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. Now, based on fans’ enthusiastic response, the exciting event is going on 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 one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience will launch its tour in Baton Rouge, LA on April 24, 2014 at The River Center Arena. The tour’s first leg 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.
The course 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.
Take a look back at the 2012 and 2013 experiences in full in the videos below.
VIDEO: The Walking Dead Escape 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con
VIDEO: The Walking Dead Escape 2013 at San Diego Comic-Con
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.
To buy tickets or for more information about The Walking Dead Escape, visit thewalkingdeadescape.com.