Universal Horror Unleashed
Concept art
Coordinates36°07′56″N 115°10′51″W / 36.132175°N 115.180782°W / 36.132175; -115.180782
StatusUnder construction
Opening date2025
Universal Studios Great Britain
Coordinates52°05′55″N 0°30′09″W / 52.0987°N 0.5025°W / 52.0987; -0.5025
StatusUnder construction
Ride statistics
Attraction typeYear-round event/ Scream Park
DesignerUniversal Creative
Haunted houses
OperatorUniversal Destinations & Experiences
WebsiteOfficial website

Universal Horror Unleashed is an upcoming 110,000-square-foot (2.5-acre) Halloween-themed attraction under construction at Area15, an entertainment complex located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in development at Universal Studios Great Britain. Announced in January 2023,[1] it is the second Halloween-themed experience from Universal Destinations & Experiences, after Halloween Horror Nights. The attraction is set to open in 2025, at Area15.


In January 2023, Universal announced a new "horror experience" called Universal Horror Unleashed, which is set to be the anchor tenant in a 20-acre expansion of Area15.[2][3] Unlike Universal's seasonal Halloween Horror Nights events, it will be a permanent and year-round fixture, occupying a 110,000-square-foot (2.5-acre) space.[4][5] On March 8, 2023, Universal's theme park division Universal Parks and Resorts changed their name to Universal Destinations & Experiences.[6] Construction began in October 2023,[7] with the walls erected by December 18, 2023.[8][9] The attraction is expected to open in 2025.[10] By December 2023, Universal Horror Unleashed was confirmed to be duplicated for the upcoming Universal Studios Great Britain.[11]


  1. ^ Segall, Eli (January 11, 2023). "Universal bringing full-time 'horror party' to Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  2. ^ Chen, Eve (October 17, 2023). "Horror has a new name in Las Vegas. What we know about Universal's plans for the city". USA Today. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  3. ^ Glenn, Brian. "Universal Destinations & Experiences reveals Universal Horror Unleashed as name for Las Vegas year-round experience". Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  4. ^ Katsilometes, John (January 24, 2023). "Area15 to expand; repurposed Boeing 747 in the plans". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  5. ^ "Year Round Horror Experience Comes to Las Vegas". January 11, 2023. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  6. ^ White, Abbey (March 8, 2023). "Universal Parks Rebrands Division Name As It Broadens Focus". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 18, 2024.
  7. ^ Blennerhassett, Patrick (October 5, 2023). "Area15 expansion plans include hotel, nightclub". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  8. ^ "Area15 to kick off 20-acre expansion with new entertainment experiences". News 3 Las Vegas. December 17, 2023. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  9. ^ Ace, Shannen (December 28, 2023). "PHOTOS: Walls Rise & Building Takes Shape for Year-Round Universal Horror Unleashed Destination in Las Vegas". WDWNT. Retrieved December 29, 2023.
  10. ^ "Could Universal Be Bringing "Universal Horror Unleashed" To London Prior To Universal Studios Great Britain?". Theme Park Tourist. January 7, 2024. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  11. ^ Evans, Sean (December 28, 2023). "Halloween Horror Nights UK Set For Universal Studios Great Britain". Back to the Movies. Retrieved December 29, 2023.