Warning! A real life zombie apocalypse is happening in San Diego, and you don’t have much time to get ready for it. If you want, you too can experience the end of the world as “The Walking Dead” chases you down to devour your flesh – for a certain price, of course.
According to the Los Angeles Times, fans can pay $70 to be chased by a zombie mob on July 14-16 inside San Diego’s Petco Park as a tie-in to Comic-Con International.
“We wanted fans to experience — as closely as possible — the end of the world,” said Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, who will join the mad scramble of biters and runners. “It’s going to be a fun, messy time.”
Dubbed The Walking Dead Escape: Comic-Con Obstacle Course, the event will be more than just running from fake zombies. It will be an obstacle course that will require participants to run, hide, slide, crawl and maneuver away from the living dead. The official site lists average course completion time at about 35-45 minutes, but no one will be timed.
The Walking Dead currently is AMC’s biggest hit. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Laurie Holden, and follows a group of survivors and their struggle to stay alive after a zombie apocalypse. The Season 2 finale attracted 9 million viewers, breaking the network’s previous records.
The official rules for the course are below. Check out “The Walking Dead”: Escape official site for more details.
The goal is to make it to the Evacuation Zone without having contact with any Walkers.
Be aware, the Government believes infection can be spread by touch.
Government scientists will be waiting at the Evacuation Zone, and will perform a scan to determine whether or not participants have been infected by the virus.
You must start with your assigned Evacuation time in order to participate.
All participants are expected to be respectful, safe, and courteous on the course and to fellow participants. The course was designed to create a fun experience; common sense applies.
All entries are final with no refunds.
All decisions by officials are final and binding.
Absolutely no weapons allowed (real or otherwise).