It is official, Universal Studios has made the decision to cancel Halloween Horror Nights events on both coasts this year due to the ongoing pandemic. This comes amid continued spikes in reported cases in both Florida and California where the two parks are located. “We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.” This is an understatement.

In Florida, the Universal Orlando Resort is open and only running at limited daytime capacity. California is another story altogether as the California theme park is situated inside Los Angeles county where the parks have not even been allowed to reopen yet. Los Angeles is still the current epicenter for reported COVID 19 cases in the state with reported cases currently at 165,242.

In a statement, Universal Studios released the following statement.

 

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year. Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe. 

We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.