Halloween Horror Nights 7 RIP Tour review

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review

Conquer the 7 Deadlier Sins like a VIP at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 7. Learn more in this exclusive review of the HHN7 RIP Tour.

What is this RIP Tour?

The Rest In Peace (R.I.P) Tour is Universal Studios Singapore’s Premium Tour product for Halloween Horror Nights 7. This is a 3-hour guided tour covering all haunted houses, scare zones, the Laboratorium show, and select rides.

This year’s review of the HHN7 RIP Tour will document my tour’s full itinerary to illustrate how the tour makes a great difference in the HHN7 guest experience.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Reception

We checked in at the RIP Reception… which was already dressed up like a haunted house. A butler received us, and soon our Surgeon (Tour Guide) escorted us to the park. Tours depart every 30 mins from 7:30PM, so you can pick the start time that works best for you.

Buffet Dinner at Loui’s

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Buffet

Every RIP Tour ticket includes a $25 meal voucher, which can be redeemed for a dinner buffet at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor. If you pick the buffet, then you will be advised to arrive at 6PM so that there is ample time to enjoy the food and watch the Gala Premiere of the 7 SINisters (Opening Scaremony Show). The meal voucher can also be used at participating restaurants during the night.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Buffet Dinner decor

The buffet offering is rather small this year – fruit platters, grilled fish, spaghetti, burger sliders, and kueh pie tee. The burgers were quite salty, but at least there are less fried food this round. Soft drinks are free-flow during the buffet.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Buffet Dinner undead chefs

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Briefing guests

RIP Tour groups are non-exclusive and can cater up to 12 guests. To get an exclusive tour, you will need to form a group of 12 guests (or pay for 12 guests’ worth of tickets). Depending on the group’s overall preferences, the Surgeon can prioritise the attractions in the tour itinerary. Want to go on thrilling rides along the way between the scares? Or prefer just haunted houses and no rides? Sure – that can be arranged.

Since my tour group maxed out and is thereby ‘exclusive’, we chose to skip rides and dedicate all 3 hours on haunted houses, scare zones and shows.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Heading out to Opening Scaremony

After dinner, our Surgeon gave an overview of the itinerary for the night, before escorting us to the red carpet.

7SINisters Gala Premiere – RIP Tour

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Walk on the red carpet 2

You’ll get to walk on the red carpet (though in the opposite direction)…

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Walk on the red carpet

There’s a special viewing area for RIP Tour Guests, on the right side of the red carpet facing the stage. If the park is hosting other guests, the RIP Tour section will be right behind them.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / No stress after the rope drop

After the arrival of the 7 SINisters, the Surgeon guided us through the park, away from the running mob of excited park guests. You don’t need to run. Just stroll to your next destination. You’ll still beat them, eventually.

Front of Line Access

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Front of the line access

The Surgeon will offer front of line access to the haunted houses, and this is faster than using the Express Pass.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Normal queue lines at TERROR-Cotta Empress

Unless those park guests sprinted to TERROR-Cotta Empress, the VIP access will likely overtake them.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Briefing at TERROR-Cotta Empress

Our Surgeon informed us the safety guidelines and backstory of this haunted house, before letting us experience the horrors within.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / HEX VIP access

After visiting the TERROR-Cotta Empress, we went to Happy Horror Days for a quick walkabout, and proceeded to HEX. The regular queue was almost 2 hours then. We barely waited for a minute.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Slit Face Girls SLICE OF LIFE TOUR

Scurrying away from the Midnight Man, our guide told us that the Slice of Life Tour will start in about 20 minutes. We slowly made our way there.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Make The Cut VIP Access

We stayed for a Meet and Greet with the Slit Face Girls (SFG) with VIP access, then our Surgeon brought us to Make The Cut to uncover the secrets behind the Gore-Pop industry.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Inside The Mind VIP access

My RIP Tour was on 14 October, a night that was so immensely crowded, it felt like it set a new attendance record for Halloween Horror Nights in Singapore. Almost every house had its lines filled to capacity, and Inside The Mind sustained a 3-hour wait for several hours. Even getting through to the entrance of the queue was an issue with the congestion, as the line had already flowed out to New York street. Luckily, we only had to walk past the crowd to get to VIP access.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Reserved seating area at Laboratorium

