Penn & Teller

Universal Studios Florida has confirmed that a haunted house inspired by magicians Penn & Teller will form part of its Halloween Horror Nights 2012 events.

The maze will be dubbed Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas, and will be based on the duo's real-life performances in the gambling hotspot. The backstory for the attraction will see the pair accidentally triggering a nuclear explosion in the city, with 3D effects being used to help scare those guests that dare to explore it.

Penn & Teller, who have been performing together for more than three decades, discuss the plans for the Halloween Horror Nights maze in the video below:

Penn Jillette, one half of the magic double-act, said of the maze: "Universal Horror Nights can scare the living Elvis out of you, and me & Teller, well, we’ve been known to take things a bit too far. Now we’re working together on showing you what it would be like to live in a post-nuclear explosion Sin City. C’mon by, but remember, you’re not playing with children here."

During Halloween Horror Nights, areas of Universal Studios Florida are dressed up as "haunted houses" and "scare zones". Fans of the House of Horrors attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will know what to expect, with real actors mingled in with the guests to create genuinely unpredictable scares.

This years event is also set to feature haunted inspired by smash-hit TV series The Walking Dead, video game franchise Silent Hill and rocker Alice Cooper.

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