Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 86

THE APOCALYPSE EXPERIENCE The Apocalypse Experience at Capernaum First Century Village, located just outside of Weatherford, is a production that exposes guests to terrifying events that could occur in a world apocalypse. In its second year of production, the Apocalypse Experience combines professional actors with realistic special effects in a brick and mortar town. The creator of the Apocalypse Experience, Tammy Lane, is also the visionary behind Capernaum and Mission Reality, faith-based nonprofit organizations. Capernaum was built in 2006 to be used as a film set, which Lane uses to produce a number of educational films. The village, which resembles what a town might have looked like in the times of Christ, is also used as a set for condensed film schools. The Apocalypse Experience is meant to be “terrifying,” Lane says, which is why no one under the age of 12 is recommended to attend. “We don’t want to use this production as a scare tactic,” Lane explains. “We believe that what we show people is the truth, which can be scarier than fiction.” A recurring theme throughout the tour is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, representing death, famine, war, and conquest, which are all incorporated into the production. Guests will experience natural disaster, government control, loss of freedom, DNA testing, war, plagues, and diseases, persecution, and even hell, among other undertakings. 84 “You can expect to be immersed in [the] reality of today’s world,” Lane said. Is your interest piqued? To get the full experience, you will have to attend the Apocalypse Experience, held for only three weekends in October: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. While attending, you can also play tactical laser tag, eat dinner at multiple new food vendors, take a tour of our path of plagues, and visit the statue garden. Tickets are $25 and can be bought online at www.apocalypseexperience.com.