If you’re anything like me, then you think that zombies absolutely rock. Sure, they’re scary and sure a zombie apocalypse would suck…but still. And, anyway, preparing for the worst case scenario is never a bad idea.
That’s exactly what the Zombie Combat Zone allows you to do, while also putting a fun twist on things. It is the adventure experience of a lifetime, open from mid September to late November just outside of Vancouver at the Panther Paintball Field, right in time for Halloween.
Basically, what happens is this: you are given a paintball gun and set loose in a wooded area with several ramshackle buildings. A group of actors are dressed up as zombies and act like zombies. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill zombie costumes. They actually look like real zombies and the costumes are actually designed by local special effects master Ron McCall, who has incidentally helped out with a handful of big-budget horror films.
The entire experience runs through a sort of scripted scenario. You are briefed at the beginning by a military expert who explains that a group of scientists are frantically looking for a cure for the zombie plague. Your mission is to make it to the other side of the playing area without being killed by a zombie and being turned into one yourself. The experience runs for an average of 45 minutes. I hear it’s pretty hard to survive the whole time.
Needless to say, I know what I’m going to be spending my money on come Halloween. If you love zombies, then you have to check this experience out.