If you’re a fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ and can’t possibly imagine a zombie-less life until the Season 5 premiere in Oct. 2014, creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman’s incredibly popular and immersive ‘The Walking Dead Escape’ is about to embark on a national U.S. tour!
The March 30 Season 4 finale of The Walking Dead seems like it aired a lifetime ago and we’re already jonesing for our next fix. Luckily, Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead, has got our back. His company, Skybound Entertainment, has expanded the incredibly successful The Walking Dead Escape to include nine dates across the United States! Fans can participate as either “Walkers” or “Survivors” as they make their way through an apocalyptic obstacle course. Read on for more and to find out if The Walking Dead Escape will be hitting up your city!
‘The Walking Dead Escape’: Robert Kirkman’s Apocalyptic Obstacle Course Going On Tour
Launched in 2012, The Walking Dead Escape is a totally immersive experience which has fans choosing to be either Walkers or Survivors. We suppose the thrill-seekers would choose to be Survivors, because the Walkers are the real, terrifying deal. Just like in the video you’ll find below, they are transformed by professional makeup artists into the kind of gruesome, infection-ridden walking corpses that we see on TV. Not only that, but they also receive “zombie training” so that they can learn to walk and sound just like our nightmares. We’re the eat-or-be-eaten kind, ourselves — mostly ’cause we’re chickens.
After making it through the course, your infection level will be assessed and you’ll be able to take part in the event’s Fan Experience. And hey, don’t worry — it’s not a race, if that’s a dealbreaker for you! It can be as leisurely a stroll through a zombie-ridden post-apocalyptic world as you’d like.
“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,” Robert Kirkman says about the bigger and better nine dates that are a part of the national tour.
‘The Walking Dead Escape’ Kicks Off April 24
The national tour kicks off on April 24 at The River Center Arena — see below for the rest of the dates!
Baton Rouge, LA – April 24 at The River Center Arena
Houston, TX – April 26 at Reliant Stadium
Miami, FL – May 3 at Sun Life Stadium
Tampa, FL – May 10 at USF Sun Dome Arena
Jacksonville, FL – May 17 at EverBank Field
New Orleans, LA – May 24 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Atlanta, GA – May 31 at Philips Arena
San Diego, CA — July 25 at PetCo Park
San Diego, CA — July 26 at PetCo Park
WATCH: Professional Makeup Artists Transform Ordinary People Into Terrifying Walkers
For more info, check out TheWalkingDeadEscape.com.
So, HollywoodLifers, will you be taking part in this terrifying journey? Are you more of a Walker or a Survivor? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner