Lionsgate’s first Asian theme park opens in China


Liongate’s first Asian theme park, Lionsgate Entertainment World, opened in Hengqin, China on July 31.

The new theme park is based on movies for older audiences and is aimed at visitors between the ages of 16 and 30 years old.

The ‘vertical theme park’, extends an area of 22,000 square metres and features 25 attractions centred on the several well-known movies, including The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, Twilight, Escape Plan, the Divergent series and Gods of Egypt.

The Hunger Games and Twilight movies are being incorporated into simulators. Gods of Egypt is the focus of a purpose-built indoor virtual reality rollercoaster.

Developed by Hong Kong’s real estate giant, Lai Sun Group, the theme park is located approximately an hour from Hong Kong. Village Roadshow Theme Parks will manage the theme park.

Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate’s SVP, Global Live and Location Based Entertainment, spoke of the new park:

“From escaping the Capitol, to braving the mental and physical challenges of Dauntless, to taking on a newborn vampire army with Jacob and the Wolf Pack, we can’t wait for fans to step into the worlds of their favorite films to create their own authentic adventures.

Selena Magill, general manager of Lionsgate Entertainment World, commented:

“We are proud to bring this iconic attraction to life at Hengqin, Zhuhai. Lionsgate Entertainment World aims to become a multifaceted destination by engaging guests through story-telling and cutting edge technology.

“We expect guests in China and all around the world to enjoy sensational experiences here that they won’t soon forget,” Magill added.