“The Walking Dead” series comes to life in a new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Universal Studios Hollywood brings AMC’s “The Walking Dead” – the most popular show in cable television history – to life in Summer 2016 with an immersive, cutting-edge attraction. While Universal Studios Hollywood has collaborated with the TV series for years as a signature Halloween Horror Nights maze, the permanent walk-through experience definitely raises the bar.
Partnering with “The Walking Dead”’s creative team, including visionary executive producer and director Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB EFx (responsible for the show’s realistic decaying walkers), Universal Studios Hollywood’s attraction will feature the same ultra realistic prosthetics, molds and painstakingly applied paint and details that the series is known for, making it the definition of a living version of the show. In addition to the authentic walker make-up effects, the attraction promises sophisticated animatronic walkers, detailed set design and costuming and highly recognizable props replicated from the series.
“’The Walking Dead’ is a phenomenon that has successfully and consistently affected the psyche of viewers on a global basis, since its debut,” says Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’re taking its intensity to the next level by collaborating with the show’s award-winning production team to create an authentic living representation of the series that can only be experienced at Universal Studios Hollywood.”
“We’re so grateful for our longstanding partnership with the talented team at Universal Studios Hollywood. We’ve shared a successful three-year partnership at Halloween Horror Nights and now this permanent ‘The Walking Dead’ walk- through attraction takes the relationship and the fan experience to the next level,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC and SundanceTV. “Along with our great partners at Universal, it means a great deal to us to continue entertaining – and frightening – passionate, loyal fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ for years to come.”
The “The Walking Dead” attraction will be located within an entirely new, custom-built structure, situated within an expansive building complex just inside the theme park’s main entry.
For more information, visit universalstudioshollywood.com.