FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After the zombie apocalypse, we imagine that zombies and non-zombies alike will have a lot of questions…
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions, in order of frequency – please feel free to let us know if we should add anything!
Is the “SHAUN OF THE DEAD” screening included in the $15 Zombie Passport, or is it a separate event?
Edgar Wright’s epic “rom-zom-com” Shaun of the Dead will screen on a massive 50-foot-screen, which will be located within this year’s Marina Green Park venue, and is most definitely part of the event and included in your ticket! For more information on everything you get with your Zombie Passport, visit http://zombiewalklb.com/tickets/!
Is the Zombie Passport something separate from my admission ticket? Or are they the same thing?
Your Zombie Passport IS your admission ticket! We’re calling this year’s ticket a Zombie Passport because it gets you far more than just admission into the Zombie Walk Music & Arts Festival – Zombie Passport holders get discounts at over 25 local restaurants, attractions, and specialty shops (visit our Zombie Friendly Businesses page for a full and updated list), as well as discounted admission and/or drink specials to several Zombie After-Parties (listed on our Official After-Parties page)! Discounts at participating locations last through November 15!
I want to get my makeup done at the event. Where can I do that, and how much does it cost?
There will be several make-up artists stationed throughout the event, and each charge their own fees, mostly based on the severity of your zombification. Basic zombie makeup generally runs around $20, and depending on the complexity desired, could range higher. Come early! – Shoreline Village will be housing a makeup station of their own starting at 12pm, three hours before our event opens at 3pm! PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR MAKEUP IS SO INSANELY AWESOME THAT SECURITY CANNOT IDENTIFY YOU AGAINST YOUR ID, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BUY ALCOHOL!!!!
Speaking of alcohol - if I want to buy a drink, will I be relegated to a drinking area, or can I enjoy my beer while I check out the bands, on the grass for the movie, and throughout the event layout?
We are very glad to confirm that this year you will be welcome to enjoy your drink throughout the event grounds! Visit the ID booth for your 21+ wristband, and remember – you MUST be able to be recognizable against your ID to receive your wristband!
But the event IS all-ages, right?
Yep! Our event continues to be very kid-friendly – plus zombies LOVE children… That’s why children 12 and under will be admitted for free!
Yea, speaking of free, this event used to be free, and now it’s $15! What gives, man, what gives!?
It has been incredible to see the community embrace this event and take it to the level that it has grown, but along with that has come increasing and exponentially mounting considerations in security, staffing, permitting, infrastructure, licensing, and many other costs. It became clear that to allow this event to continue and grow we would have to charge, but with this decision came a fun and exciting challenge – to ensure that we give our guests maximum bang for their buck. We are confident that the introduction of two stages, over a dozen bands, an outdoor screening of a zombie classic, carnival games, city-wide discounts, and discounted after-parties is well worth the price of an adult ticket to see Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. And again, keeping family budgets firmly in mind, we are still welcoming the little ones free of charge.
Where do the profits of this event go?
Since year one, the Long Beach Zombie Walk has been an independent event produced by the Long Beach Cinematheque, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to the exhibition of classic and contemporary cinema and multimedia art. Proceeds will support the Cinematheque’s continued projects, including the 2013 Long Beach Film Festival, a potential series of outdoor classic film screenings, and much more! Learn more about the Long Beach Cinematheque at http://lbcinema.org/.
I’m glad kids get in free, and I’d like to bring my children, but will they be scared of all the zombies?
Here’s what we’ve found over the years – it really, really depends on the child. You know your kid better than anyone – some children really dig the event, and some have a hard time with all the makeup and music. What we DO recommend is that you consider making up your child like a zombie – we’ve noticed that children seem to embrace the event much more, and participate more actively, if they’re also in makeup – almost as if everyone around them is playing the same game they are. Again, though, YOU know your child best….if your little one is anxious and scared of monsters, please consider getting a sitter!
How about my dog?
