Universal have made an exciting announcement that Halloween Horror Nights favourite ‘The Walking Dead’ will now be a permanent feature at its Hollywood theme park, with a new attraction open all year round. Based on the Halloween maze attraction, Universal have designed a fully immersive experience set to delight (or terrify) any fan. From this summer you will be able to face the thrills as you enter the post-apocalyptic world. Take a look at some of the horrors that await!
The attraction is of course inspired by the popular TV show The Walking Dead. AMC’s horror drama series takes place in a world where ‘walkers’ are in charge, following an epidemic that destroyed the population (minus just a few). The flesh eating, zombie-like creatures rule the post-apocalyptic world, hunting for the few survivors left behind; hungry for human blood.
This new attraction will transport you into their world as you battle to survive! Set to mirror the TV show, it has been revealed that Universal will be working alongside Greg Nicotero (executive producer and director) as well as the entire creative team from The Walking Dead series, to create a terrifyingly realistic experience.
Incredible attention to detail will be put into designing the attraction with a focus on spine-tingling special effects from Nicotero’s company KNB Efx. Universal aim to create “an authentic living representation of the series” through gruesome make up, recognisable backdrops and most importantly the horrifying walkers hiding around every corner.
Watch the series come to life in front of you, as you are consumed by the zombie realm. A combination of live performers and animatronics ensure you have nowhere to escape as you venture deep into the unknown. To make the attraction even more authentic, it will feature actual props from the show, as well as prosthetics made from the original moulds used in the series.
Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of the seasonal Walking Dead maze attraction, visitors will now be able to get their horror fix all year round with a 365-day spectacular.
This exciting new attraction will be opening this summer! To make sure you’re one of the first to face the ‘walkers’ click here to view our range of Universal Studios Hollywood tickets.
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