Being a major movie buff (which includes Zombie films) and a casual Airsoft Enthusiast (like paintball, but with plastic bb’s) this really caught my attention.
It seems a company called Wish.co.uk in Britain lets you practice your zombie apocalypse survival skills in an abandoned mall that they have stocked with Zombies (obviously these are actors pretending to be zombies – the government is still hiding their real zombie experiment subjects in area 52)
You are armed with Airsoft rifles and given a window of two and a half hours to survive in a real abandoned mall in Reading, Berkshire crammed full of Zombies.
Using Airsoft guns for the “simulation” does a few things for the experience. Airsoft are replica guns. These are not paintball guns that look like toys. Having a weapon that is very close to looking like a real gun would add to the immersive quality of the adventure a lot, and also, they hurt. They hurt a lot, but it’s brief. These brave zombie actors with exposed bare skin will feel the brief sting of a plastic 6mm pellet bb welt, and likely their reaction and fake death will be fueled by the desire to not get shot some more.
Of course, any wise zombie hunter will double tap.
The experience will run you £139 (approximately $230USD) per person and already bookings are filling fast.
Wish.co.uk offers a plethora of unique experiences from luxurious spa days to feeding wild animals. And now they can add the Zombie Apocalypse to their list of rare experiences!