Thorpe Park is Getting the World's First Walking Dead Roller Coaster

By Germain Lussier on at

Fans who want to do more than just watch walkers on TV will soon be able to do just that. Thorpe Park 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. Alongside the ride, Thorpe Park is also playing host to a whole schedule of Walking Dead-themed events. [Entertainment Weekly]