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Year-round Halloween Horror Nights experience opening in Las Vegas at Area15

by Jon Self

Las Vegas will receive a brand-new horror experience created by Universal Parks & Resorts. A new year-round horror themed attraction will be built in the Area15 entertainment complex.

Horror Attraction coming to AREA15

The creators of Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Parks & Resorts, are bringing a brand-new permanent horror experience to Las Vegas. Universal announced the initial concept will bring to life Universal’s massive library of classic horror films as well as some of today’s most terrifying tales.

This new concept marks Universal’s first creation of a permanent horror experience beyond its theme parks. Most horror experiences Universal creates function as seasonal offerings. This location would be a year-round way for horror fans to enjoy the skills and scares of Universal Creative.

Universal promises this new experience will deliver on the thrills and frights its horror fans have come to enjoy. They also stated that anyone looking for a new level of experiential entertainment would find it here. This Las Vegas entertainment option will offer various immersive horror-centric experiences that surround high energy food and beverage spaces by day. These areas will transform into haunting bars and eateries by night. Universal stated that this entertainment space would continuously be updated with must-see seasonal events, and distinctive merchandise. 

“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, president of New Ventures, Universal Parks & 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.”

AREA51 horror attraction

Universal’s new horror experience will be the anchor tenant in a 20-acre expansion of Las Vegas’ immersive AREA15 entertainment district that opened to the public in September 2020. Occupying a 110,000-square-foot space, the new Universal experience plans to serve as an integral component of Area15’s roots in experiential art and entertainment. 

Other entertainment experiences at Area15 include Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Wink World, virtual reality, Liftoff, and more.

Inside Area15 in Las Vegas - Interviews, First-Look

“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 of 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.” 

With Area15 coming to the Orlando area, does this mean a potential Universal year-round horror attraction there? With Area15, many possibilities exist.

When this opens, will you visit? What do you think of Universal expanding its horror skills to Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments below.

Report from Inside Meow Wolf Omega Mart, Area15 Las Vegas
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