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A new lagoon show is planned for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando’s new lagoon show will debut when Halloween Horror Nights kicks off Sept. 6. It continues through Nov. 2 in a record 41-night run. [Courtesy of Universal Orlando]
Published Aug. 16

Universal Orlando is adding a new lagoon show with 100 fountains, lasers and some of the greatest names in horror to illuminate the evening sky during Halloween Horror Nights this year.

The nighttime production, dubbed "Halloween Marathon of Mayhem," will debut when Halloween Horror Nights kicks off Sept. 6. It continues through Nov. 2 in a record 41-night run.

The popular event will feature scare zones throughout the park and haunted mazes based on popular movies and TV shows such as Netflix's Stranger Things, Ghostbusters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Jordan Peele's Us.

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There's a long lagoon in the center of Universal Orlando, and traversing the park requires a walk around this prominent body of water. Since the park first opened in 1991, it has used the lagoon as a stage. Recent improvements in technology have allowed Universal Orlando to incorporate more video and other special effects.

"Giant water screens highlighting iconic horror scenes, accented with more than 100 fountains, awesome special effects, pounding electro music, lasers and more will bring this all-new experience to life — creating a larger-than-life mix tape," Universal said in its Halloween Marathon of Mayhem announcement.

Halloween Horror Nights requires a separate ticket from regular admission and is held after normal park hours. The event will offer 10 new elaborately themed haunted houses, five scare zones and live entertainment.

Tickets, which start at $67.99 through, get more expensive in late October.

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