Universal's New Horror Experience and New Stage at Lake Compounce
Universal Plans Horror Experience in Las Vegas
Universal Destinations & Experiences, which stages the popular Halloween Horror Nights events at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, recently announced the opening of a new permanent horror experience at the AREA15 entertainment complex in Las Vegas. Universal says the original concept will bring to life its extensive library of classic horror films, along with terrifying tales of today.
The new location will feature a variety of unique experiences centered on horror, with high-energy food and beverage spaces during the day that transform into haunting bars and eateries at night. Universal says this concept is the first time the company has created a permanent horror experience away from its theme parks. The company added that the venue will also feature must-see seasonal events and one-of-a-kind merchandise.
This new horror experience will be the 110,000-square-foot anchor tenant in a new 20-acre expansion of the immersive AREA15 entertainment district. Universal will share more details about the concept and an opening date in the future.
Connecticut’s Lake Compounce Unveils New Floating Stage
Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, says a new floating music venue will launch in spring 2023 on the park’s lake, which has served as a central gathering place for residents of Connecticut since 1846. Opening Memorial Day weekend, the park says the floating stage will host a robust lineup of entertainment performances, including live music, interactive entertainment, and more. The stage will boast a sound and light setup that will enhance viewing from several angles throughout the park.