Universal recently delighted fans with the news that a brand new attraction based on the popular AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’ would be opening at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer. After proving a hit with Halloween Horror Nights fans for years now, the terrifying flesh-eating walkers will make a grand return to the park, but this time they’ll be staying all year round! The exciting attraction will officially open on Monday 4th July!
Designers wanted to make sure that it was as authentic and true to the series as possible, and that’s where Greg Nicotero came in. Working on the show as not only the producer and director, but also the special effects makeup supervisor, who better to help create the chilling attraction? Nicotero gave an exciting teaser of what we can expect later this summer with a behind the scenes video showing the making of The Walking Dead.
Using the actual moulds created especially for the show, some of the most well-known characters will be recreated for the attraction. Guests will be able to see horrifying animatronic characters roaming the post-apocalyptic world; something that’s never been done before! Will you be able to escape from the infamous Bicycle Girl?
In order to make the attraction as realistic as possible, the thorough design process is considered down to the finest details. As well as using the original moulds, a selection of props from the show will also feature, to make the elaborate sets more recognisable to guests. The iconic walkers have been created by Nicotero’s special effects company KNB Efx, with precise paintwork and make up effects that mirror the characters on the show. Everything from the sets to the props, and most importantly the walkers have been designed with the aim of making it much more than an attraction, but a living representation of the show!
Located just inside the park’s entrance, in an all-new custom built structure, the grisly attraction is sure to draw in thrill-seeking guests. Are you ready for an adventure into this zombie world packed with incredible special effects, live performers and petrifying walkers lurking behind every corner?
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