AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will be once again taking over Universal Studios – both in Hollywood and Orlando – for the annual “Halloween Horror Nights”, which kicks off September 18th.
This year, the zombie-filled attraction is based upon some of the most intense moments from season 5 of the show by starting fans off in “Terminus”, where they will face the demented denizens within. From there, they will face off agains “W” walkers and eventually wind up on the loading dock of the Del Arno Food warehouse to face hordes of zombies.
Greg Nicotero, show producer and SFX makeup supervisor, excitedly exclaims:
I couldn’t be more delighted to continue and expand ‘The Walking Dead’ universe with Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando than by having fans experience some of the most harrowing and suspenseful moments of our show. ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ is the gold standard to which all other Halloween-themed events try to emulate, so to bring authentic walkers to this event, alongside other horror greats, is the ultimate thrill.
From the official press release:
This year, when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces the all-original “The Walking Dead: Wolves Not Far,” it will come to life as the biggest, longest, most gruesome maze ever built at the West Coast destination of “Halloween Horror Nights.” This all-new experience will feature twice as many, never-before-seen walkers and will be situated within an entirely new theme park location.
The event in Orlando sounds equally as exciting:
Universal Orlando’s “The Walking Dead” maze will feature hordes of walkers and eerily recreate the scenes, settings and terror that guests have seen on their TV screens. The twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights team are using first-ever tactics to bring the horror of season 5 to life in this year’s maze – even placing guests in the iconic flooded food bank scene where they’ll be surrounded by hundreds of gallons of water as flesh-hungry walkers attack.
A video promoting the event can be seen below.