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The Walking Dead Escape to spread the zombie outbreak to Tampa

by Banks Lee

The Walking Dead Escape runner

Zombies just like the walkers in the hit TV show “The Walking Dead” are about to take over Tampa. The Walking Dead Escape takes over the Sundome Arena on May 10, 2014 and you can try to survive the course, or become a walker yourself.

UPDATE: The event has been postponed and will not be happening on May 10, 2014. No new date has been set yet.

The survival 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.

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. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, 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”.

For more information and to sign up, visit thewalkingdeadescape.com

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1 comment

Joshua R. April 20, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Looks pretty cool! They might as well make this an attraction at Universal or something (albeit the zombies would probably have to be animatronic).

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