By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, will rollout out its one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, in a national tour launching in Baton Rouge, LA on April 24, 2014 at The River Center Arena. The tour’s first leg will visit multiple cities including the following dates below:
Baton Rouge, LA – April 24th at The River Center Arena
Houston, TX – April 26th at Reliant Stadium
Atlanta, GA – May 31st at Philips Arena
Minneapolis, MN – June 21st at Target Center
Hartford, CT- June 28th at Xfinity Theater
San Diego, CA – July 25th and 26th at Petco Park surrounding Comic Con 2014
Miami, FL – October 25th at Sun Life Stadium
Dates TBD at the following locations:
Tampa, FL – at Sundome Arena
Jacksonville, FL – at EverBank Field
New Orleans, LA – at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound decided to take the events to the next level with 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 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.