We have the sad duty to announce that Universal Studios Hollywood is shutting down the Universal’s House of Horrors attraction. The walk-through served as the theme park’s tribute to their classic 1930’s-era monster movies.
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Universal Studios Hollywood recently announced that it is shutting down the “Universal’s House of Horrors” walk-through attraction, on September first, so you have time for one last visit. The timing of the closure, while no doubt in-tune with the park’s long-term plans, seems strange, now that Universal Pictures is re-launching their Universal Monsters series – now the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe – with “Dracula: Untold” and “The Mummy.”
The House of Horrors was introduced in 2007 as a replacement to Van Helsing: Fortress Dracula. The attraction featured live performers dressed up as characters from Universal’s legacy horror films, including Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolfman, and other characters, who jumped out and scared guests traveling through sets from various horror films. Classic horror enthusiasts had the opportunity to marvel at the movie monster memorabilia and props which had not been visible to the public for ages.
The corporate office has explained the House of Horrors is being shuttered to make room for “dining, shopping, and entertainment options.” Wait – isn’t that what CityWalk is for?
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