Posted March 19, 2012 by The Zombie Guy in Archive

Fight zombies in an abandoned shopping mall – it’s the ultimate zombie experience day!

 Fight zombies in an abandoned shopping mall - it's the ultimate zombie experience day!

Thank you to Rachit in Vancouver, BC  for bring this amazing looking zombie experience to our attention.
If you are lucky enough to live in the UK you can sign up to (play) fight zombies in at old Shopping Mall, but this zombie experience is only available for a limited period, as the venue is due for demolition.  I’m assuming they are demolition it due to all the zombies! How cool is that…

I’ve posted info from the website below,

Prepare yourself for the three most horrifying words in the English language: Reading shopping centre.Bone chilling stuff, I think you’ll agree. We’ve prepared a bespoke, abandoned shopping centre in Reading, sprinkled to the gills with maniacal ZOMBIES lusting for your tender brains.

We know you want to combat them until they cannot be combated anymore. And now you have the chance.

What happens on the day?
In this spectacular ‘full emersion’ experience, you’ll be briefed and armed by the Police Special Zombie Bashing Unit. They’ll fill you in on the full, unfolding, undead apocalypse that is going down in Reading town. An apocalypse that, for once, you didn’t cause, but will have to try and fix.

Then you’ll hit the spooky, deserted shopping mall, but you won’t be shopping for that lovely little Pashmina you saw in Littlewoods. Instead, you and your team will be depleting the zombie population with full Bronson-style perspicacity. Using state of the art special effects and large, blood-inducing props you’ll tackle a series of computer game like missions in a full-on ‘run and gun’ gore fest.

It’s like your favourite Zombie movie come to life! Remember that hilarious undead rom-com ‘I Eat On Your Face’? How many times have you watched that? Too many. And now, you won’t just be lying on your filthy futon watching it, you’ll be acting it out with a gaggle of like-minded lunatics. You and your hardy group of zombie annihilators tracking the living dead up and down the mean escalators of this mall of doom.

If, like me, you hate things that shuffle (old people, zombies, card sharks) then don’t miss out on this incredible full immersion zombie battering experience at The Mall, Reading.

  • Battle the zombie menace in an abandoned shopping mall
  • Movie-quality special effects & video game-style missions
  • 3+ hours of zombie killing action
  • Available for a limited time!
Where is the Zombie Shopping Mall and how do I get there?
It’s in Reading, Berkshire, 25 minutes or so by train from London Paddington station. You can also reach the experience by car (the postcode is RG1 1NR).
How long will Zombie Shopping Mall be available for?
In short: we don’t know yet. The venue – a disused shopping centre in Reading – is due for demolition. We’ll be taking bookings for as long as we are able to, but may have to withdraw this experience from sale at short notice. Please book ASAP to avoid disappointment – when it’s gone it’s gone!

Is it available on this particular date?
Zombie Battle Experience is available every weekend from March 2012 (for now – this may change at short notice).

To book a specific date, order your ticket now & you’ll receive a unique activation code. This lets you choose the date you want to take part.

How many people can take part?
You can book for any number of people you like: from just one person through to a group of 15. On the day, there will be up to 15 people taking part.

Do you take group bookings?
Some things are more fun in groups. We think Zombie Shopping Mall is one of them.

You can book for as many people as you like – just update the’Quantity’ field up top next to “Add to Basket”.

Alternatively, email us and we’ll help you get booked in

When does it run?
This experience runs all year round on weekends only.

What time does it start and finish?
Sessions run from 9:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Are there any extra costs on the day?
No, none at all. Everything you need to battle zombies is included. Any extras (like video recordings) are completely optional, and won’t effect your odds of surviving the zombie apocalypse.

What weapons will we use and what happens?
During the first session you’ll meet with a team of Police firearm specialists who will provide you with airsoft weapons and give you basic training on how to use them to stay alive! During this 2-2.5 hour movie-like session you’ll be part of a story which unfolds in real time. You and your group will then take on the zombies in a “run and gun” battle. The experience will not just about shooting zombies – ammunition will be limited with only a few opportunities to refuel As a survivor you will speed, steady nerves and smart thinking if you’re to make it out alive!

What should I wear?
Please bring suitable clothing and footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Do I need to be fit? Will I get hurt?
This event is physical in nature and therefore requires that participants all have a reasonable level of fitness. Any underlying medical conditions must be discussed with the organisers when booking. This experience involves live action horror and gore and as is therefore not suitable for anyone of a nervous disposition.

The zombies may jump on you, murmur ‘brains’ and hold you down, but not in a manner whereby you will get hurt. There is no fighting or violence. Not on our watch.

Is it suitable for women and children?
It is suitable for women. The minimum age to take part is 16 years old.

Is there somewhere to get food & drink?
Zombie fighting is hard work. Tea, coffee, water and snack bars are included in the price.

Still got a question? Contact them HERE >>

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