This Saturday's ZombieLand! Halloween party at Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park in East Rutherford, NJ, will be an immersive dance music experience for the LGBTQ+ community. It is being presented by Jake Resnicow who last produced the WorldPride party at Javits Center headlined by Kygo. “We have been working for two years on this insane plan to takeover America’s largest indoor theme park for Halloween,” he says. “ZombieLand! will be the first-ever takeover of Universe Theme Park. The park will be exclusively ours for the entire night!” The event will feature over 30 rides and attractions, music by house legend Dennis Ferrer and performances by RuPaul's Drag Race stars Aquaria and Yvie Oddly.
Attendees will be able to cruise above the entire 8-acre park on the Sky Railway or soar 150-feet on the world’s tallest and longest free-spinning coaster.
“I can’t wait to bring the beats to the children” says Ferrer, a Grammy-nominated producer known for dance floor anthems like “Hey Hey”, “Church Lady”, and “Touch The Sky”. He has performed at some of the world’s top venues and festivals including Pacha, Space Ibiza, Fabric London, The Brooklyn Mirage and El Row. “There is nothing better than whisking clubgoers on a magical, musical journey, especially when it is on a dancefloor surrounded by thrill rides!”
Joining him in the booth will be LAS BIBAS FROM VIZCAYA, direct from Brazil. “This is going to go down as the wildest Halloween dance party ever,” predicts the drag diva and DJ. “Jake will no doubt bring out all the tricks and treats for Halloween!”
Jake Resnicow is one of the world's leading LGBTQ event producers. His focus is on events with extravagant production and original experiences. His Pride Festivals in New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are spectacles, combining elaborate theatrical sets and A-list talent. Most recently, he launched destination festivals — UTOPIA and DREAMLAND — that have been lauded by Bloomberg News as “the future”.
He has also made a name for himself as a party-giving philanthropist, producing some of the most prestigious fundraiser events for organizations including Life Ball, Trevor Project, The White Party Gala, Ali Forney Center, Lambda Legal and It Gets Better. In 2018, Jake Resnicow was honored as one of the OUT100 Most Influential LGBTQ People of the Year.
ZombieLand! will take place 15 minutes outside of New York City. Buses to The Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, New Jersey, depart hourly from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. ZombieLand! will also provide party buses.
Proof of vaccination will be required at ZombieLand!. Jake Resnicow recommends downloading The NYC Covid Safe app. “It is a camera app that allows people to take a picture of their vaccine card and store it in the app,” he explains. A photo of the vaccine card or Excelsior Pass will also be accepted.
Tickets for ZombieLand! are available now at Zombielandparty.com.