If you’re not familiar with the series, the show is set in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies or ‘walkers’ rule the earth and are out for human blood. The few remaining survivors of the deadly virus that wipes out nearly the entire population are fighting for their survival against the terrifying army of walkers, which seem to burst out of every dark hole, from behind every door and out of every darkened wood the survivors find themselves in!
If you’ve ever been to one of Universal’s infamous Halloween Horror Nights at the Hollywood or Orlando parks, the park’s association with The Walking Dead will not come as a surprise. For four years now, Universal and the team from The Walking Dead have collaborated on a fright-filled maze attraction for the annual event which has left guests screaming with terror but always wanting more!
Well, Universal have decided to give the people what they want, with the announcement of a year-round, permanent The Walking Dead attraction opening at the parks this summer. The new attraction will be based on the maze attraction familiar to Halloween Horror Nights goers but with an added level of detail and creative input that will leave you scrabbling to escape the horrors of the maze. The Universal Creative team have teamed up with The Walking Dead’s creative team, including visionary executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB Efx to really raise the bar on this new attraction and make it come to life as a living, ‘breathing’ version of the show.
The team will create prosthetics utilizing original moulds from the series and apply painstaking detail and artwork to the walls of the maze and, of course, the ‘walkers’ who will be terrorizing guests. The attraction’s creative team will also be using animatronic walkers, costumes and even iconic props you’ll recognise from the series. It really is the next best thing to appearing in the show itself (if you’re really that crazy that you’d want to!).
To really get you in the mood for this spine-tingling new attraction, check out the below video from Universal Studios Hollywood:
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