October is here, and you know what that means – Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is back and better than ever! Not only can you scream your way through spine-tingling mazes and thrilling scare zones, but you can also tantalize your taste buds with a ghoulishly delicious selection of horror-inspired cuisine. From “Stranger Things 4” to “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count,” “The Last of Us,” and Dia de los Muertos, there’s something to satisfy every craving. So, let’s dive into the terrifyingly tempting food and drink options that await you during this spine-chilling event, running on select nights through October 31, 2023.
“Stranger Things 4”: A Taste of Hawkins, Indiana
For all the fans of the hit series “Stranger Things,” you’re in for a treat! Universal Studios Hollywood has transformed several venues to bring the world of Hawkins, Indiana, to life. At the Surfer Boy Pizza shop, you can dig into mouthwatering pizzas like the “Try Before You Deny” and enjoy Pineapple Buffalo Wings. But, the pièce de résistance is the decadent Hellfire Pop dessert.
Don’t forget to head to Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor, where you can indulge in Eleven’s Waffle Sundae and the Upside Down World Milkshake, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
And the “Stranger Things 4” theme continues at the ’80s-themed Stellar Bar, located near “Jurassic World—The Ride.” Here, you can step back in time and enjoy awesome cocktails like the Surfer Boy, The Upside Down, and Mind Flayer. To go along with those drinks, you can savor delicious bites, including Demogorgon Pizza, Hellfire Club Pretzel, and Pizza Fries, all while grooving to classic ’80s hits.
“Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count”: Killer Eats
Chucky is taking a stab at killer treats with a menu that will make your taste buds scream with delight. You can sink your teeth into items like Chucky’s A Clucking Nightmare sandwich, Friends to the Burnt End sandwich, Chucky’s Mac-Assacre and Cheese, Always Comeback Corndog, Like to be Hugged Salad, and Child’s Play Funnel Cake. There’s even a Knife Cookie emblazoned with “Wanna Play?” Plus, you can quench your thirst with a cotton candy lemonade called The Good Guy and the Wanna Play? cocktail.
“The Last of Us”: Cordyceps Corndogs
If you’re a fan of “The Last of Us,” you won’t want to miss the Cordyceps Corndog, served up at Mummy Eats, adjacent to “Revenge of The Mummy—The Ride.” This thrilling delicacy will transport you right into the post-pandemic world of the game.
Dia de los Muertos: A Festive Celebration
Universal Studios Hollywood is also celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Los Angeles during Halloween Horror Nights with a Dia de los Muertos food and beverage display. You can toast the living and celebrate the dead with Latin folklore-inspired craft cocktails such as Tlahuelpuchi Margarita, El Silbón Mule, La Lechuza, and La Muerte, all served in colorful souvenir cups. Premium margaritas include Spicy Strawberry Vodka Margarita and Smokey Cauldron Margarita.
Feast on themed Dia de los Muertos menu items like Carne Asada Nachos, Beef Birria Tacos with Red Sauce, Horchata Churro Bites, Pineapple Spears with Chamoy, Corn in a Cup, and a sweet Chocolate Skull Cake.
Peacock Halloween Horror Bar: Spooky Cocktails
The new themed Peacock Halloween Horror Bar near the entrance to the theme park is the place to be for chilling cocktails. Try the Purge Punch, Peacocktail, and Charles Lee Ray cocktails, all inspired by “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count.”
A Note for Our Adult Guests
Remember, all these tantalizing beverages are for guests aged 21 or older, so be sure to have your valid photo ID ready to enjoy these spooktacular concoctions.
Beyond the Haunts: Thrilling Attractions
But the fun doesn’t stop at the food and drinks. Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights offers a lineup of terrifying mazes and scare zones, including fan favorites like “Stranger Things 4,” “The Exorcist: Believer,” “Universal Monsters: Unmasked,” “Evil Dead Rise,” and many more.
Scare zones are ready to torment you as you navigate from one haunted house to the next, featuring “El Terror de las Momias,” “Toyz,” and “Ghostz.”
While you’re enjoying the spooky festivities, some of the park’s attractions, like “Jurassic World—The Ride,” “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride,” and “The Simpsons Ride™” remain open, offering a mix of thrills and chills.
Plus, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” is open, inviting you to experience some of your favorite attractions. Keep an eye out for Death Eaters™ as they roam Hogsmeade™ village, adding an extra touch of magic to your evening.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the ultimate destination for all things spooky, from terrifying mazes and scare zones to deliciously eerie cuisine and themed cocktails. So, gather your friends and family, and embark on a chilling adventure you won’t soon forget! Remember, this spine-tingling event runs on select nights through October 31, 2023, so don’t miss your chance to join in the scream-worthy fun. Happy haunting!