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Developers Confirm 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

Entertainment | Donald Wood | November 03, 2015

Developers Confirm 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

Rendering courtesy of AVATRON USA

After rumors surfaced in October that Lions Gate Entertainment would be building a "Hunger Games" inspired theme park in Bartow County, Georgia, the company confirmed the report on Monday.

According to Amy Wenk and Douglas Sams of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Lions Gate Entertainment will be teaming with AVATRON USA Development to build a 700-acre entertainment attraction that will feature an amusement park based on the popular “Hunger Games” films.

The entertainment complex will be called AVATRON Park, and the construction is expected to cost more than $750 million to complete. The attraction will be located west of Interstate 75 in the city of Emerson, Georgia.

In addition to using themes and characters from the “Hunger Games” movies, Lions Gate will also license the “Step Up” and “Now You See Me” franchises to be used at the Georgia attraction.

Fox5 Atlanta shared an artist rendering of AVATRON Park and the "Hunger Games" theme park:

AVATRON president Jo Ram released a statement about the new entertainment complex and its partnership with Lions Gate:

“Perhaps what sets AVATRON apart is the highly individualized experience we are creating for the end-user. Our interactive platforms cannot be replicated to scale inside the home. The goal is to deliver the most technologically advanced and real-time socially engaged, entertainment experience. The innovative storytelling platforms we offer provide different ways and dimensions for fans of all three franchises to continue and extend their personal engagement.”

The new AVATRON Park facility will feature a 200-acre amusement park, two hotels, a 300,000-square-foot retail center and a 10,000-square-foot music venue. Developers expect the attraction to open in January 2019, and they believe attendance could reach 2.6 million visitors in the first year.

The excitement regarding a "Hunger Games" inspired theme park in the United States couldn’t be higher right now as the popular film franchise prepares to release the final installment of the series, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.”

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