Ghostbusters fans are about to get a completely new immersive experience. Universal Studios has just announced that the iconic franchise will get its own maze at this year's Halloween Horror Nights. This is the first time Ghostbusters has made it over to the annual haunt and fans are not going to want to miss out on this opportunity. The news comes as Jason Reitman finally started work on the highly anticipated Ghostbusters 2020 in Calgary, Canada.
The new Halloween Horror Nights maze is going to put park visitors within the 1984 movie as they follow Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston. The team will head through recreated scenes from the first movie, "including the firehouse, New York Public Library, and the Temple of Gozer." However, it isn't just going to be a recreation experience for fans to take selfies in. "Spirits, specters, and ectoplasm-dripping phantasms attack from every corner," in the Ghostbusters maze. However, not all of the ghouls and ghosts will be over the top terrifying.
The beloved green ghost Slimer will be on hand, as will the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Gozer the Gozerian. Slimer will more than likely be cruising around looking for food, but how are they going to incorporate the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man into a Halloween Horror Nights maze? That is unclear at the moment, but it's going to be very interesting to see how Universal Studios decides to tackle something so big. Whatever the case may be, this sounds like it's going to be a must-experience event for Ghostbusters fans this fall.
Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, Sept. 6th, at Universal Orlando and Friday, Sept. 13th, at Universal Hollywood, with a Halloween Horror Nights Fan Event taking place the day before on September 12. Friday the 13th sounds like a pretty good day to kick off this year's festivities in Hollywood. In addition to the new Ghostbusters maze, Netflix's Stranger Things will also be making a return after scaring the hell out of fans last year and delivering all kinds of sweet treats based on the show around the theme park. Universal's Monster Maze is also making a return, while Yeti: Terror of the Yukon and Holidayz in Hell come along for the ride. Universal will be announcing more mazes and experiences for Halloween Horror Nights over the next few weeks.
2019 has already been a big year for the Ghostbusters franchise, but 2020 will be even bigger. Jason Reitman is currently hard at work on Ghostbusters 2020 and he has some pretty big surprises in store for long-time fans. It is believed that the director will have something to show fans this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con to really raise the hype. But, as we wait for more news, the Halloween Horror Nights Ghostbusters maze will be the perfect way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the franchise. You can head over to Universal Studios for ticket availability and check out a teaser for the maze below.