Visitors to Universal Studios Hollywood will soon be able to experience the zombie apocalypse all year long.
The recently announced “The Walking Dead” attraction, based on AMC’s award-winning and insanely popular post-apocalyptic zombie-themed television show of the same name, will presumably fill the gap left behind when the park scrapped and tore down “Universal’s House of Monsters,” which served as a year-round Halloween-haunt type attraction.
Though Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights has featured a Walking Dead-themed maze for the past four years, HHN’s Creative Director John Murdy told KPCC that the new permanent attraction will be a “step up.” He referenced “animatronic characters, far more detailed sets and significantly better special effects.” He also noted that the attraction is not intended for young children and will be specifically geared for ages 13 and up due to its “intense nature.”
According to Universal Studios‘ website, attraction goers should “Prepare to fight for survival in a fully immersive journey as you navigate through a world overrun by hungry walkers,” and furthermore, “Battle your way through nightmarish iconic landscapes that bring the most popular cable TV show in history to life!”
Eek! Sounds awesome.
The announcement of the new Walking Dead attraction comes just before the April 7th opening of the park’s much anticipated, “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
Seriously, just take all our money already, Universal!
Editor’s note – We were lucky enough to be able to preview the new Wizarding World, and it is, in a word, amazeballs. Now, with the addition of a year-round horror-themed attraction at the park, we’re feeling pretty excited about Universal Studios! What about you?