Soon you’ll be able to venture into the post-apocalyptic world of “The Walking Dead”, thanks to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Normally, “The Walking Dead” attraction is only available during the Halloween season in October as part of the park’s “Halloween Horror Nights” maze – a seasonal treat for visitors, but due to its popularity and success of the show, Universal has decided to turn it into a bigger and better permanent attraction.
The upgraded TWD attraction will feature additional “landscapes, special effects, props, staging, costumes, and makeup” when it becomes a stand-alone attraction at the Southern California theme park. Executive producer Greg Nicotero and the special effects makeup team will design and sculpt the makeup for the flesh-eating walkers that will chase visitors through the maze.
That’s right, fans! You will get to follow in the survivors’ footsteps and experience the zombie apocalypse. It’s the next best thing to actually being on the set of TWD. Besides the scary human walkers, the attraction will also include “authentic walker makeup effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognisable props replicated from the series.”
“There are moments from the television show that we’ll get a chance to recreate much more faithfully than we would in a maze. You’ll get some great opportunities to see things from Season 1 and some stuff from Seasons 3 and 4. It’s a little bit of a walk down memory lane for us,” said Nicotero of the attraction.
Because of the scary features in the TWD attraction, only those above the age of 13 are allowed to participate in the maze. Sorry kids. But fret not, there are still other amazing attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”, “The Simpsons”, and the “Fast & Furious – Supercharged” ride.
No specific opening date has been set yet, but AMC Talking Dead did release a sneak peek at what the “Walking Dead” walkthrough will look like.
— Talking Dead (@AMCTalkingDead) March 14, 2016