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Penn and Teller at HHN 22!?


Premium Member
Sep 2, 2009
The Forbidden Forest
so a lot of people that I know and go to HHN with have been feeling that HHN has become stale, and that it is becoming the "same ol' same ol" regardless of the different houses each year. So I think if they could get a big name act like P&T this would really shake things up. But how else could Universal really shake things up with HHN?
I don't know how much they'd wanna shake things up. They've got a solid format, and they switch it up every year with different themes and designs. If they go with something way different, it might be a big flop... Anyways, doing different kinds of shows is one way to shake it up, and a big one would be using both parks ;-)

Avvie Cunnington

Premium Member
Oct 18, 2010
Does anyone know roughly when HHN starts? Never been before and im going Orlando 5th-20th Sept, ive had a look at past start dates and they ranged from different dates in September. Will probably change my dates if its after 19th Sept, when do they usually release dates? Thanks in advance.

Brian G.

Staff member
Jan 21, 2008
Orlando, FL
Does anyone know roughly when HHN starts? Never been before and im going Orlando 5th-20th Sept, ive had a look at past start dates and they ranged from different dates in September. Will probably change my dates if its after 19th Sept, when do they usually release dates? Thanks in advance.
You'll be missing it by a week or so. It always starts the last weekend of September.


Apr 5, 2012
Tampa Bay
If only Pen and Teller would Really Appear at HHN22!!
Two things sales would sky rocket and I probably would attend HHN22 multiple times just to see them!


Jan 11, 2012
I can def. see Pen and Teller doing a show at HHN It would definitly draw the fans..and the lines for the houses may be shorter haha ;)


Veteran Member
Feb 15, 2008
Deltona, Florida
I saw Penn and Teller in Vegas and their show is amazing, really good time. They were also very gracious and stood by the exit doors doing autographs/pictures with the fans which was cool. I would think that if they were at HHN they would need a larger venue that the studios holds, more like the toon lagoon theater? I mean the show in vegas is like $80 a head so doing a smaller scale show at HHN I think would still be a huge draw and I think animal actors or even fear factor lines would be unmanageable?


aka Hatetofly
Mar 16, 2010
Well that could explain a cut to the budget resulting in 7 houses. I mean these guys would not come cheap.


Jul 1, 2010
I think it was killed a week or two ago when they announced a gig at Foxwood (CT) the weekend before Halloween. If this had been a thing, I figured they would've used the main stage under Rockit (why I speculated they were using SS 23 for queues rather than the Green Lawn of Universalness).


Jan 11, 2012
Little bit more about the house..

Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourselves warned – for the first time ever, the bad boys of magic, Penn & Teller, are bringing their eccentric and edgy illusionist entertainment to life in an all-new 3D haunted house – "Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas" – at Universal Orlando Resort's horror-inducing, award-winning Halloween Horror Nights event. Prepare to experience the lights and allure of Las Vegas… with a toxic twist.

For more than 35 years, Penn & Teller have redefined the magic genre, specializing in gory vaudeville-like tricks, exposing frauds and performing inconceivable stunts live in front of sold-out crowds. And now, they're partnering with the designers at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights to infuse their brand of entertainment in a complete haunted house environment – something they have never done before.

Best known for their satirical humor, outrageous antics and mind-blowing magic, including their famous "The Magic Bullets" trick (where the duo catch bullets in their teeth), the pair has entertained guests at Las Vegas' Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for more than 10 years, making their act one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history.

This fall, Penn & Teller invite Halloween Horror Nights guests to 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.

"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," said Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of the duo.

"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.

Penn & Teller have earned an impressive 13 Emmy Award nominations for their long-running Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" They have also written three New York Times best-sellers and had two successful Broadway show runs. They've both also recently appeared on numerous television shows, including "Celebrity Apprentice," "Dancing With The Stars" and "Top Chef;" and were selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.