Fans of The Walking Dead will be able to spend time with the undead in real life at Universal Studios Hollywood starting on July 4.
The park announced the opening day for the permanent Walking Dead attraction on Wednesday and offered a preview of the park addition, which will let visitors walk through an area filled with zombies, some of whom have made appearances in the popular AMC show, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In a video about the creation of the attraction, John Murdy, the Universal Studios Hollywood creative director, said the park is using some of the same makeup techniques and set design effects made famous by the show.
“We have a great opportunity to take The Walking Dead out of the studio, off the soundstage and put it at the attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, where guests can come face-to-face with the walking dead,” the show’s executive producer, Greg Nicotero, said in the video.
Some of the attraction’s zombies will be animatronic, while others will be real-life actors playing the role of the undead. The park held an open casting call for actors this month, the Times reported.