In a huge surprise, Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that they will be giving guests the chance to go Trick or Treating this weekend in the park, with some of their favorite spooky friends. On October 28th and 29th, guests in the park will be able to dress up in their favorite costumes, and trick or treat throughout the park with Universal Studios Hollywood characters, as they also dress in their favorite costumes.
Halloween-themed characters located throughout the theme park include Hello Kitty as The Bride of Frankenstein, Illumination’s Minion Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, Scooby Doo and the gang, Curious George, Woody Woodpecker, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy.
Other entertaining activities include a Halloween Party in the Plaza with a live DJ, music, games and costume showcase. Also, Halloween treat decorating will be available for purchase. All children 12 years of age and under will receive a free carnival game voucher redeemable at Super Silly Fun Land, located adjacent to the “Despicable Minion Mayhem” ride or Krustyland’s Carnival Games, located adjacent to “The Simpsons™ Ride.”
Here’s the weekends schedule:
10am – 4pm Trick-or-Treat and Character meet and greets at select theme park locations
11am – 2pm Halloween Party in the Plaza
1 – 2pm Costume Showcase at Universal Plaza
This is something pretty unexpected at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s the first time the park has done anything like this, and seems like the perfect match for the more adult oriented Halloween Horror Nights that takes over the park on select nights in October.
Honestly, this feels like a small test for a larger Halloween event to come next year in the park. If they were to do something like this on select weekends, it would definitely put them in direct competition with Disneyland. Disneyland does Mickey’s Halloween Party, but that is an upcharge event. If the park were to do a full on kids Halloween event, included with admission in the park, they could very well not only pack the park, but take some of the attention away from Disney. Awesome move USH!
In the meantime, we’re very excited to see walk around characters dressed up in their Halloween costumes.