The Walking Dead Escape returns to San Diego later this month for its annual appearance at Comic-Con 2014. This one-of-a-kind, immersive obstacle course experience will be held from July 25-26 in PETCO Park once again for all attendees to test their survival skills. Check out the full details after the break.
Already making its rounds through Baton Rouge, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Hartford, The Walking Dead Escape looks to continue its tour around the nation in San Diego, the hub for all things geek and the undead in July. Skybound, creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman’s “imprint” at Image Comics will be the ring leaders to this zombie apocalypse experience.
The Walking Dead Escape first originated at Comic-Con 2012 at PETCO Park with an overly successful debut. It has since expanded as you can see to other major cities, thus sparking this year’s national tour. I have never been, but walking by it the last two years, I can tell you that it sounds like people are having a lot of fun.
Kirkman on TWDE:
“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.”
Unlike many of the other events surrounding SDCC, The Walking Dead Escape is not free. However, for those interested in participating, now until July 4th, there is special early bird pricing for tickets:
- Combo Package: $125
- Walker: $70
- Survivor: $50
- Spectator: $20
After San Diego Comic-Con, The Walking Dead Escape will make its way to Miami on October 25, as well as Tampa, Jacksonville, and New Orleans with dates yet to be determined.
Also from Skybound about the event:
The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, 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.
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 learn more or to buy tickets, check out The Walking Dead Escape’s official website.
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