Zombies LOVE animals! That being said, we do not recommend bringing dogs out for their stroll as the evening progresses, because there will be A LOT of foot traffic and walking-dead congestion. We are fairly sure that it’ll be over-stimulating for dogs, and smaller dogs run the risk of getting stepped on. Plus leashes run the risk of tripping others in areas of higher congestion. So whereas we’d love to have dogs attend, we really do advise you leave them safely at home.
I would like to attend, but I want to attend dressed as Punky Brewster. Can I attend dressed as Punky Brewster? Or do I have to be a zombie?
We’d LOVE to see your Punky Brewster costume! Punky’s are welcome, ghosts are welcome, witches are welcome, Ghostbusters, droogies, spies, mad scientists – all are welcome! At its heart, this is a Halloween celebration – we’d love to see any and all of your costumes. But keep in mind – you will be surrounded by zombies, and definitely encourage a zombie costume. (Zombie Punky Brewster, anyone?)
Does that mean I HAVE to wear a costume?
Nope! We get several non-zombies every year, and all are welcome! Besides – zombies need food, too…
What time does the Thriller Dance start? Can we join in?
Thrill the World will lead the hordes in the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson at 7pm sharp! They’ll have choreographers on both stages, so no matter what end of the park you’re in, you can join along!
What time does the Zombie Walk start? Where do we meet?
The Zombie Walk will begin immediately after the Thriller Dance, and will lead straight out of Marina Green Park! There will be plenty of volunteers and a few friends from security to ensure your secure crossing, and to lead the way through Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor! We want to be able to do this again next year, so let’s all be respectful zombies! Remember – not all non-zombies are zombie-hunters, and some are fighting the good fight to keep the undead populatino safe! Let’s continue to show the city that Long Beach’s zombies are AWESOME, and should be allowed back year after year!
Will there be food and drinks available at the festival?
Yes! We will have several food trucks on hand, curated by our partners at Atomic Eats! Our friends at Harvelle’s are keeping our 21+ guests happy with bar stations throughout the venue! And don’t forget to visit Shoreline Village and Downtown Long Beach’s various locations for food and drinks after the event – especially those who are providing our Zombie Passport holders with discounts!
Can we bring outside food?
There will be bag checks for larger bags at the entrance, and discovered food and drink items will not be permitted.
Will there be enough parking for thousands of zombies?
The Long Beach Convention Center has plenty of parking! Having said that, it is VERY possible that the lots will fill so ARRIVE EARLY – AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CARPOOLING!!! Click here for directions to the Convention Center parking lot – Marina Green Park is a quick hop across Shoreline Village Drive!
Can I get to the event using Public Transportation?
The City of Long Beach has a most awesome public transportation system, and there is an exit conveniently located right outside Marina Green Park! Click here to visit Long Beach Transit and map your route – aim for Marina Green Park, located at 386 East Shoreline Drive Long Beach, CA! Beat the traffic and save on parking – ride with Long Beach Transit!
Can I bring a camera?
You may bring personal/cell phone cameras and take as many pictures as you’d like! However, professional-quality cameras are not allowed without the express consent of the Event Organizers, provided upon approval of a Press Application. If you’d like to cover the event at a professional level, click here to obtain and complete a Press Application!
I purchased package tickets that include Long Beach Comic-Con tickets – where and when do I pick up my tickets?
This year’s Long Beach Comic-Con takes place a week after the Zombie Walk Festival, on Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4. Your Long Beach Comic-Con tickets will be available on both the mornings of the 3rd and 4th, and the event will once again be at the Long Beach Convention Center. Keep posted – we will be sending updated and specific information as to where to pick up your Comic-Con tickets as the dates approach! Package tickets are still available – visit http://zombiewalklb.com/long-beach-comicon-tickets-and-packages/ for information!
I want to Volunteer!
We would LOVE your help, and truly need it! Please e-mail our volunteer coordinator Mike Kamer at firstname.lastname@example.org! The event is quickly approaching, so e-mail Mike TODAY if you can help!
Do zombies dream?
All the time…
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