‘Live-action, video-game-like zombie shooting experience’ coming to Hudson Valley

(Apocalypse World Tour)

As numerous successful shoot-em-up video games and films have demonstrated, zombies rank with Nazis and bipedal aliens as acceptable, non-controversial targets for simulated massacres. Zombies are already dead, so it’s not really killing… right?

If you’ve ever dreamed of navigating your way through a zombie apocalypse, with only a semi-automatic rifle and a couple of bros at your side, there’s an interesting event coming to Ulster Park, just south of Kingston, next month:

“Apocalypse World Tour (AWT) is a tactical, live action, video game like zombie shooting experience. You and your team will use infrared military training replicas to clear apocalyptic and infested areas where the undead have invaded. The zombies will be wearing cutting – edge head shot targets that will flash to indicate a hit. Beware! Some zombies may need to be hit more than once to be taken down!”

The guns are replica M4 carbines, and they’re no joke. They weigh the same as a real M4, reload like a real M4, and produce recoil and a muzzle flash. “This realism is why military and police use these weapons during training,” notes the tour’s website.

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The tour is making stops in haunted house locations across the country. The Ulster Park location is the Headless Horseman, on Rt. 9w, April 13-14. Tickets start at $29.99 and go on sale next week. More info here.

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