Zombie fans can officially rejoice as the zombies of "The Walking Dead" are returning to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando for a third year in a row. Universal sent out emails to press and officially made the announcement on June 9, 2014, and "The Walking Dead" will be the first haunted house theme to return for a third straight year ever.
Hundreds of zombies are going to be featured in an elaborate stretch of horror mazes throughout both parks for the busy Halloween season.
“Bringing a horror property back for a third year in a row is always a decision that is carefully considered. Fortunately, The Walking Dead is unlike any horror brand around. Its appeal spreads across so many types of viewers. Hardcore and casual horror fans alike are watching week after week, and season 4 offered many new and unique environments and walkers,” said Michael Aiello, Creative Development Director for Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team. “This year, we are taking this partnership to the next level, with a monstrous soundstage maze and a scope that is bigger and badder than anything we’ve ever done in the history of our event.”
Universal has stated that the focus of the haunted house for "The Walking Dead" at Halloween Horror Nights 2014 is going to be on the show's fourth season.
At Universal Studios Orlando, there will be the largest maze they have ever built. It's going to be twice as big as any other maze at Halloween Horror Nights. The maze will include a broken down country club, the cell block, a crashed helicopter coming through the roof, and Terminus.
Over in Universal Studios Hollywood, the maze will have the prison and a scare zone. The Terror Tram is returning to Halloween Horror Nights and it will be overrun with "The Walking Dead." Zombies will be overflow the scare zone throughout the park.
Fans wanted it back at Halloween Horror Nights, and Universal is happy to deliver the fear.