After clearing 4 houses (quite leisurely), we walked through Pilgrimage of Sin and into Pantages Hollywood Theater for The Laboratorium. The seats at the front and centre were already reserved for us.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Private Meet and Greet with Iconic Character MALICE 2

When the show ended, our Surgeon led us to the Theater’s Foyer. There’s someone dying to meet us. Or dead already, to be more exact. As part of the RIP Tour entitlement, tour guests will enjoy a private meet and greet session with one of the 7 SINisters.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Private Meet and Greet with Iconic Character MALICE

This year, the characters available for this opportunity are: Malice, Midnight Man, Obsession and Dr. White. Raven and Father Time will be greeting guests at the Hollywood Stage and Happy Horror Days scare zone respectively, and thus, they won’t be able to make it to Pantage’s.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Going into Death Mall

After meeting Malice, we visited her home, DEATH Mall. The tour itinerary flowed perfectly, connecting each part of the experience with the next.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Normal queue line at DEATH Mall

For some unknown reason there were people cheering at us from the queue.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / RIP Tour Guide

After escaping from Malice, our Surgeon told us that we have already completed all of the HHN7 attractions. With some time left in our tour, we chose to use our VIP access to jump the line at Inside The Mind again.

The tour ended and we bid farewell to our Surgeon, and some of my friends went to the Zombie Laser Tag (ZLT) attraction as RIP Tour guests enjoy a discount for that experience.

HHN7 Express Unlimited Pass

For the rest of the night, you can use the Halloween Horror Nights Express Unlimited Pass wristband at the attractions’ Universal Express lane* all night long! We managed to go for a few more rounds at the houses, and the final tally was 13 houses (we took an hour’s break after the tour).

*Not valid for use at Canopy Flyer, front row of Battlestar Galactica HUMAN vs CYLON, or The Laboratorium.

HHN7 Express Passes start from $60 ($80 for Express PLUS Pass, valid for haunted houses and select rides), but the typical price at the park is around $90 (Express Pass for Houses) and $110 (Express PLUS). This makes RIP Tours even better than grabbing the Express Pass, as not only are you guaranteed VIP access to the haunts, but the guided tour and Surgeon will help you understand the stories and concepts of the HHN7 attractions.

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / Normal queue line at Inside The Mind
The queues can be scarier than the haunted houses.

OK, how do I book my HHN7 RIP Tour?

Visit Universal Studios Singapore’s VIP Reception Lobby for RIP Tour booking and enquiries. Same-day bookings and walk-ins during event nights may be available, subject to the tour slot availability. Advance booking is highly recommended as the tour may sell out due to demand.

Alternatively, you can email RWSTours@rwsentosa.com or call +65-65776077 to make your reservation.
Klook is also selling RIP Tours online for $248. Check out all the tour price options below.


HHN7 RIP Tour: The details

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore - RIP Tour Review / RIP Tour Guide at Inside the Mind entrance

RIP Tours are non-exclusive (except for a full booking of 12 guests) and can accommodate up to 12 guests per tour group.

RIP Tour Entitlements

• VIP access to ALL haunted houses, scare zones and select attractions
• 1 x Admission ticket to Halloween Horror Nights 7
• 1 x Halloween Horror Nights Express Unlimited Pass
• 1 x R.I.P. Tour credential, lanyard and glow stick
• 1 x HHN Plastic Shot Glass with red lights (attached to lanyard)
• 1 x $25 meal voucher (OR buffet dinner at Loui’s)
• Private meet and greet with an iconic character
• Complimentary welcome drink at the VIP reception
• 10% off select merchandise at Universal Studios Singapore retail outlets
• 10% off total bill at Universal Studios Singapore F&B outlets
• One-for-one promotion on photo prints


