AMC's 'The Walking Dead' To Be Resurrected At Universal Studios Hollywood And
Universal Orlando Resort's Award-Winning 'Halloween Horror Nights' Events For
Second Consecutive Year
Season 3 of the Golden Globe-Nominated, Emmy-Award Winning series, 'The
Walking Dead,' Sets the Stage for All-Original Horrifying Experiences on Both
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2013
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. andORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fans
with a voracious appetite for AMC's "The Walking Dead" will have a chance to
walk in the footsteps of human survivors when Universal Studios Hollywood and
Universal Orlando Resort debut all new terrifying mazes inspired by Season 3
of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning television series at this year's
Halloween Horror Nights events beginning September 20.
The eerily authentic and disturbingly real maze experiences will place
"Halloween Horror Nights" guests at the heart of the show's once impenetrable
prison, the West Georgia Correctional Facility, now overrun by hordes of
flesh-eating walkers. The mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal
Orlando will send guests cowering through the walker-infested wilderness that
surrounds the prison and into the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury where
gruesome secrets are concealed.
Universal Orlando is also dedicating its entire "Halloween Horror Nights"
street experience to "The Walking Dead" – making this the first time ever that
all of the scare zones throughout the park will be themed after a hit
television series. Guests brave enough to walk the streets of Universal
Studios Florida will encounter iconic scenes from all three seasons of the hit
show - including the perilous city of Atlanta and Hershel's dismal barn - and
fleets of blood-thirsty walkers who are hungry for their next victim...
The Golden Globe®-nominated, Emmy® Award-winning series "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 first
original cable series ever to end the broadcast TV season as the number-one
show for adults 18-49. AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns for season 4 on
Sunday, October 13 at 9pm ET/PT.
"What's great about working with a property like 'The Walking Dead' is that
each season presents new environments and characters for us to draw
inspiration," said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios
Hollywood. "With the prison as the main setting of Season 3, we seized this
opportunity to recreate that very environment, down to the last detail, to be
as genuine and authentic to the show as possible. Using movie-quality
production value, our goal is to make guests feel as if they are mired in the
world of blood-thirsty zombies, which is something you can only do at
'Halloween Horror Nights.'"
"The goal is always to surround guests with authentic and terrifying
experiences," said Michael Aiello, Creative Development Director for Universal
Orlando's Entertainment team. "The combination of 'The Walking Dead' themed
street experiences and the haunted maze will make it difficult for our guests
to escape the hordes of ravenous walkers they've seen on their television.
The moment you pass through our gate, you become a survivor fighting for your
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
For more information about "Halloween Horror Nights" at either Universal
Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a
full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment,
shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the "5 Towers"
state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert
and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the
critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers: The Ride—3D," the
intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed
behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, "The Simpsons Ride™," "Revenge of the Mummy^SM
—The Ride" and "Jurassic Park® —The Ride."
Updates on "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood are
available online at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: "Halloween Horror
Nights – Hollywood," on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at
@HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of
exclusive information. Join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
About Universal Orlando Resort
There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one
place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a
unique destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed
on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando
destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most
exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with
Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, be transformed into a
banana-loving minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion
Mayhem ride and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open:
TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.
Universal Orlando Resort is an NBCUniversal company.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating
acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper,
something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network
in history ever to win the Emmy^® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four
years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable
history with "The Walking Dead." AMC's original drama series include "Mad
Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "The Killing" and "Hell on Wheels."
Its newest series, "Low Winter Sun," premieres this summer. AMC also explores
authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original
series like "Comic Book Men," "Small Town Security," "Talking Dead," and
"Freakshow." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister
networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all
platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something
SOURCE Universal Orlando Resort
Contact: Universal Orlando Public Relations,
http://media.universalorlando.com, (407) 363-8220; Universal Studios
Hollywood, Public Relations, (818) 622-3855; AMC Public Relations, Jill
Dortheimer (917) 542-6223 or Denielle Webb (646) 273-7112
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