9 Reasons an R.I.P. Tour at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights Is Worth Every Blood-Soaked Penny
If you like to be scared (or just try to push yourself out of your comfort zone), Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is pretty much the best place to be. After the park "dies" down for the day (pun intended), it's transformed into a terrifying place where only the strong survive (seriously, if you're easily scared, you might need to leave early). Not only can you still ride your favorite attractions late at night, but there are haunted houses and scare zones to navigate (Note: there are usually chainsaws, clowns, and blood involved, so good luck). And this year, with a whopping 10 haunted houses, Universal Studios is really stepping up its game.
While going to HHN is awesome in any form, if you really want to experience it the right way, you need to splurge on a private R.I.P. tour. Universal offers regular R.I.P. tours, which give you things like front-of-the-line entry to each haunted house once, a pretour reception with appetizers, and access to exclusive cash bar locations throughout the park, but the private tour is what all horror fanatics really need. In addition to getting all the perks of the regular R.I.P. tour, the private one also gives you your own tour guide, unlimited priority entrance to all haunted houses, reserved seating at the Jabbawockeez show, private trolley transportation to the mazes, exclusive interactive themed photo ops and a special tour of the Universal backlot, a gourmet buffet dinner in the VIP lounge, access to exclusive lounges for drinks and desserts, and complimentary valet parking.
But I should warn you — once you do a private R.I.P. tour, you'll never be able to experience HHN any other way again. While it's definitely pricey (regular R.I.P. tours start at $160 per person, and you need to call Universal in order to price a private R.I.P. tour of up to 12 people), they're worth it to be able to choose how you want to spend your night instead of waiting in lines. Keep reading for all the reasons it's worth every blood-soaked penny.