A Trip to Universal Studios Japan: Halloween Horror Night

Get ready for Universal Studios Japan’s scariest and most exciting event yet: Universal Surprise Halloween. Read up on KKday’s ultimate guide to this wild event. From thrilling daytime attractions to hair-raising night attractions, be sure to catch this scare-fest from September 8 to November 5, 2017!

All events will be at Universal Studios Japan. For detailed updates on the park’s operating hours and show schedules, go here to check their schedule ahead of time.

Daytime Events







The Festa de Parade brings you all your favorite characters to life. Catch the Minions, Snoopy and the Sesame Street Family along with a wide array of performers in glamorous costumes on magnificent floats. Come early and stay in the Front Area, and get the chance be part of the parade as you dance along with the entertainers! Let loose and get a little crazy with all your cartoon favorites!


  • Water and bubbles will be used during the parade, so pathways may become wet and slippery.

Happy Trick or Treat




  • Dates: September 8 (Friday) to November 5 (Sunday)
  • Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Age: For children of elementary school age, or younger

This season, the magic words are “Trick or Treat!” The Happy Trick or Treat event is a big candy festival kids are sure to enjoy. It starts off with a colorful parade where you can see the Minions, Hello Kitty, and the Sesame Street gang on sing and dance, before bringing out a huge mountain of candy.

Then, with their pumpkin-shaped backpacks, kids can roam around the park and looking for crew members with their own pumpkin bags and ask for special treats. Just say “Trick or Treat!” and the USJ staff members will fill your pumpkins with all sorts of delicious sweets!


  • Each child can join Happy Trick or Treat once per day, and needs to register before joining the event. The Front Desk will close once maximum capacity is reached.
  • After registration, each child will be given their own pumpkin-shaped bag
Event Time Content
Halloween Parade 14:30 See your favorite characters in colorful costumes and fun floats
Candy Festival 10:00 – 13:00 Grab candy from the parade floats
Trick or Treat in the whole park 10:0017:00 Kids can collect candy from the crew with their pumpkin-shaped backpacks!

Halloween Horror Night

Halloween Horror Night is USJ’s highlight event. This year, the Halloween Horror Night is split into different levels (Level 1 to 10) with their own rules, tricks, and scary surprises! For more details, you can check out their official website.

Ready to face all the park terrors and don’t want to waste time in line? Purchase the Universal Studios Japan: Halloween Express Pass. This is an add-on pass to your regular USJ ticket that gives you fast track access to ALL of the Halloween Horror Night’s events and attractions. Be sure to catch this year’s highlights!

Purchase your Universal Studios Japan Entry Ticket and Halloween Express Pass from KKday!

Deadman’s Forest: Escape from the Forest of Death

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Make your way through this thrilling, outdoor forest maze where booby traps lurk on every corner, while outrunning a horde of angry zombies. Complete the tasks or risk forever becoming part of Deadman’s Forest.

Outdoor | Horror Level 4

  • Time: 10:00am to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: 12 years old and above
  • Notes: Advisable to bring rain gear

Cult of Chucky: Chucky’s Hospital Ward of Madness


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There’s no time for child’s play at the Ward of Madness. You won’t be feeling any better after this trip to the doctor. Chucky is back with a vengance, ready to slice his patients wide open!

Indoor | Horror Level 5

  • Time: 12:00pm to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: 12 years old and above


A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Maze 3

A Nightmare on Elm Street- The Maze 3(Credit to USJ)

There’s no escaping the ruthless Freddy Krueger as he hunts for his next victim in their dreams. The only way to get out of this living nightmare is to rescue the sleeping girl, but watch your back—Freddy Krueger is known to slaughtering his victims from behind.

Indoor | Horror Level 5

  • Time: 12:00pm to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: 12 years old and above



The Exorcist: The Devil’s Manor

The Exorcist- The Devil_s Manor(Credit to USJ)
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As a young girl is transformed by a demonic possession, the entire mansion begins to permeate a menacing atmosphere. Enter a world the whole new world of terror filled with shocking sights that will chill you to the bones. It’s up to you to save the girl from the Devil’s grip. But the question lies: is your soul strong enough to escape possession yourself?

Indoor | Horror Level 5

  • Time: 12:00pm to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: 12 years old and above

Trauma 3: Endless Despair

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Trauma 3- Endless Despair(Credit to USJ)
(Credits: Universal Studios Japan)

Do you think you’re brave enough to endure USJ’s scariest attraction to date? At Horror Level 10, Trauma 3: Endless Despair is not for the faint of heart. Step into a ghastly maze that never the attraction. Only visitors with a signed consent form will be admitted to the attraction.

seems to end. With every twist and turn, you’ll encounter twisted human experiments, strange creatures hell-bent on keeping you trapped inside.

