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The Walking Dead Escape Returns to San Diego Comic-Con

In addition to a chance to see most of The Walking Dead actors and be one of the lucky ones to see the first trailer for season five at its July 25 panel, visitors to San Diego during Comic-Con will also get a chance to take part in The Walking Dead up close and personal with The Walking Dead Escape July 25 and 26.

The Walking Dead Escape is a specially themed The Walking Dead obstacle course where participants can either dress up as a walker or try to escape them as a survivor. You can also just spectate, if you wish.

This is its third year of being held in conjunction with the con at nearby Petco Park in San Diego. The event started at that location and has gained in popularity to become a nationwide tour.

This year you can also get an early bird special on tickets for the event.

BEFORE July 18th:

Survivor: $60.00 ($50 w/ military ID)
Walker: $85.00 ($75 w/ military ID)
Spectator: $20.00 ($10 w/ military ID)
Combo: $125.00

After July 18th, regular prices are as follows:

Survivor: $75.00 ($65.00 w/ military ID)
Walker: $95.00 ($85.00 w/ military ID)
Spectator: $20.00 ($10 w/ military ID)
Combo: $150.00

Buy tickets at www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com.

The full press release for the event follows. Note that some of the dates scheduled have already passed.

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 29, 2014) – Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, will rollout out its one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, in a national tour launching in Baton Rouge, LA on April 24, 2014 at The River Center Arena. The tour’s first leg will visit multiple cities including the following dates below: 

Baton Rouge, LA – April 24th 
at The River Center Arena

Houston, TX – April 26th
at Reliant Stadium 

Atlanta, GA – May 31st 
at Philips Arena

Minneapolis, MN – June 21st
at Target Center

Hartford, CT – June 28th
at Xfinity Theater

San Diego, CA –July 25th and 26th 
at Petco Park surrounding Comic Con 2014

Miami, FL– October 25th 
at Sun Life Stadium 

Dates TBD at the following locations: 
Tampa, FL – at Sundome Arena 
Jacksonville, FL – at EverBank Field 
New Orleans, LA – at Mercedes-Benz Superdome 

Additional tour dates will be announced in the near future. Tickets can be purchased via www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com as part of a marketing partnership with Tickets.com

After its successful 2012 debut at San Diego’s Petco Park, The Walking Dead Escape expanded with three additional events in major cities in 2013, including New York, where the course was integrated aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound decided to take the events to the next level with a national tour. 

“I’m thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around. It’s great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago,” says Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead. 

The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, allows fans to participate as “Walkers” or “Survivors” as they climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie- infected evacuation zones. Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Experience. 

Those participating as Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup artists, and 
they’ll receive “zombie training” prior to their release on the course. Keeping in the spirit of entertainment and accessibility to all, The Walking Dead Escape is not a race, and its participants will not  be timed or required to run. 

To buy tickets or for more information about The Walking Dead Escape, please visit: 
www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com

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