Las Vegas Comes To Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Las Vegas's Penn & Teller join Halloween Horror Nights. (Universal Orlando photo)

Penn & Teller will work their magic on a fourth house as part of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Theme Park Ranger Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Las Vegas-based duo are developing a “Sin City-themed haunted house” for this year’s horror-filled event, which will run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31.

The other 3-D maze-themed attractions are Silent Hill, The Walking Dead, and Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to My Nightmare.”

According to Penn Jillette, the storyline “will involve the duo’s new trick featuring a nuclear warhead,” so the house will have a “radioactive feel.” Titled “Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas,” the show will include Las Vegas staples such as the showgirls, the slot machines, and the all-you-can-eat buffet and “turning them upside down.”

The comic duo have been actively involved with Universal Orlando in planning their part of the annual attraction. They’ve both made multiple trips to Orlando to work on the project with Universal’s creative team, says Bevil.

“We thought it would be really funny if we would do a new act that was really spectacular using nuclear warheads and blew up Vegas and made the whole thing a nightmare,” Penn Jillette told Variety, joking that “it’s not very much of a push” from what the city is like now.

Penn & Teller will appear in videos included in their house.

Ticket information can be found at the official Halloween Horror Nights website.






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