To Do: The Walking Dead Escape at the Wells Fargo Center

A race that brings the AMC series to life.

Zombie invasions are taking over the Philly area. Along with The Zombie Run, The Walking Dead Escape will be infecting the city next month.

This particular outbreak will take place on April 21st at the Wells Fargo Center. Participants have the option to run as a survivor, walker or hero and must navigate their way through the transformed sports complex. The fully staged Wells Fargo Center will include rooms with names such as “The Hospital Hell” and “The Prison Gauntlet.” Extreme zombie-lovers will also have the option to participate in a post-race Survivor Showdown for the chance to win $2,500 and official Walking Dead merchandise. Find out more and register here.

$78 for walkers and survivors, $130 for heros, April 21st, Running waves are every 15 minutes starting at 2 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Complex, 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.

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  • Ed

    My friend and I were beyond excited to be professionally made up as zombies and “haunt” the course as advertised. However, we we extremely displeased with our experience. We basically paid to work, which is not what was advertised. My WalkingDeadEscape experience consisted of hours of waiting around in absolute boredom. The 10 min makeup job I received was fairly cool, but certainly not worth 80$. After being “zombified” I was directed to my section from which I would “haunt the grounds”. What was my section? I was at the end, the grand finale…being yelled at to get back in a cage and wait for the survivors o run through. The volunteers sure seemed to be having a blast, and they got tshirts and vip passes ta boot, while me and my friends were stuck bored in cages, waiting and waiting and waiting to have the opportunity to shuffle and groan at a survivor that would run past.

    I paid $78 for a ticket, a bullshit $7.50 mandatory fee, and $14 for processing…all so I could stand around for hours, getting ordered to be a zombie in small boring cage. I paid to work and got nothing out of it, while the volunteers who paid nothing had much more fun, freedom, and perks. Furthermore, there was no mention of the College discount when I purchased my tickets, and I saw that this was an option only after I had already given hours of my time.

    The WalkingDeadEscape falsely advertised the Walker experience. No one should have to pay the ridiculous amount that I did just to work for these people in a state of boredom and disappointment.

  • Lrdante Thomas

    Well what did you think you were going to do. Its obvious you were going to work for them when you paid to be a zombie in a zombie obstacle course.