Last week our friends Elly and Ripper from Is It October Yet were kind enough to attend the Fear The Walking Dead attraction premiere in Las Vegas. Check out all the details on this newest Triotech attraction including celebrity arrivals, a look at the attraction area and more.
We had the opportunity (thanks Gregg!) to attend the Grand Opening of the newest attraction on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas this past week. Fear the Walking Dead: Survival, designed by Triotech, takes on the zombie apocalypse and puts you in the center of the gory action.
Located next to the very popular Slotzilla zipline, Fear the Walking Dead: Survival is what we can best describe as part maze, part escape room and part 3D shooter. Its an interesting mix of entertainment packed in to about a 15 minute experience.
The Grand Opening brought out not only local celebrities but also some of the starts of the popular Fear the Walking Dead tv show and Chris Hardwick-who is friend to all things Walking Dead and pop culture in general.
Some shots from the blood red carpet
After they all walked the blood stained carpet it was time for the ribbon cutting ceremony where Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other dignitaries, including Triotech founder, Ernest Yale, officially opened the attraction.
After a brief wait in line it was our turn to take on the zombies! We don't want to give away too much information in our review, but the scenario is that you've arrived at a military controlled school and will be scanned to see if you're possible infected with the "virus" that seems to be affecting people and turning them into zombies. This part of the attraction is walk through and is a combination of haunt-style maze and escape room.
Not only do you walk through but at some points you have to figure out and follow instructions to find your way out of one room and proceed to the next. We imagine after a few cocktails, and who doesn't know how freely those flow in Vegas, this part will be quite challenging to some folks. It did take our group a bit of time to get it figured out, but we moved onward and eventually found ourselves fleeing for our lives on a "vehicle". This is where the 3D shooter aspect comes into play.
The video screens seemed a bit fuzzy for us, but the action was very entertaining and, ain't gonna lie, its always a good time shooting zombies. After our escape, and lots of zombies fell victim to our head-shots, we made our way back into the attraction's lobby where photos and merchandise are available for purchase.
This new addition to the Fremont Street Experience is great, bloody fun but we did find it to feel a bit short. The 3D shooter part was fantastic but it felt like the maze/escape room portion could have been a bit longer and darker.
The 3D shooter vehicles and "motion" are so much fun though it pretty much makes up for anything else that's lacking. Overall we really hope this attraction has better luck in the Vegas market than the gorgeously detailed, but not very scary, Goretorium from Eli Roth did. That attraction lasted less than a year at its home on The Strip.
We feel the Fremont Street location of Fear the Walking Dead: Survival is not only better, but that its a more cohesive and entertaining attraction. We will be happy to visit it again with friends who come to visit Vegas.
Proof that if you attend media nights for Park Journey you will eventually get to meet Chris Hardwick
For more information on this new attraction be sure to check out the press release.