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Plants Vs. Zombies 'Intra-Active' Theme Park Attraction Coming Next Year

by Joseph Knoop on Oct 13, 2015 at 08:39 AM

Zombies have already taken over the garden, and now they’re coming to the Carowinds theme park in North Carolina. A new “intra-active” attraction based on the Plants vs. Zombies franchise is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena, while still in a planning phase based on the released concept art, features two teams of 34 players in a theater setting equipped with motion seats and hand-held laser devices. Teams compete against each other on two large TV screens featuring a typical backyard setting from the Plants vs. Zombies universe.

Players shoot at the screens and rack up scores as they go. The “intra-active” element of the attraction means that players can interact with the other team’s screen, though it's unconfirmed if players can do anything like steal points or disrupt the opposing team's progress.

New series characters are also part of the attraction, including the bounty hunting orange Citron and Super Brainz, a superhero zombie with an 80s action movie star complex. The attraction is planned to run approximately ten times an hour, accommodating between 600 to 700 guests.

The 3Z Arena isn’t the only EA franchise to be recently adapted for a theme park attraction. A currently untitled 4D attraction based on the Mass Effect universe is coming to California Great America in 2016.