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Universal Studios Hollywood cancels Halloween Horror Nights amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:40:50-04

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Universal Studios Hollywood announced Friday that this year’s Halloween Horror Nights has been canceled amid the coronavirus.

“Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe,” a statement from the theme park read, saying the decision was a “difficult” one to make.

The Universal City theme park has been closed since March 14 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though CityWalk began welcoming back guests last month.

The “Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place,” the statement said.