R.I.P. Tour and Add-ons Price List

Category Price
Halloween Horror Nights 7 RIP (VIP) Tour
Enjoy a guided tour and VIP access to houses and selected attractions during your tour, along with various VIP privileges.
$248
Halloween Horror Nights 7 RIP (VIP) Tour (Special Discount)
Special discounted rate for: Returning RIP Tour Guests, Students, USS/RWS Attractions Annual and Season Passholders, and Maybank Cardholders.
$198
Halloween Horror Nights 7 Behind the Screams Tour Add-on
Read more about the HHN7 BTS Tour here.
$28
Halloween Horror Nights 7 Zombie Laser Tag (ZLT) Add-on
Enjoy a round of Zombie Laser Tag after your RIP Tour.
$30

Reservations are highly recommended for RIP Tours and add-ons.
Email RWSTours@rwsentosa.com or call +65-65776077 for booking and enquiries.


Have you bought your HHN7 tickets?

Grab your tickets at HHN website, or via Klook, an official reseller online:
HHN7 Admission Ticket ($50) SOLD OUT! | HHN7 RIP Tour ($248)
(Purchases made via Klook will help support Dejiki.com)

Check the Event & Ticketing Guide for more details on this year's line-up and ticketing options.
Halloween Horror Nights 7 (2017)
HHN7 REVEALED: The 7 Sinisters unshackled
HHN7 EVENT GUIDE: Haunted Houses, Scare Zones and Ticket Prices
Behind The Scenes: HEX haunted house | HHN7 SNEAK PREVIEW

HOT! Halloween Horror Nights 7 REVIEW MEGAPOST
MUST READ! Halloween Horror Nights 7 SURVIVAL GUIDE with Tips & Tricks

NEW! HHN7 RIP Tour REVIEW

Features on Haunted Houses, Scare Zones and Experiences
HHN7 Behind The Screams (BTS) Tour | Zombie Laser Tag (ZLT) Experience
HHN7 MasterCard Priceless Experience (Overnight Survival Camp)

Inside The Mind | DEATH Mall | Make The Cut | TERROR-Cotta Empress | HEX
Happy Horror Days | Pilgrimage of Sin

Slit Face Girls - Slice of Life Tour | 2017 Opening Scaremony


Pre-Event Feature Stories
Before Dark ZERO: Scare actor auditions
Before Dark 1 | Before Dark 2 | Before Dark 3 | Before Dark 4 | Before Dark 5

Halloween Horror Nights – The Archives
Click to Expand and see all posts from past Halloween Horror Nights


Halloween Horror Nights 6 (2016)


Halloween Horror Nights 5 (2015)

Halloween Horror Nights 4

Halloween Horror Nights 3

Halloween Horror Nights 2

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7 Responses to Halloween Horror Nights 7 RIP Tour review

  1. Roz October 15, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    wah ur RIP surgeon make up fierce siol

    u forgot to mention the little light up shot glass that came with the RIP lanyard. i was honestly expecting some shots along the way hurrhurr

    • Dejiki October 15, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

      Yes, she’s known for that 🙂

      Thanks Roz – fixed that!

      • Roz October 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

        were you expecting shots too? lol! next year do a RIP with Dejiki

  2. Chong Eu Jing October 15, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    Man, I was on the same night as you! The crowd was crazy! So glad the RIP tour is worth it! Its an endless night worth dying for (Plus, the park extended hour to 1.30am on Saturday is a HUGE plus for me). My guide was fairly good in providing the information. We had to fight our way through, but at times, my guide wasn’t prepared as she tend to rush forward without overseeing the guest but overall, 8/10 experience for me, but 10/10 money worth!

  3. Wee-Sen October 16, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    It looks like with the increase in crowd levels and the subsequent increase in HHN locales (more houses) it seems more and more unlikely to complete all without some sort of aid (Express Passes or VIP Tours) and only on strategy alone. Perhaps the strategy will only work during premiere nights when the crowd levels are lower. That being said the RIP tours are the best bet going forward on most crowded nights (the value is immense). Thanks Dejiki for the detailed report (as usual)!

    • Dejiki October 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

      Hi Wee-Sen, Sundays remain a good option to avoid the crowds. Last night most of the houses can be completed quite leisurely within 2-3 hours, without express passes.

  4. Hui October 19, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    I am going on the 21 Oct would it be crowded?

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