If you’ve ever wondered if you could survive a zombie apocalypse, here’s your chance to see how you’d fare.
Bingemans amusement park in Kitchener, Ontario is holding a sleepover in the woods June 7 and 8 dubbed 13 Hours In Hell for fans of the horror genre eager to get “scared out of your mind.”
“Our scream team has gone over the top in creating this unique overnight experience with several horrifying events planned to take place throughout the camp-out,” said Mark Bingeman, president of Bingemans.
Basically, don’t expect to sleep.
From sunset to sunrise, the “non-stop interactive horror adventure” will pit teams of campers against each other in a series of challenges as they try to dodge the undead.
The night begins at “Camp Contagion” at 8 p.m. where campers are informed that a deadly virus has broken out. Each is given a belt with flags representing their souls which zombies will try to snatch.
The overnight event lasts 13 hours but campers can steal naps between events in tents or coffins. For those too exhausted to run, the 70-hectare site is scattered with zombie-free safe zones.
This is the latest addition to the Bingemans’ Screampark haunted festival, which has drawn horror lovers to the Waterloo region for 10 years.
Zombies have been a popular attraction at Bingmans since it introduced a 4-kilometre zombie obstacle race two years ago.
Bingeman said he has been drowning in resumes since he put out a call out for the zombie roles.
“It’s been amazing. Some are staff members, but there are a lot that are volunteers who love horror,” he said.
Camper registration is $99 per person, ($119 after May 1). Participants must be over 14 years of age.