AMC'S 'The Walking Dead' Makes Unprecedented Return to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood's Award-Winning

   AMC'S 'The Walking Dead' Makes Unprecedented Return to Universal Orlando
   Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood's Award-Winning 'Halloween Horror
                                Nights' Events

Back by popular demand: all-new, original mazes inspired by Season 4 of the
Emmy-Award Winning series

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla. and UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 9, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. andUNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --After
rave reviews from fans on both coasts, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal
Studios Hollywood 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.

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are bringing back
AMC's “The Walking Dead” to Halloween Horror Nights for an unprecedented third
consecutive year. Horror-hungry fans will experience an all-new terrifying
maze inspired by Season 4 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award(R)-winning
television series. This year's bone-chilling maze will place guests at the
heart of a harrowing journey to seek sanctuary at Terminus, an elusive
destination that promises community for all.

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.

"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. AMC's "The
Walking Dead" returns for Season 5 this October.

"This has been an incredible collaboration and I am thrilled to be working
once again with the creative teams at Universal Orlando and Universal Studios
Hollywood to bring the world of 'The Walking Dead' to our dedicated fans,"
said Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer and Special Effect Makeup Supervisor
for the series. "I can't wait for visitors to experience first-hand some of
the iconic moments from Season 4 in what will be the biggest, most exciting
and frightening 'Walking Dead' maze to date."

About Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights:

Universal Orlando's maze will be the largest maze ever created at Halloween
Horror Nights. It is literally double the experience and will feature more
scareactors in one single haunted house than ever before. Guests will
encounter iconic scenes from Season 4 of the hit show – beginning at the
prison, fans will enter the cell block where the infection began, escape into
the massive Big Spot location with a crashed helicopter ripping through its
ceiling and journey to the dilapidated country club overrun with walkers.
These and other incredibly immersive environments culminate to the maze's
finale taking you to the End of the Line – Terminus. This year's maze will be
an entirely new experience, featuring never-before–seen walkers and brand new

"Bringing a horror property back for a third year in a row is always a
decision that is carefully considered. Fortunately, The Walking Dead is unlike
any horror brand around. Its appeal spreads across so many types of viewers.
Hardcore and casual horror fans alike are watching week after week, and season
4 offered many new and unique environments and walkers," said Michael Aiello,
Creative Development Director for Universal Orlando's Entertainment team.
"This year, we are taking this partnership to the next level, with a monstrous
soundstage maze and a scope that is bigger and badder than anything we've ever
done in the history of our event."

About Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights:

This year, Universal Studios Hollywood will bring multiple interactive
experiences from "The Walking Dead" to life throughout its "Halloween Horror
Nights" event. "The Walking Dead: The End of the Line" will channel the many
iconic scenes from Season 4 into a new maze, inviting guests to encounter the
terror they viewed from afar. From infected walkers whose bleeding eyes
struck a new chord of fear throughout the prison to the walker-filled tunnel
on the crusade to Terminus, the ominous attraction will evoke a countless
barrage of distressing images that will traumatize guests over and over again.
The contemporary urban city streets, towering skyscrapers, brick-faced facades
and industrial exterior movie sets that make up Universal Studios'
world-famous production facilities will serve as the backdrop location for
this all-new, frighteningly realistic maze. Swarms of walkers will also
reawaken in an all-new terrifying scare-zone located adjacent to the maze.

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."

"'The Walking Dead' is a once in a lifetime property that has greatly expanded
and redefined the horror genre," said John Murdy, Creative Director at
Universal Studios Hollywood. "Our fans are as intense as the walkers when it
comes to new interactive experiences that put them at the heart of the show,
so it's our responsibility to create characters and environments that are as
authentic to the series as possible. Working in partnership with the show's
Executive Producer and four-time Emmy Award-winner, Greg Nicotero, is
incredibly rewarding. His expertise combined with our vision delivers the most
outstanding and credible 'Walking Dead' experience anyone could imagine,
outside of being on the show."

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."

About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart
pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts. It is the only place
where you can turn spending timewithyour family into spending timeasa
family. Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above
the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save
mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. And, coming
this summer, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal
Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure; four magnificently
themed on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews
Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach
Resort; and Universal CityWalk - a nighttime entertainment complex featuringa
collection of nightclubs, restaurants and shops. And located just minutes from
Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n' Wild, Orlando's premier waterpark.

Tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando
are on sale now at More information about
the event will be available soon. Updates on Universal Orlando's Halloween
Horror Nights are available on Facebook at Halloween Horror Nights – Universal
Orlando and on Instagram at @HorrorNightsORL. Plus, fans can get exclusive
updates from Creative Development Director Mike Aiello on Twitter at

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow
Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood SM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes
a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk
entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and
the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and
attractions include the popular "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" family adventure
ride, the intense, award-winning ride, "King Kong 360 3-D" on the famed
behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction,
"Transformers™: The Ride-3D," "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 and 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.Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights
YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios Hollywood is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow
Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About AMC
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," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn," "Halt and
Catch Fire" and the forthcoming "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul."
AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of
unscripted original series like "Comic Book Men," "Small Town Security,"
"Talking Dead," "Game of Arms" 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 More.

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