Indoor | Horror Level 10

  • Horror Level: 10
  • Time: 12:00pm to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: 15 years old and above


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Street Zombies and Zombie Mob Show







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Get ready for the scariest outbreak ever as hordes of all kinds of undead flock to the streets of Universal Studios Japan for a night of terror! But once the music starts to play, these zombies drop everything and start to dance. If you really want to join in on the fun, purchase a skull-shaped necklace from the shop; the zombies will approach you and make you one of them. Come and celebrate Halloween together!

Outdoor | Horror Level 1-2

  • Time: 12:00pm to Closing Time
  • Age Limit: Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
Event Time Horror Level Notice
Deadman’s Forest

Escape from the Forest of Death


From 10:00 am~

4 Extra Tickets Not Require


Cult of Chucky Chucky’s Hospital Maze

From 12:00 pm~

5 Extra Tickets Not Require


A Nightmare on Elm Stree, The Maze 3 Maze

From 12:00 pm~

5 Require Numbered Ticket


The Exorcist

The Devil’s Manor


From 12:00 pm~

5 Require Numbered Ticket


Trauma 3 Maze

From 12:00 pm~

10 Require Exclusive Ticket (paid)

If you have EXPRESS 5, you don’t need Exclusive Ticket.

Street Zombies and Zombie Mob Show

From 6:00 pm~

1~2 Extra Tickets Not Require

KKday Recommends: What to Eat at USJ

Snacks: USJ Sweet Buns

Snacks- USJ Sweet Buns

Sweet steamed buns are always a treat, but their made even more fun at Universal Studios Japan! Bite into this park favorite and try the yellow, curry-flavored Minion buns, red, tomato-flavored Hello Kitty Buns, and other fun variations!

  • Found at: Halloween Happiness Market
  • Price: 690 ¥/ per bun


Lunch: The Halloween Special

Lunch- The Halloween Special

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Lunch- The Halloween Special 3

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Refill after all those thrilling rides at the Studio Stars Restaurant. This season, be sure to try the Halloween Special: a big, fat, juicy burger paired with sunny side-up eggs and a secret restaurant sauce. Top the meal with an adorable, Minion-style dessert!

  • Found at: Studio Star Restaurant, Hollywood District
  • Price: 2190 ¥/ per meal


Dinner: Roasted Pork Ribs Platter and Butterbeer

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Cozy up with a hearty dinner of tender and juicy roasted barbeque ribs, grilled chicken wings, and delicious pumpkin pie. And don’t miss out on the famous Butterbeer drink! Sip on this sweet drink as you admire the magnificent Hogwarts castle and its dazzling reflection in the lake below. Don’t pass up on this great photo opportunity!

  • Found at: Three Broomsticks, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Price:1950 ¥/ per set

Halloween Exclusive Merchandise

Limited Edition Minion Popcorn Buckets

Minion Popcorn

One of our favorite theme park snacks is popcorn and this year, you get to collect these limited edition Minion Popcorn Buckets! Bring your friends and family and get one each to complete the collection, and be sure to try out the special banana flavored popcorn!

  • Found at: Minion Park
  • Price: 2980 ¥/ per


Halloween Exclusives

Halloween Botique

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Celebrate this family-friendly festival with souvenirs to remember this great trip and head to USJ’s Halloween Specialty Store! With all sorts of Halloween-themed merchandise like costumes, ghost dolls, scary toys, and sweet treats, there’s something for everyone!


Minion Park

Minion Park

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Ba-ba-ba…BANANA! Step into Minion Madness and see all sorts of quirky parlor games where you can win prizes, small Minion decorations, giant Minions standing by doorways, and every kind of Minion-themed souvenir imaginable. Be sure to ride Minion Mayhem, a crazy thrill ride designed after Gru’s house that will take you into Minion World! And if you get hungry? Try the park’s signature Minion Taro cookies!

  • How much:600 ¥/ per cookie 


Expecto Patronum Night Show






Dates: April 21 ~ November 5 (Sun)

Relive the magic as you wander through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and catch the Expecto Patronum Night Show. Immerse yourself as this outdoor light show recreates the classic Dementor scene from the Harry Potter movies with beautiful music, high-tech stage effects, and incredible performances. After the show, take a pleasant stroll across the magical grounds and admire the stunning view of Hogwarts castle.