Hallyu-Inspired South Korean Theme Park to Open in September
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Still can't get "Gangnam Style" out of your head? You're not alone, and one company in South Korea is counting on it.
Banking on the influx of interest in the South Korean music, television and culture—known as hallyu— Korean broadcasting company MBC will open a new hallyu-inspired theme park on Sept. 5. According to a report from Rumy Doo of The Korean Herald, the new park called MBC World will be located at MBC headquarters in Sangam-dong, South Korea.
MBC World will offer guests a fully immersive hallyu experience. From the hologram K-pop concerts to the virtual reality drama sets and photo booths, the theme park will help satisfy visitors who are looking to do more than shop for South Korean themed-items.
Now, an estimated 130,000 visitors a year can enjoy the culture of the country and dozens of Hallyu-related activities at MBC World.
Some of the main attractions at the new amusement park include the K-pop hologram theatre (featuring stars like G-Dragon and Psy) that allows patrons to step on stage and learn to perform with their favorite artists. It will help transport fans of Hallyu into the variety of shows, concerts and other experiences that helped the interest in South Korean culture gain popularity in the first place.
In addition to the attractions and rides at MBC World that are set to debut on Sept. 5, a virtual tour of the MBC broadcasting studio will be available.
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