The Woodbury Shoppe in Senoia, Georgia is in the heart of the town where Woodbury was set in The Walking Dead television show. The current set of Alexandria is also in Senoia, as featured in one of my previous articles.
Senoia is a beautiful small town enlivened by the show's production and resulting tourism. It is home to Raleigh Studios Atlanta, one of the growing film industry's studios in Georgia. In addition to merchandise, The Woodbury Shoppe serves as a hub of information for tourists, and seems to ALWAYS be crowded.
Atlanta Movie Tours, "one of the best tv and film tours around the world," has a set-up right inside. William Bell, fresh off the set of Rob Zombie's new film 31, is on hand for questions and photos, too.
In addition to merchandise, the basement of Woodbury Shoppe serves as a Walking Dead museum with a wide array of props and set pieces available on display.
The walls are adorned with autographs from actors, and there is even a cell from the prison set up and available for photos.
One of the things on display that I personally found incredibly creepy was the Governor's torture chair.
The "Dead Inside" doors are also displayed in the basement.
On the way from the museum, one of the signs claiming "sanctuary" can be seen leading into the Walking Dead Cafe.
The cafe serves up all kinds of zombie-themed goodies, but did not have the zombie cookies or eyeball cake pops in stock at the time of my visit. I was definitely okay with that, and also pleasantly surprised to discover they sell King Of Pops there. In case you didn't know, King Of Pops is a magnificent reprieve from the oppressive Georgia heat.
My husband (a/k/a life companion) came up with this zombie-themed pizza one day when the restaurant he works at (Partners II Pizza) got an order for the crew. The Walking Dead Cafe people were impressed, as they should be. The man is an artist.
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Also, The Woodbury Shoppe is online, and you can get your fix there from any geographical location that has internet access!
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