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Penn & Teller Blow Up Vegas for Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights


Las Vegas illusionists Penn & Teller are preparing their first haunted maze for Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. The duo are known for their outrageous stage shows that often include copious amounts of blood. The maze will be set in Las Vegas, where attendees can "step into a dark, dilapidated and radioactive version of 'Sin City,' as if one of their magic tricks has gone terribly awry and the city has been covered in nuclear ooze. Concepted by the duo themselves, the maze will feature the best of Vegas – showgirls, slot machines, little white wedding chapel, all-you-can-eat buffet, and more – all glowing with a toxic green hue." Frankly, that doesn't sound a whole lot different than the actual Las Vegas.

“We’ve done more than just tap into the wildly creative minds of Penn & Teller, the most influential illusionists in the world. We’ve been working really closely with them. You are literally going to hear Penn directing you through this toxic wasteland before coming face-to-face with both Penn & Teller in this jarring 3D experience,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando Resort.

This year's Halloween Horror Nights run from September 21st through Halloween. For more info and to get tickets, visit