TUCSON, Ariz. – Have you ever wanted to be Daryl or Carol of “The Walking Dead”? Well, now you can be.
Paratus Business News was alerted to a new amusement-type experience that just seemed too fun to ignore. But while we were researching the Arizona announcement, we quickly found out it is a growing, worldwide happening.
It’s called “Live Action Zombie Experience,” and it was launched by Apocalypse Global. The company has been holding events around the world, and is looking for partners in various markets.
“Our road crew travels the country with a 5,000 square foot mini maze, our state of the art weapons system, and of course a horde of the undead to shoot at,” says the website. “This is not a video game, it’s a real-life interactive walk through where teams of four will use our advanced laser weapons to fight off zombie hordes.”
Those with a weak heart should beware (Readers will need to use the link to YouTube to watch the video):
Back in Tucson, a group calling themselves the Tucson Screamers announced in late Dec. that their interactive zombie shooting experience, Apocalypse, will be reopening for one weekend only on Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 22. The event will be held at the Slaughterhouse, 1102 West Grant Road. This very popular event is probably already sold out.
Apparently, Tucson is actually “ground zero.”
“Apocalypse operates around the world. We have had events in London, New York, Orlando and more. It’s turned into quite a global phenomenon and it all started here in Tucson, so we are pleased to bring Apocalypse back to its roots. It is important to us that the community knows how much we appreciate their enthusiasm and their continued support,” said Bobby Sutton, owner and manager of Tucson Screamers.
If you want to bring this event to your town, the company offers a list of a la carte services, training, and equipment that we can help you choose from to customize a system to fit your needs.
The Apocalypse experience is exciting and unique. Once your group arrives at the Slaughterhouse you check in and create a team name. When it is your team’s turn to play, the gruesome fun begins; you will be sent through the zombie infested grounds to the armory where your team will be outfitted with military grade irM4 weapons. The irM4 laser training rifle features state-of-the-art infrared optics and electronics, plus a design that mimics an actual AR15/M4 rifle, including weight and size. Your team will then fight the hordes of zombies waiting for you inside. Do your best to survive the Apocalypse.
Is it too late to get a ticket as a reporter? Probably.
It should also be noted that, this isn’t just for fun and games Tucson Screamers is a 501C3, and it’s given more than $250,000 to local groups, teams and schools in our community.