Sally Corporation shopping a Walking Dead dark ride

Posted Friday, November 20, 2015 8:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions convention in Orlando, Sally Corporation revealed plans for "The Walking Dead: Battle for Survival" ride. As of now, there is no location set yet for the ride, but the company says they are in the midst of making a deal for it to find a home in a major theme park.

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Monday, November 23, 2015 2:16 PM

Le Monster said:

. It's just so weird that water cooler talk about who got ripped open and eaten on the last TWD is like how people talked about who got thrown in the swimming pool on Melrose Place 20 years ago.

Or who shot J.R. before that.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 12:35 AM
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Theme Park University has this story about the Walking Dead dark ride; in brief, nowhere near Hollywood or Orlando due to contractual commitments with Universal, you'll be able to choose weapons, no characters from the TV show.


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Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:47 AM
bjames's avatar

Why can't it just be a generic zombie dark ride? Why are they shopping a specific brand that few people (overall) watch and that will make it cost more for the licensing?

Last edited by bjames, Saturday, November 28, 2015 2:51 AM

"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:54 AM

More than a few people (overall) watch this show.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:43 AM
Vater's avatar

Yeah, I would argue that The Walking Dead is almost synonymous with "generic zombies." It's the 4th most watched tv show right now.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 3:40 PM
LostKause's avatar

When the show first came on, I missed the first season, because I thought it was just a show about zombies. I checked it out on Netflix just before the second season aired, and I've been a huge fan ever since. It's more about people living in a post- apocalyptic world than zombies.

What I'm getting at is that The Walking Dead is way more popular than "zombies." I know plenty of people who have no interest in zombies who watch the show. I think a lot of people will relate and respond to a TWD attraction much better than a generic zombie attraction.

I read in one of these stories that the ride began as a generic zombie ride first, then was changed into a TWD ride. That is the right move.


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Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:30 AM
sws's avatar

You should be awarded bonus points for shooting Lori Grimes....

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 4:49 AM
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SatanicCoaster said:

More than a few people (overall) watch this show.

No they don't. On average ten million people watch the show. Since when is 3% of the population "more than a few people?" My point about creating a generic Zombie ride remains valid. Plus that stupid ass show spends more time cliffhanging than it does exhibiting zombies....

Last edited by bjames, Sunday, November 29, 2015 4:50 AM

"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 2:30 PM
LostKause's avatar

You must not watch the show, like ever. That "stupid ass show" exhibits "zombies" in each and every episode. Watch The Talking Dead and you'll see that they have a segment that shows the (mostly gory) killing of "zombies" and people. Also, using cliffhangers is a great way to get people to tune in next time, and is a device that has been used since the invention of telling stories.

I can respect that someone dislikes the show because there are many shows that I dislike. That doesn't mean that it isn't a great show. It's one of the best shows on TV, and it would be very difficult to argue against that fact.

What if it were super heroes? What if Sally made a generic super hero dark ride, and DC approached them and asked them to incorporate Batman and other characters into the ride? What if Sally created a generic video game themed ride and Nintendo approached them to make it a Mario themed ride? What if Sally made a ride themed to literary monsters and universal approached them to turn the ride themed to their upcoming literary monsters film franchise?

How is this any different? Which theme would be better, or even more exciting?

"Let's go to X-Park and ride their new zombie ride!"

Or, "Let's go to X-Park and ride thier new The Walking Dead ride!"

Which ride would be more marketable?


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Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:09 PM
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sws said:

You should be awarded bonus points for shooting Lori Grimes....

...and an automatic win for shooting Andrea.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:57 PM

No they don't. On average ten million people watch the show. Since when is 3% of the population "more than a few people?" My point about creating a generic Zombie ride remains valid. Plus that stupid ass show spends more time cliffhanging than it does exhibiting zombies....

Actually I don't look at it that way. Maybe 10 million people watch at one time but are you aware of the amount of people that watch it online or DVR it? Not only that but even if people don't watch it they know the name. Look at universal and how many years they have had WD haunts

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:27 PM
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