Just back from a quick visit to the first Apocalypse Weekends event.
The park changes a little, with some small scenery changes, staff costumes/make-up and some of the speakers are taken over by the event. It's a fairly small addition, but it's a bit of fun all the same. Here's the updated entrance:
The challenge is to find the QR codes around the park, with the app giving clues to them. They're not particularly difficult to find and you would find them walking around the park normally. I wont give the locations for them, but one is in a pretty funny place if people aren't paying attention.
Staff have been given a quick make over from the Walking Dead: The Ride makeup team and with the altered audio, especially on the Swarm, it does feel like more of an event in certain parts of the park. Other parts - well it feels like a normal busy rainy Saturday. Shame there weren't any walkers - maybe could have had a few being dragged around like Michonne used to.I arrived at 3pm and was quite possibly the only person scanning the codes at that point. When I went to get the pop-badge from the Megastore, they had to ask around until they figured out who was handing them out, so I'm hoping I wasn't the only one!
It's nice that they've done something different for a few weekends to give variety, but it's certainly not an event to make a special trip for.
Edit: It would appear I'm now humming the The Walking Dead: The Ride
sound track which is playing in a lot of locations around the park. Well played Thorpe Park, well played