Atlanta Movie Tours had its first ever tour on Saturday, March 31. The first tour takes participants on a four-hour jaunt around Atlanta touring locations where the popular AMC show, The Walking Dead was filmed. I was privy to a media preview of the tour, and it was loads of fun!
The tour begins in Castleberry Hill at the Castleberry Point parking deck (FREE). Meet at the entrance to the deck (facing the fire station). No need to worry about parking availability as there is plenty of space in this deck. From there, you’ll meet your guide, and you’ll walk to a couple infamous spots with plenty of time for photo ops, before boarding you luxury bus.
Atlanta Movie Tours recruited some really good talent for the tour. Ours was Tony Gowell, someone who has actually worked on the set of The Walking Dead. So, besides being able to point out scenes from the show, Tony also gave us some information that only those on the set would know. And of course, there was lots of tongue-in-cheek humor from him too.
Besides visiting some of the downtown spots where the show is filmed we got to visit the mansion in Buckhead where Billy Murray filmed “Zombieland” as well as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The Centre was actually used as the CDC in the filming of The Walking Dead.
The four-hour tour has a stop for lunch at Diesel restaurant, however this is not part of the tour price. Diesel is a big supporter of The Walking Dead, even having viewing parties. Of course, no tour is exactly the same with the possibility of surprise guests or locations. We were greeted with two “workers” from the CDC offering us immunization against zombies.
Tours are $45 and are on Saturdays departing at 10 am. Lunch is not included in the tour price, so remember to bring payment for that. Tour operators Patti Davis and Carrie Burns hope to add additional tours like a sports tour (The Blind Side and We Are Marshall were filmed here) as well as a Real Housewives of Atlanta tour. For more information or to book a tour visit Atlanta Movie Tours.