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"It is said that if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. You're about to find out. the Nightmare Tour."

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood attraction

Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour

Attraction type Terror Tram

Halloween Horror Nights 2008

Park Universal Studios Hollywood
Area Backlot


Housed in Backlot
Based on Various Horror Films
Preceded By Terror Tram: Horror Comes Home (2007)
Followed By Terror Tram: Live or Die (2009)

Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour sent guests into the deepest layer of the nightmare realm where an embodiment of pure depravity prowled. It was located in the Backlot.

Queue[edit | edit source]

NOES soundtrack would be playing as guests made their way down the escalator. Clips from NOES would be playing.

Tram[edit | edit source]

As the trams were making their way to the Marelot, a video displaying the story of Freddy Krueger played:

"And now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep, and if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take."

"Since the dawn of civilization, man has been plagues by nightmares. In medieval times, nightmares were believed to be the dark vocation of Incubi, demon-like creatures that preyed on sleeping souls.

Today the source of nightmares is still shrouded in mystery, though the characteristics are well documented. Many people experience re-occuring nightmares like the sensation of drowning, running from some unknown threat, being late for class, or even envisioning one's own death. One urban legend holds that if you die in your sleep, you die in real life.

That was the premise of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the ultimate cinematic expression of nightmares. A Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the world to a new kind of horror: Freddy Krueger, a supernatural serial killer, who preys on sleeping victims, killing them in their dreams.

What is less known is that the story was inspired by true events. Starting in the late 1970s, seemingly healthy young adults started dying in their sleep. The medical community was unable to determine the cause of death. But there was one common thread: all of the victims died while in the thrills of a nightmare. Since that time, over 100 such cases have been reported. The cause of death remains a mystery.”

Experience[edit | edit source]

Guests were then dropped to a dream version of the Backlot where Freddy Krueger and his minions were loose.

Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep..." (Grinch Set)
  • "Senior Night" (Bates Motel)
  • "Friday The 13th: Camp Crystal Lake" (Dirt Road/Hill Top)
  • Rural Texas
  • "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (Outdoors maze)
  • Psycho House
  • "Nightmare On Elm Street Plane Crash" (War of the Worlds Set)
  • Nightmares Come Alive" (Tram Pick Up/Mummy Tunnel)

Scareactors[edit | edit source]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is a character in the Rural Texas section that resembles Chop Top who would later be used in future Texas Chainsaw Massacre houses.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Halloween Horror Nights 2008
Characters: Freddy Krueger (Event Icon)  • The Strangers  • Jason Voorhees  • Leatherface
Haunted Mazes: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Home Sweet Hell  • Friday the 13th: Camp Blood  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Back in Business  • Universal's House of Horrors: Meet The Strangers
Terror Tram: Terror Tram: The Nightmare Tour
Scarezones:The Nightmare Begins...  • The Black Death  • The Dead Shall Rise  • Deadwood • The Dark Streets of London • Revenge of the Pigs  • The Strangers
Shows: Slaughter World 3 • Chucky's Insult Emporium • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure
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