The worlds of “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight” will soon come to life in a new theme park in South Korea.
Lionsgate has licensed its movie properties to theme park operator Landing Jeju Development Co. to create Lionsgate Movie World. The park will be part of Jeju Shinhwa World and include movie-themed rides, restaurants, streetscapes, entertainment and souvenir shops.
The outdoor Lionsgate Movie World will span 1.3 million square feet and be divided into seven movie zones. In addition to “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight,” Lionsgate also owns the “Now You See Me” franchise and the upcoming “Robin Hood: Origins” film.
Jeju Shinhwa World houses Four Seasons, Marriott and Somerset hotels, a waterpark, destination spa, casino and K-pop entertainment center. When it opens, Lionsgate Movie World will be the first international theme park in South Korea, and the first built entirely around international movies.
It’s not clear exactly what kind of film-based attractions will be part of Lionsgate Movie World, but “The Hunger Games” seems like a clear choice for a big thrill ride. Construction on the new park is expected to begin next year, with a grand opening in 2019.