|Halloween Horror Nights Orlando attraction|
|Attraction type||Haunted House|
|Event||Halloween Horror Nights: Twenty Years of Fear|
|Park||Universal Studios Florida|
|Housed in||Disaster! Queue|
|Preceded by||Dead Exposure (2008)|
|Dead Exposure: Patient Zero (2018)|
History and Location
In 2010, Universal decided to have haunted house that served as a semi-sequel to the popular Dead Exposure house from 2008. The house would be called ZombieGeddon and would not use the strobe effect used in the previous house. It would serve as the comedy house of that year.
The house would be located in the large extended queue for the Disaster attraction. In 2018, the Dead Exposure house (as well as this house) would get a prequel titled Dead Exposure: Patient Zero.
Six months after the zombie outbreak, independent training consultants promise the best zombie survival training money can buy... more or less...
It's Zday +6 months. The US government has taken back the continental states while clearing the remaining Canadian infestations. They license and sanction private companies to capture "un-live" subjects for target training. Dozens of independent training "companies" appear, promising the best training that money can buy.
Then there's ZAP... The Zombie Awareness Program.
The United States government has re-taken the continental United States, and is actively engaged in clearing the remaining infested pockets of Canada. The government also licenses and sanctions private companies to capture "un-live" subjects and use them as practical targets during these training sessions. Dozens of independent training consultant "companies" spring up, promising the best training that money can buy...and then there's ZAP...The Zombie Awareness Program.
Run by George Savini and Tom Romero, two dudes who extensively studied the Zombie Survival genre long before the first outbreaks, the best word to describe ZAP would be "discount".
Queue and Facade
Guests would enter the queue of this house to the left of the entrance for Beetlejuice's Graveyard Revue. The queue would go to a backstage area behind the Disaster building, where the line would loop around multiple times before entering the Disaster building from the back. A queue video would play on one of the walls of the building.
Guests would enter the house through the exterior entrance of ZAP Headquarters, which had a zombie trap outside.
- Tom Romero and George Savini are references to Dawn of the Dead, and Night of the Living Dead director George Romero, and Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Thing makeup artist Tom Savini. Ironically, all the movies mentioned above were featured as Halloween Horror Nights houses in the past.
- The house has a brief mention of Dead Exposure in the queue video, saying Charlie McPherson's images were captured and analyzed by ZAP.
- This house was one of the first to be directly connected to events occurring in a scarezone: the power failure that causes the zombies to escape was caused by the Zombie Gras float crashing into the power lines outside.