New Year-Round Horror: Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction

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Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction

Hey there, horror fans and thrill-seekers! Get ready to mark your calendars and plan a trip to Las Vegas because Universal Parks & Resorts has just dropped some spine-tingling news that’s sure to excite. A brand-new, year-round haunted house attraction is making its way to Sin City, promising to deliver chills and thrills at AREA15, the already buzzing complex that’s about to get a whole lot spookier. Let’s look at what we know about Universal’s Las Vegas haunted attraction.

What’s the Buzz About?

Imagine stepping into a world where every corner holds a story, every shadow hides a creature, and every scream echoes a tale of horror. That’s exactly what Universal is crafting with its latest venture—a permanent haunt location that’s not just for Halloween but for every single day of the year. This isn’t just any haunted house; it’s a horror experience crafted by the masterminds behind the legendary Halloween Horror Nights.

A Glimpse into the Future

AREA15, known for its immersive experiences and attracting over 2.4 million visitors a year, is set to expand with Universal’s haunted attraction as its centerpiece. The concept art released teases a venue that’s a horror fan’s dream come true, bringing Universal’s vast library of classic and modern horror characters to life. But it’s not all scares; the venue promises to be a dynamic space with immersive haunted house experiences by night and haunting bars and eateries by day, alongside unique merchandise offerings.

Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction

More Than Just a Haunt

Page Thompson, President of New Ventures at Universal Parks & Resorts, describes it as a “horror party” that’s all about fun and not just gore. The attraction will anchor AREA15’s upcoming 20-acre expansion, with over 413,000 square feet of customizable retail space. Universal’s slice of this expansion will boast 110,000 square feet, enough to house three full-scale haunted house attractions, dining, and shopping opportunities.

What Can We Expect?

The buzz around the attraction includes rumors of revolving haunted house experiences featuring Universal’s in-house properties like the Classic Monsters, modern horror films, and Halloween Horror Night icons. The concept art even hints at appearances by Jack the Clown and Chance, stirring excitement about what or who else might make an appearance.

Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction

A Hub of Horror and Fun

The space between the dining, shopping, and haunted house entrances is rumored to be an open hub, potentially set up like a scare zone with roaming scareactors. This adds an extra layer of immersion, making the entire venue a continuous experience of suspense and surprise.

Trademark Teases

Recent trademark applications for “Universal Horror Unleashed” suggest a comprehensive branding for the experience, covering everything from restaurants and bars to merchandise. While the official name remains under wraps, the concept art and trademarks hint at a horror universe waiting to be explored.

When Can We Experience the Terror?

While an official timeline hasn’t been announced, rumors suggest an opening as soon as 2024. With groundbreaking expected in the next six months, the anticipation is building for what could be the ultimate horror destination.

A New Era of Horror

This announcement follows Universal’s reveal of a new kid-centric park in Frisco, Texas, showcasing the company’s diverse expansion plans. Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction at AREA15 is set to redefine horror entertainment, offering a year-round destination for fans and thrill-seekers alike.

So, whether you’re a horror aficionado or just looking for a unique adventure, this attraction promises to deliver an unforgettable experience. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates, and prepare to immerse yourself in the world of horror like never before. Universal’s Las Vegas Haunted Attraction is not just an attraction; it’s a celebration of horror, creativity, and fun, promising to be a highlight of Las Vegas entertainment.

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