Coming Soon: The World's First Walking Dead Roller Coaster

Image: Thorpe Park
Image: Thorpe Park

Fans who want to do more than just watch walkers on TV will soon be able to do just that. Thorpe Park, an amusement park in the UK, just announced it’ll soon open the world’s first Walking Dead roller coaster.


The Walking Dead: The Ride is a refurbishment of the park’s current coaster, X: No Way Out, but will add “cutting-edge theming and on-ride effects like mid-course pauses and live actors,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s 15 out of 10 on the scare scale,” Thorpe Park representative John Burton told The Independent. “‘We are combining physical and digital effects because it is going to be dark, so we are going to make the most of that. The darkness acted as a canvas for us. We have incorporated the latest in special effects, lighting, smells and even touch elements to create a terrifyingly unique atmosphere.”

Though this will be the world’s first Walking Dead roller coaster, it’s not the world’s first Walking Dead theme park attraction. Universal Studios Hollywood has a permanent Walking Dead maze.

The Walking Dead roller coaster is reportedly on track to open around Easter.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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This is a rollercoaster, right? These things move fast. Seems like the safest way to avoid the walking dead.

“...mid-course pauses...”

Oh...that sounds...nauseating.