Those of you that attended Universal's Halloween Horror Nights last year, returning for Halloween 2013 might feel at an advantage having walked amongst the Walking Dead in 2012, we don't mean to burst your bubble, but you shouldn't! Admittedly, the concept remains the same, as in a tangled maze in which your survival is threatened by deadly species lingering at each and every twist and turn, whilst you navigate your escape to freedom.
However, this is where the similarities end. Inspired by the tv show's third season, currently airing on 5star, this year's The Walking Dead maze doesn't necessairly promise an escape, or even freedom for that matter - so let's just say it's a little more prison-like than maze-like. Those of you familiar with the TV series will have no doubt guessed it, for Halloween 2013 Universal will confine you to the costraints of West Georgia Correctional Facility, the very prison featured in the tv series, amidst the unrelenting cannibalistic legions of zombies.
“The goal is always to surround guests with authentic and terrifying experiences”, said Michael Aiello, Creative Development Director for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team. “The combination of ‘The Walking Dead’ themed street experiences and the haunted maze will make it difficult for our guests to escape the hordes of ravenous walkers they’ve seen on their television. The moment you pass through our gate, you become a survivor fighting for your life”.
If you feel like walking with the dead this Halloween, then you know the place to be. But remember, this time round, we can't promise you'll escape!