Ready to run for your life?
Universal Studios Hollywood announced a new summer attraction based on the hit zombie series The Walking Dead. This isn’t the first time the series has been featured in such an attraction. There was The Walking Dead Escape at Comic-Con International: San Diego, where visitors had to flee zombies in the bowels of the city’s downtown baseball park. At Universal, The Walking Dead has also been a part of the park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights for the past few years.
Now it’s set to rise again… and again… and again.
The attraction has evidently been in development for two years, and will utilize both live performers and animatronics.
“What we want to do with this experience is put our guests in the footsteps of the human survivors of the show to make them feel like they’re reliving that experience by focusing on some of the most iconic scenes and environments, characters from ‘The Walking Dead,'” Universal Studios Hollywood Creative Director John Murdy told KPCC.
According to a Universal Studios Hollywood press release, it will be a “walk-through attraction” that provides “a living version of the show.”
The Walking Dead Attraction at Universal Studio isn’t recommended for visitors under 13, and it’s looking to be quite authentic to the show. The Walking Dead executive producer and director Greg Nicotero has helped in the creation of the theme park attraction, along with his special effects company.
“He’s actively involved in producing all of these characters, so we’re able to utilize the actual molds for some of the most iconic Walkers that were featured on the show,” Murdy said.