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Universal announces upcoming year-round Halloween Horror Night experience at Area 15 in Las Vegas

January 13, 2024 / Hursh

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The creators of Halloween Horror Nights are bringing a brand-new permanent entertainment experience to Las Vegas.

A release about the experience says the concept will “bring to life Universal’s vast library of classic horror films and today’s most terrifying tales.”

“Universal is known for our ability to deliver original, highly-themed and terrifying horror entertainment experiences for millions of fans every year,” said Page Thompson, the President of New Ventures at Universal Parks and Resorts. “We are excited to give our global fanbase yet another way to get scared and have fun with fear in the heart of Las Vegas, the perfect place for this type of unique concept.”

The experience will also include a variety of food and beverage spaces by day that will turn into haunting bars and eateries by night.

This new concept marks the first time Universal has created a permanent horror experience beyond its theme parks. The space will also feature a continuously updated experience, must-see seasonal events, and one-of-a-kind merchandise.

Halloween Horror Nights in Las Vegas

Universal Studios Parks & Resorts (Photo Credits KTNV)

Universal’s new horror experience will be the anchor tenant in a new 20-acre expansion of Las Vegas’ immersive AREA15 entertainment district that initially opened to the public in September 2020 and has attracted more than four million visitors since that time.

Occupying a 110,000-square-foot space, the new Universal experience is an innovative, creative complement to AREA15’s roots in experiential art and entertainment.

Adding to the excitement of this new experience is the reaction from the Las Vegas community:

“AREA15 curates a constellation of best-in-class experiences. Universal’s never-been-done-before concept will be a perfect fit because our guests know they can expect fresh, exciting entertainment at AREA15,” said Winston Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, AREA15. “We are enormously gratified to have an extraordinary company like Universal as our partner as we embark on the next phase of growth for AREA15.”

“Las Vegas is an entertainment destination unlike any other – and we are thrilled to welcome Universal to our city,” said City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “The Universal experience will bring exactly the kind of high-quality, exciting entertainment our city, our visitors and our residents want.”

“Las Vegas is a vibrant community and increasingly known internationally for the creative arts experiences that we offer,” said City of Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz. “Universal’s decision to anchor their next innovative creation in the city is exciting news for my residents and visitors alike. The job opportunities will be invaluable for our community, especially for those interested in the entertainment industry.”

As plans take shape, representatives from Universal say they look forward to sharing more details about the concept soon, along with the opening date!

The article was originally posted on KTNV

Authored By: KTNV Staff

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