Today, Thorpe Park Resort has announced The Walking Dead: The Ride, the world’s first rollercoaster themed around the global TV phenomenon, to open this Easter. This will be the ‘headliner’ attraction for The Year of The Walking Dead.

Based on AMC’s hit TV show which is currently in its 8th season, the Island’s latest addition will become the UK’s first and only multi-sensory and multi-part rollercoaster as guests are invited to flee The Walking Dead in a terrifying and relentless ride for survival. Combining state of the art special effects, and extensive and realistic theming, guests will see scenes from every season of The Walking Dead brought to life, including a replica of the iconic watch tower.

The Walking Dead: The Ride will form the centre piece of Thorpe Park Resort’s Year of The Walking Dead which will see an series of events take place throughout the 2018 season including:

The Walking Dead: The Ride will form the centre piece of Thorpe Park Resort’s Year of The Walking Dead which will see an series of events take place throughout the 2018 season including:

The Walking Dead Living Nightmare Extreme (the live action maze at its most terrifying) available only for May Half Term (25th May – 3rd June)

Summer late night opening until 10pm (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 26th July – 1st September)

Zombie Hunt – an extreme battle for survival in woodland on the outskirts of THORPE PARK Resort for the six weeks of summer (21st July – 3rd September)

 

Fright Nights – the hugely popular season returns to THORPE PARK Resort with a The Walking Dead theme (5th October – 31st October)

This latest announcement from the Resort confirms the long rumoured re-theme of X with plans for the rollercoaster’s transformation first submitted in December 2017. As well as the physical re-theme of the ride, there have also been changes made to the ride restrictions with it now carrying a height limit of 1.4m and an age restriction stipulating riders must be 13 or over. It is thought this is due to the strong horror theme of the new attraction as opposed to any changes to the ride hardware itself.

What are your thoughts on The Walking Dead: The Ride? Are you pleased to see this latest addition, or will you miss riding on a wave of light and sound on X? Make sure your share your thoughts over on the Attraction Source Forum.

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