The Newest Theme Park Featuring Rides Based On Blockbuster Film Franchises Just Opened, In China

When I think of the best place to build a theme park featuring rides based of some of the most popular movie franchises from the last two decades, my first thought isn’t Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China. However, when I looked at a map and found out this island is bordering Macau, the location made more sense.

So what type of theme park is this and what rides does it have you ask? This 10-story “vertical” theme park has rides based on films released by Lionsgate Pictures. Maybe that doesn’t ring a bell immediately.

What if I were to tell you the park will have rides based on the following film franchises:

  • The Twilight Saga
  • The Hunger Games
  • Divergent
  • Now You See Me
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Escape Plan

This is a short video showing concept art and some ride footage.

Here are the rides that have already opened with the park with additional ones planned for future development.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Flight – Rebel Escape

Suit up and take flight alongside the rebellion on this action-packed adventure through the world of The Hunger Games. Danger lurks around every corner, but hope is in sight on this exhilarating 3D motion simulator attraction. May the odds be ever in your favor!

The Twilight Saga: Midnight Ride

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Race with Jacob and the Black Pack wolves on a daring a multiplayer interactive VR motorbike simulator adventure through the moonlit woods. But beware, beyond these hallowed hills, a different kind of creature roams, and this one is out for blood!

The Twilight Saga: Bella’s Journey

A multi-media dark ride where you’ll step into Bella’s shoes and journey through The Twilight Saga like never before. From love’s first kiss to the threat of the Volturi, the timeless blockbuster film series comes to life all around you.

Gods of Egypt: Battle for Eternity

Ride the world’s first purpose-built indoor VR roller coaster and soar like a god on this adventure through Ancient Egypt. As an epic battle wages between good and evil, it’s time to prove your valor, strength and devotion. It’s time to fight alongside the Gods of Egypt!

Escape Plan

Test your wits in this escape room meets immersive theater and work together to break out of the most secure prison in the world! The stakes are high: will you be trapped forever or become known as one of the world’s greatest escape artists?

Divergent Chasm Challenge Course

Earn your place amidst Dauntless initiates as you put your bravery to the test at the Chasm Challenge Course. Navigating a zig-zagging course of climbing walls, suspended bridges and vertical drops, one question remains, are you brave enough to take the first leap?

Shopping and Dining Options

Capitol Club

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Visit the Capitol’s most exclusive dining establishment, frequented by the Capitol elite. The Capitol Club offers the freshest and finest culinary masterpieces that Panem has to offer, with breathtaking views overlooking the Capitol. Join the Club.

Capitol Couture

At Capitol Couture, you can try on a variety of extravagant formal wear and indulge in a striking makeover inspired by some of Panem’s most fashionable citizens. From cutting-edge hairstylists to bold fashionistas, Panem’s best are ready to give you a new look, fit for the Capitol.

Oculus Lounge

Enter a timeless hideaway where illusionists hone their craft, swap stories and enjoy mysterious libations. Here at the lounge, you can enjoy a dizzying variety of spirits, concoctions and cocktails, and for the curious, keep your eyes open, because inside the Oculus Lounge, nothing is quite as it seems.

Peeta’s Bakery

Indulge in a selection of handcrafted treats and delectable bites inspired by 74th Hunger Games victor Peeta Mellark. For those in need of a little pep in their step, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, tea or other home-grown refreshments while on the go.

Final Thoughts

The idea of an indoor theme park is very interesting. Supposedly each floor (or series of floors) is totally themed to the movie it represents. They will also have immersive entertainers walking around each area interacting with guests, in theme with the respective movie.

While most of the rides depend on VR technology, I think everyone who’s ridden Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney World would agree that if done right, those style of rides can be very impressive.

Here’s the link for the official Lionsgate Entertainment World website. I don’t have any details on pricing because you need to make a WeChat account to look at the ticket options.

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