A 'Hunger Games' Theme Park Is On Its Way And We Can't Wait (Photo)
Since its launch almost 20 years ago, the "Harry Potter" series has maintained a near-total monopoly in the fantasy genre, with no other franchise ever coming close to achieving the same scope of success.
Finally, it seems The Chosen One may have met his match.
On Sunday, the New York Times revealed the “Hunger Games” series will soon be getting its own theme park in Atlanta, Georgia, much like the Harry Potter-themed Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.
Designed to mimic District 12, the park will include a realistic rendition of the Hob (the district's infamous black market) along with a fully-functioning version of Peeta's bakery.
The park will have two rides, a hovercraft simulator and a rollercoaster replica of the high-speed Capitol train featured in the films, which will serve as the theme park's main attractions.
The Atlanta-area park will not be the only park featuring District 12.
A Lionsgate “zone” — including a series of “Hunger Games”-inspired rides — is slated to open in Dubai's massive, $3 billion Motiongate park next year; while a 237,000-square foot “experience center” inspired by the trilogy will open in Macau, China in 2018.
America's “Hunger Games” theme park will cost an estimated $625 million, and Lionsgate is still working on securing the necessary funds to build. If construction begins on schedule, the park should open in Atlanta's Avatron Park in 2019.
Check out a rendering of the park, below.
Don't worry Katniss fans, you won't have to wait until 2019 to get your "Hunger Games" fix. The fourth and final film in the series, "Mockingjay Part 2," opens in theaters November 20.