Zombies vs Mickey?

Welcome to Zombie Land

When it comes to theme parks nobody does it like Disney but what would you think about visiting a Zombie themepark?  Don’t laugh.  This is a real project going down in Detroit where supporters hope to build a Zombie experience where tourists can come to be scared to death (almost).  It seems like a good idea I guess with all the media out there – tv programs like Walking Dead (which I love by the way) and hilarious Zombie comedies (known as Zomcom’s to those in the know) like Shaun of the Dead.So what would a typical day in Zombie Land be like?  Something like this maybe.

Line up for 3 hours to buy tickets at ridiculously inflated cost;

Finally get in through the gates just in time to duck out of reach of a staggering zombie blindly clutching at anyone passing by (the kids always love this);

Stand in another line to have your photo taken with Shaun of the Dead (c’mon it’s only $25);

Get on the Psycho Redrum Roller Coaster – scream non stop for 8 minutes of ride;

Washroom break and re-apply mock blood around mouth and chin;

Shopping – buy a new fake half eaten brain and mandatory t-shirt – “I went to Zombie Land and came back with half a brain”.

Actually – sounds like fun! 

By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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