Yesterday, TheHollwoodReporter announced Lionsgate’s official plans to create a theme park with attractions from they’re most popular franchises The Hunger Games and The Divergent Series along with some of they’re other franchises.
The Theme park is set to open in China in 2018 and in Atlanta in 2019! Here’s the concept art for the Lionsgate Theme Park!
In one deal, Lionsgate is backing Chinese developer Lia Fung and parent eSun as they build a 22,000 square-meter entertainment center in Hengqin, China, a town near Macau. The Lai Sun theme park will feature interactive fan experiences and attractions from six Lionsgate movie properties, including the Hunger Games, Divergent and Now You See Me franchises.
The Macau attraction is slated to open in late 2018. And a second agreement with U.S. developer Avatron Smart Park will see Lionsgate film properties like the Hunger Games, Now You See Me and Step Up franchises anchor a roughly 100-acre theme park near Atlanta with attractions and rides.
The attraction in Atlanta, where the Hunger Games franchise has filmed its movies, is set to launch in 2019. The New York Times first reported on Lionsgate expanding its theme park plans with new IP licensing deals for movie-based attractions in Macau and Atlanta.
(excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter article)
Do you like the idea of a Theme Park for The Hunger Games and Divergent? And is this a great decision especially since we’ll have a piece of both franchises in a way living on since Mockingjay – Part 2 is only a corner away and it won’t be long until Ascendant hits theaters. What attractions would you love to see for Divergent?