Monday, February 3, 2014

'The Walking Dead Escape' Zombie Obstacle Course Infects the Nation

The virus has spread! But in this case, it's a good thing. Ever since its San Diego Comic Con debut in 2012, "The Walking Dead Escape" zombie obstacle course (based on the comic book and TV series) has attracted hordes of fans and now it's expanding to other cities. The tour of terror begins on April 24 in Baton Rouge, LA and finishes up at Petco Park in San Diego, right where it began in 2012.

"Walking Dead" Creator, Robert Kirkman discusses the course's success with Entertainment Weekly:

The Walking Dead Escape is something that’s been an absolute massive hit for us. It was immensely popular at New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con, and now we’re going wide with it. It’s a fun way to spend the afternoon, especially if you’re a big 'Walking Dead' fan. It’s an experience unlike anywhere else. You can live the kind of things you see in the comics and show and go to a place and get chased by zombies. Or go to a place and watch your friends get chased by zombies. And nobody gets eaten, which is the best of both worlds!

So how does the brain-child of the series handle the course? Kirkman reveals, “I go very slowly through it. These are slow zombies. You can run your way through it and do really well, or you can take your time and maneuver your way through it. You can use your muscles and you can use your brain.”

Have you ever navigated the obstacle course? Would you be brave enough to try it out this year? Check out the dates and cities below and be sure to let us know if you'll be attending!

Tour Locations and Dates:
Baton Rouge, LA – April 24th at Baton Rouge River Center Arena
Houston, TX – April 26th at Reliant Stadium
Miami, FL – May 3rd at Sun Life Stadium
Tampa, FL – May 10th at USF Sun Dome
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

-Larissa Mrykalo