FORNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – You no longer have to imagine what it would be like to save the world from a zombie attack. This October at Zombie Safari in Forney, you can shoot real-life zombies.
“In October we turn our facility at nighttime into a zombie hunting grounds…” said Jed Allsup, vice president of Zombie Safari. “Zombies are everywhere…. we get on the safari, and safari through our jungle here at cousins paintball.”READ MORE: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
A $25 ticket will buy you a 20 minute ride on their zombie response vehicles, a paintball gun to use and, of course, glow-in-the-dark paint balls. Because how else would you know if you hit them?
“We have these special lights on the bus that light the ball up so you can see where they’re going into the darkness as the zombies are trying to attack the vehicle,” Allsup said.
Allsup and his staff have been hosting the zombie apocalypse for six years.READ MORE: Texas Secretary of State’s Office Releases New Information On Audit of 2020 Election
But this year, they’re implementing social distancing protocols, lots of cleaning and reducing ticket sales by 50% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They’re also offering private rides that you book with your “covid crew” to help make guests feel safe.
“We only used to offer a few of those per evening and now we have bumped that up, and that’s actually probably our top seller,” he said.
Yes, the zombies are actors. But Allsup says it’s a kid and adult friendly experience unlike any other.MORE NEWS: Armed Woman Dies Following Allen Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Wendy's Parking
Zombie Safari is running any Friday or Saturday in October from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and tickets are available ahead of time online.