AMC’s The Walking Dead is on the attack, but in a different way than you might think. The popular comic-turned-television show from Robert Kirkman is being developed into an obstacle course called: The Walking Dead Escape. There’s only a few locations that will be a part of the first leg of it’s tour, so you’ll have to check out the press release below!
Official Press Release:
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 29, 2014) – Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, will rollout out its one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, in a national tour launching in Baton Rouge, LA on April 24, 2014 at The River Center Arena. The tour’s first leg, promoted by Monster X Tour, will consist of eight stadium and arena dates in the following
cities: Houston, TX – April 26th at Reliant Stadium Miami, FL – May 3rd at Sun Life Stadium Jacksonville, FL – May 17th at EverBank Field New Orleans, LA – May 24th at Mercedes-Benz Superdome Atlanta, GA – May 31st at Philips Arena San Diego, CA – July 25th and 26th at Petco Park surrounding Comic Con 2014
Additional tour dates will be announced in the near future. Tickets can be purchased via www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com as part of a marketing partnership with Tickets.com. After its successful 2012 debut at San Diego’s Petco Park, The Walking Dead Escape expanded with three additional events in major cities in 2013, including New York, where the course was integrated aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound decided to take the events to the next level with a national tour.
“I’m thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around. It’s great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago,” says Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead.
The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, allows fans to participate as “Walkers” or “Survivors” as they climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie-infected evacuation zones. Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Experience.
Those participating as Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup artists, and they’ll receive “zombie training” prior to their release on the course. Keeping in the spirit of entertainment and accessibility to all, The Walking Dead Escape is not a race, and its participants will not be timed or required to run.
The Walking Dead Escape will be coming to a town (maybe) near you in starting this April!