ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (May 19, 2017) For the first time ever, the psychological horror film, The Shining, will bring unspeakable terror to Halloween Horror Nights in terrifying new mazes opening at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning this September.
The twisted minds behind the nations best, most intense Halloween events will bring every gruesome moment and paranormal haunting that fans have seen in the film to life in original, disturbingly authentic mazes.
The Shining maze at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the films most iconic, and sinister, moments. While venturing through the eerie Overlook Hotel, guests will be thrust into the hotels tragic history of murder and madness, bearing witness to caretaker Jack Torrances spiraling descent into insanity. Nightmarish visions will come to life in this macabre maze, overwhelming guests with the shine of the murderous, ghostly entities that lurk around every turn all while trying to escape the wrath of Jack Torrance as he violently succumbs to the hotels paranormal forces.
The Shining has been regarded as a masterpiece of modern horror by critics and fans alike. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the films enormous influence on pop culture has been captured throughout a multitude of films, television shows, music and more since its disturbing debut in 1980.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coasts event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
About Universal Orlando Resort
For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlandos theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universals Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the worlds most exciting and innovative theme park experiences including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And on May 25, 2017, Universal Orlando will open its third park, Universals Volcano Bay an entirely new water theme park experience. Universals on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universals Cabana Bay Beach Resort and the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalks newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippogriff, Universal Studios Hollywoods first outdoor rollercoaster. Other immersive lands include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land as well as Springfield, hometown of Americas favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning The Simpsons Ride. and the The Walking Dead daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywoods signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the worlds biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as Fast & FuriousSupercharged. The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the 5 Towers state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.