Universal Studios to bring back ‘Walking Dead’ to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ events

July 18, 2014

All-new, original mazes inspired by Season 4 of Steven Yeun-starring series 

The restaurant does “The Walking Dead” nights when the show airs. (Newsis)

Steven Yeun is best known for portraying Glenn Rhee in the AMC series The Walking Dead. (Newsis)

After rave reviews from fans on both coasts, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort are bringing back AMC’s “The Walking Dead” to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience all-new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series.

This year’s bone-chilling mazes will place guests at the heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive destination that promises community for all. Mirroring the terror that befell the residents of the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by savage walkers, the experience will send guests fleeing from the fallen prison into unknown territory as they once again stage a desperate battle for survival against flesh-eating walkers and ruthless humans.

(Courtesy of Universal Studios)

(Courtesy of Universal Studios)

“The Walking Dead” is based on the graphic novel written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

“The Walking Dead” is the number-one show on television for adults 18-49, and is also well known to Koreans for casting a Korean American actor. Steven Yeun, 30, portrays Glenn Rhee in the series.

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for Season 5 this October.

This year,  the engrossing cult favorite television series will seep into other parts of Universal’s backlot with, predatory walkers prowling the secluded wooded areas of the movie studio. “Terror Tram: Invaded by the Walking Dead” will send guests on the daunting path to Terminus, interspersed with landmarks and walkers from Season 4, including the “burned moonshine cabin,” “charred walkers” and “mud walkers.”

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” events have a more than 20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on everything from films to nightmares – and streets filled with hundreds of specially trained “scareactors.”