Lionsgate Entertainment World has unveiled new details of attractions and rides from some of the studio’s most popular film franchises, including Hunger Games and Twilight.
The world’s first vertical theme park opens in China this summer, with a virtual reality (VR) motorcycle ride based on Twilight, a maximum-security prison breakout (Escape Plan), and a replica of The Capitol lobby from Hunger Games.
More than 25 rides and VR experiences will feature at Lionsgate Entertainment World, with attractions based on films such as Divergent, Now You See Me, and Gods of Egypt.
“We found a way to create this theme park experience inside of one box over multiple floors,” said Jenefer Brown, Senior VP of Global Live and Location Based Entertainment at Lionsgate (via AP).
“We created experiences that are immersive, that tell stories and are organic to the brands,” she said. “It’s a mix of all the cutting-edge attractions that you’ll find in entertainment right now.”
Hunger Games attractions and experiences
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Flight Rebel Escape – a motion simulator 3D ride experience – will see visitors picked up by a hovercraft that flies through The Capitol.
Guests will also get to explore the lobby area of The Capitol where they can get their hair, makeup and nails done in the style of a Hunger Games character, including chaperone Effie Trinket.
Restaurants will have a Hunger Games-themed menu with different dishes inspired by the film’s various districts.
Twilight attractions and experiences
Visitors can spend time in Forks, the town where the Twilight novels and movies are set, and take a virtual motorbike ride with Jacob Black and a pack of wolves in Twilight Saga: Midnight Ride.
Riders can control their bike’s speed and which path it takes as they travel through the moonlit woods while an evil creature roams the area looking for blood.
Twilight Saga: Bella’s Journey will be an indoor amusement ride, with a focus on key moments from the films, including Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s relationship, and The Volturi, the most powerful coven of vampires.
Gods of Egypt VR Coaster and Escape Plan: Prison Break
Gods of Egypt: Battle for Eternity will be a virtual reality roller coaster, with riders wearing headsets and soaring through ancient Egypt during a battle between good and evil.
In Escape Plan: Prison Break, approximately 20 people will work together to break out of a maximum-security prison, facing a climbing challenge course and tunnels to escape.
Novotown Hengqin development
Lionsgate Entertainment World, scheduled to open in July, will be a highlight attraction at Lai Sun Group’s Novotown Hengqin on Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. The park was designed by design and production agency Thinkwell Group.
Hengqin Island is being transformed into an entertainment hub, which includes the Novotown development. The opening of the first phase will begin from the second half of 2019.