Greg Nicotero was on hand to open the permanent Walking Dead walkthrough attraction today and brought a host of familiar guests with him to the opening.
Greg was joined by Kyla Kenedy (“Mika Samuels” on “The Walking Dead”), Ross Marquand (“Aaron” on “the Walking Dead”), Brighton Sharbino (“Lizzie Samuels” on “The Walking Dead”), Michael Traynor (“Nicholas” on “The Walking Dead”), Scott Wilson (“Hershel Green” on “The Walking Dead”), and Yvette Nicole Brown (actress and “The Walking Dead” uber fan).
Universal Studios Hollywood has worked with AMC frequently in the past as part of their “Halloween Horror Nights” maze but due to demand and how popular the attraction gets at Halloween, this new and improved version keeps the experience running all year round, raising the bar for not only theme park walkthrough attractions but haunted mazes across the United States.
Greg Nicotero and KNB Efx developed TV accurate prosthetics, original moulds and painstaking attention to detail to truly create as true to the show experience as possible.
“Guests can now come face-to-face with live and animatronic Walkers that are indiscernible from the Walkers from the show. It’s very exciting, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.” said Greg.
Another important thing to note is that Greg, in his speech when introducing the special guest said “You’ve cried over their deaths” but the character Aaron in the show (Played by Ross Marquand) is still very much alive but he was in the infamous line-up of potential Negan victims from the last cliffhanger of an episode for Season 6. Did Greg Nicotero just let slip the unknown victim of Negan’s baseball bat ‘Lucille’?
Naturally the attraction isn’t suitable for children under 13 but they really should of ramped up the age to 18 and gone all out, if there truly wanted to make it a true to the TV show style experience. just saying. But that’s me just being overly gore obsessed.
Check out the unveiling video below as captured in a live video stream by The Hollywood Reporter:
The attraction officially opens to the public on Monday, July 4.