Attention, tributes! It has just been announced that a “Hunger Games” theme park is in the works. Yes, if you have ever fantasized about tapping into your inner Katniss or your inner Petra, look no further than Lionsgate Entertainment Company’s first theme park, to be named Lionsgate Movie World.
The theme park will be part of Jeju Shinhwa World, a resort on South Korea’s Jeju Island, which will begin opening this year and will also feature a water park, four-star dining, a casino and a Korean pop entertainment center.
Lionsgate’s Movie World will feature multiple parks based on the production company’s most popular films, including the aforementioned “Hunger Games,” as well as “Twilight,” “Now You See Me” and the 2018 remake of “Robin Hood.” This will be the first-ever outdoor theme park that is devoted entirely to world-famous movies, and the massive park will be over 1.3 million square feet.
According to a press release, “Visitors can experience actual movie scenes through state-of-the-art rides, attractions and 4D Intellectual Property (IP) reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.”
“Hunger Games” fans are eager to enjoy the awesome new park, but some have raised concerns:
Hmmm have we not learned anything from Jurassic park????
— Jacki Culbertson (@JackiCulbertson) August 16, 2017
Who read or watched Hunger Games and though: YES, there is a place I want to spend my time and would be such a fun theme park
— tim (@urbane_turtle) August 16, 2017
Hmmm, good point. I don’t think I would survive very long in the arena. Tracker jackers? I can barely handle bumble bees!
Personally, I think I would fare better in the “Twilight” theme park. I can brood much better than I can fight for my life.
Here are the seven official movie zones that will be featured in Lionsgate Movie World: “Hunger Games,” “Twilight,” “Now You See Me,” “Divergent,” “Saw,” “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Robin Hood.”
OK, these are all awesome movies, but a Jigsaw-themed roller coaster ride? How terrifying would that be?!
Construction on the theme park begins in 2018, and it is expected to be open to visitors in 2019. Will you dare to visit?