Last week we gave you guys a bit of a peek into the construction of the “Survive or Die: Apocalyspe” scarezone (check it out here) and now there’s even more to show you!
The “Survive or Die: Apocalyspe” scarezone takes guests to a war torn and dilapidated Manhatten cityscape, many years past the apparent end of times. The planet no longer has any trees or other forms of vegetation besides grapes (more on these grapes soon)
A tribe of armageddon surviviors have their hands on one of the last remaining oxygen generating machines, which provides their established camp with clean air to breathe. Of course though, with the challenge to survive presented to all that are still on the worse for wear planet, scavenging survivors want that machine and the oxygen it provides for their own survival. Are you a friend of the town, or foe? Will you join the survivors and share their oxygen, or betray them and try to take the machine and oxygen supply for yourself?
Last week, we showed you guys the beginning stages of one of the watchtowers the survivors will use to protect their precious oxygen generator from intruders, and now it looks nearly complete. It’s essentially a tower surrounded by barbed, chain link fence. The bottom level of the watchtower has lots of garabage in it, which the survivors use for scrap to craft other tools.
Amongst the garbage is something to take note of: a garbage can full of empty glass bottles. This is where the grapes come in. Being that it is the apocalypse, water is quite difficult to come by, but luckily for the survivors, grapes and the vines they grow on seem to be thriving in this new world. Survivors harvest these grapes for their juices for hydration, as well as face paint and other various uses one might have for grapes. They even make wine out of it!
The Oxygen Machine
The camp’s most precious possession, the Oxygen Generator, is located near the center of the Manhattan area, perched atop a second watchtower. It has tubes on either end, one for intake and one for output, and a storage compartment for emergency use oxygen underneath it’s main engines.
Just like the watchtower, it is surrounded by a protective barrier of barbed chain link fence. Similarly, there is scrap junk underneath on it’s first level as well. Outside of the tower is a cart, much like that which a homeless man would have, with additional garbage on it, and a pet crate that contains rats.
One of the more interesting set pieces in this scarezone is a full size, mangled and decrepit BMW Sedan.
Much like the statue of Lew R Wasserman, the vehicle has been taken over by grapevines, which have distorted the car with it’s uninhibited growth.
We showed you guys photos of the tunnels last week, but we have since had the chance to check them out for ourselves, and we must say, they have low clearance!
A Bit of Dead Man’s Wharf, too
On top of all the Survive or Die updates, we were also able to check out the fantastic looking shipwreck in the San Francisco scarezone “Dead Man’s Wharf!”
The boat is smack dab in the middle of the promenade for all guests to see. It is covered in barnacles and rot, as if it has been under the sea for quite sometime and recently recovered from it’s watery grave.
The front of the boat is wrecked open, seemingly from whatever if crashed into, eventually causing it’s sinking.
BONUS NEWS: Tickets are now on sale at your nearby Publix Supermarket!
As we mentioned in our guide to buying your tickets to this year’s HHN (check it out here) tickets at Florida and Georgia resident discounted prices become available at Publix Supermarkets in special displays, and they have finally arrived!
Visit your local Publix store now to take advantage of you Florida resident prices without having to make a visit all the way to Universal Orlando! Please be aware, proof of Florida or Georgia residency is required.
Are you excited to see the event come together? Let us know in the comments!