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Lionsgate Entertainment World opens, unveiling high-tech rides and attractions

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Lionsgate Entertainment World has officially opened, and shared photos from opening day as it welcomed visitors. The vertical theme park boasts high-tech attractions.

Lionsgate Entertainment World, one of China’s most technologically advanced theme parks, uses cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in its rides and attractions.

The interactive and immersive theme park, which has more than 50 key attractions, is one of the key features at Lai Sun Group’s Novotown Hengqin on Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China.

Virtual reality and augmented reality rides

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Village Roadshow is the operator for Lionsgate Entertainment World, and the theme park was designed by global design and production agency Thinkwell Group.

Visitors will get the chance to experience some of Lionsgate’s film franchises, including Escape Plan, Gods of Egypt, Now You See Me, The Divergent Series, The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga.

As well as rides, there are various dining experiences on offer, including the Hunger Games Capital Club, Peeta’s Bakery, and the Now You See Me-inspired Oculus Lounge.

Experience Twilight, The Hunger Games, and more

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As for retail, guests can get glam at Capitol Couture, where they can have their hair and nails done too. There’s also Capitol Confectionary, Dauntless Ink, Iong’s Magic Shop, Treasures of the Nile, and Zaya’s Palace of Beauty.

The main rides include The Twilight Saga – Midnight Ride, The Twilight Saga – Bella’s Journey, Divergent – Fear Simulator, Divergent – The Chasm Challenge Course, Gods of Egypt – Battle For Eternity, Hunger Games – Mockingjay Flight Rebel Escape, and The Escape Plan – Prison Break.

Gods of Egypt – Battle for Eternity is the world’s first purpose-built indoor VR roller coaster, while Hunger Games – Mockingjay Flight Rebel Escape is a state-of-the-art multiple motion-based cabin simulator.

VR coasters and multimedia dark rides

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The Twilight Saga – Midnight Ride is an interactive VR simulator experience, and Bella’s Journey is a multimedia dark ride.

Divergent – Fear Simulator is a VR walk-through attraction, while The Chasm Challenge Course is a huge climbing course. The Escape Plan – Prison Break is an escape room with immersive theatre.

Images: Lionsgate Entertainment World

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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