Ok so a week or so ago I came across an article for a live action zombie event. This particular one takes place in the UK, ,but still it is a great concept. I am hoping it catches on and becomes such a success that they eventually bring something of the sort to the USA as well. Anyway with some help we found a link so you can check this "game" out for yourself.
The first video is for a movie themed mall play zone. Sort of like Dawn of the Dead.
Wish.co.uk has converted an abandoned shopping center in Reading (sorry, citizens of the USA, that's England, not Pennsylvania) into a dark, dank, smoke-filled, bone-munching nest of blood-dripping walking dead just waiting to start a massacre. Will you enter the fray? Will you allow your brain to be devoured and your body to be torn apart, or will you lead the offense, doling out dismemberment and obliteration to all zombie abominations in your path? The opportunity is upon you, the is expedition launching. The time to man up and rid the world--or at least the Macy's and Forever 21--of apocalyptic mayhem is now.
The ultimate in simulated experiences, Zombie Shopping Mall expeditions begin with a visit to the Police Special Zombie Bashing Unit. Here, the experts debrief and arm with airsoft weapons groups of up to 15 warriors committed to ridding the pillar of capitalism of the undead. Once participants get the lay of the land, and ready, aim, fire training is complete, the "run and gun" battle begins.
As groups are dispatched into the mall, and combat maneuvers unfold in real time, you'll find the attack is as much about strategizing as unleashing rounds of ammo--the latter will be limited, and chances to refuel few. Along the long halls and aisles, through the abandoned racks, up and down the ever-humming escalators you'll stalk the skull-munchers, trying to keep your heart in check surrounded by the ominously authentic, straight-out-of-Zombieland setting. Which is trumped only by the film-quality gore and distortion painted on the horrifying faces and shuffling bodies of your targets themselves. The zombies may sneak up on you alone, or they may descend in packs. Their skin will be melting, their blood will be dripping, and their appetites will be insatiable. You may not have caused this apocalypse, but amidst the dilapidated storefronts of the Reading Mall, you will have one, and only one, chance to stop it.
All zombie hell breaks loose every Saturday and Sunday about 25 minutes by train from the London Paddington stations. Each day runs two sessions apiece, 9 am to 1 pm, and 1 pm to 5 pm. Please leave your own weapons, your weak stomach, and your zombie sympathies at home.
This second video is for a Zombie experience in a country house. It looks like a take from L4D2's Swamp Fever map.
So far the only thing I have found that they are promoting in the USA as far as zombie experiences are concerned is the Run for Your Lives- Zombie 5k as seen here
Am I the only one who would like to see some of these things in my area? Or more of these in general. It seems like such a wonderful idea that it has to be a money maker. I am sure the interest is there, or am I crazy?
I think you'll find as the Zombie walks become more and more popular so will the call for these kinds of live events. If I recall correctly I read about a live action Zombie attack attraction in Missouri, but for the unlife of me I can't remember who sponsored it or when it was held. All I remember was seeing a news blurb about it, and that was it, but it was very similar in nature to the Mall attack event in the video above.
I'm all for it. Sounds like a lot of fun. But i can't speak for every state in USA. A lot of folks are too squeamish for any sort or real simulated fun or gore. And there are too many bleeding hearts (no pun intended) who don't think that anything that's fun or enjoyable should be allowed. I heard that 2 years ago they tried to do a mall invasion for charity in Ohio and the mall management and the city put it down like a rabid dog. Who does that to a charity?!