As season 3 of The Walking Dead kicked off on October 14, fans are feeling the zombie fever again. For fans who want more of The Walking Dead than the episodes on television every week, there is a Walking Dead tour which takes people around to some of the filming locations of the popular television show in Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta Movie Tours holds The Big Zombie Tour which caters to all zombie fans, including those who love The Walking Dead. The three hour tour starts off with a quarter of a mile walk in the Castleberry Hills district and the remainder of the tour takes place on a bus that makes stops at various filming locations.
Guests get to visit some of Atlanta's slums that have been used for popular zombie shows and movies like Zombieland and The Walking Dead. Some locations include
Some locations include the Center for Disease Control, the sheriff's officethe Mitchell St. bridge, the Goat Farm, the Atlanta Mission, Cobb Galleria, Bill Murray's mansion in Zombieland (Big Poppa from RHOA's 'for sale' home) and a beautiful little-known quarry in the city where Walking Dead survivors made camp.
Many of the locations are based on Season 1 of The Walking Dead but locations from Season 2 and the new Season 3 may be added.
One of the things that makes this tour extra special is that the tour guides are people who worked as extras on the sets of The Walking Dead. Many of them were "walkers." The cast members share stories of their experience on the set and explain how various things are done behind the scenes. They even give demonstrations on how to act and walk like a "walker."
Water is provided on the bus and there are also trivia challenges which give guests the opportunity to win prizes.
The tour is held every Saturday and tickets are $45.
Atlanta Movie Tours is owned by Patti Davis and Carrie Sagel Burns who sometimes act as tour guides. They also have The Big Southern Hollywood Tour which takes visitors to other film locations around the city.