The Walking Dead opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 4
May 18, 2016, 12:02 PM ·
The new, year-round Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will open on July 4, the park announced today.
In a new behind-the-scenes promotional video, executive producer/director Greg Nicotero shows some of the practical effects that he and creative director John Murdy are overseeing as their creative team works to bring the show's post-apocalyptic world to life.
The Walking Dead is going into a new space located between Universal Boulevard and Westminster, next to the Universal Plaza. Universal recently held auditions for scareactors who will be working in the attraction, supplementing the thrills from animatronics and other special effects inside this walk-through experience.
The Walking Dead has been a staple of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, but this will be the first year-round attraction based upon the franchise at a Universal theme park. Due to its intense nature and graphic scenery, Universal is not recommending The Walking Dead attraction for visitors under age 13.