Disney Planning to Bring STAR WARS Attractions to Parks Worldwide; Lionsgate Considering THE HUNGER GAMES Theme Park

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Today in theme park news (very weird to write that), we have a couple stories to report.  First up, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger recently talked about Star Wars.  In addition to saying they decided to release Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2015 to give the filmmakers more time (neglecting to mention that the studio refused a 2016 date), he also spoke about the company’s theme park plans.  Unsurprisingly, fans should expect more Star Wars attractions at Disney’s domestic theme parks as wells as the studio’s parks in Paris, Tokyo, and possibly Hong Kong.  I look forward to the ride where they reveal your biological father.

Hit the jump to learn about Lionsgate possibly getting into the theme park business with the Hunger Games franchise.

Here’s Iger talking to Bloomberg.tv about the company’s Star Wars plans [via /Film]:

Moving on, the odds may be ever in your favor when it comes to playing in The Hunger Games.  In a conference call with analysts this morning, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said the studio has been “approached in two territories about potential theme park opportunities” based on The Hunger Games franchise.  According to Deadline, Feltheimer said “we’re pursuing them”, but had no further details.  The next installment of the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.

Personally, I think theme parks based on The Hunger Games are a great idea.  Imagine it: You’re assigned a district and then asked to put your name in a bowl.  Two people from each district, a boy and a girl, are drawn out of the bowl, and then they get to go into the attraction along with two attendees from each district.  The doors close, and when they open, one person comes out covered in blood and forever changed.


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  • Chris

    How the hell do you make a theme park out of Hunger Games? What would the attractions even be? Deathmatch in the Arena? District 12: The Experience? Face paint Lessons with Petta?

    • Fiz

      I bet everyone stays away from the berries sold at the concession stands.

  • The Flobbit

    The Hunger Games Theme Park: Kids will be chosen at random to fight to the death with medieval weaponry.

    May the odds be ever in your favour.

  • The Flobbit

    The Hunger Games Gift Shop: Effie Trinket’s Eyeliner, Katniss’s Bow, Face paint with Peeta, The Girl on Fire Dress (With REAL Fire), Senator Crane’s Beard Tutorial.

    Gosh, what’s next? A Battle Royale theme park? A Fight Club theme park?

  • The Flobbit

    And, as ever, Matt Goldberg’s attempts at wit go sadly, horribly awry.

  • http://thenonessentials.blogspot.com/ Sean Chandler

    More importantly, the business model doesn’t make a lot of sense. Successful businesses need repeat business. If 23 out of 24 visitors are unable to come back to your theme park or recommend it to a friend, you have very little repeat business. You have very little good word of mouth. I just don’t think they’ll be able to be profitable.

  • enderandrew

    Disney first officially announced Star Wars expansions to their parks at D23. The project is referred to as Orange Harvest.

    Some details have already leaked. The Tomorrowland cafe is supposed to become the Star Wars Catina. There is supposed to be a Millenium Falcon you can walk around, and potentially more being considered.

  • Leo Spaceman

    Really? All you want to do at theme parks is strangle those little s**t kids and now you want to base a theme park around the thought of killing little kids. Thats dancing with the devil there dude.

  • eternalozzie

    Disney’s target audience doesn’t even know Star Wars … they’re too young.

    • Fiz

      This isn’t true. I have many friends with young children who love Star Wars. Their parents push the movies and merchandise on them because they loved them so much growing up, and new tie-ins like Lego Star Wars appeals to today’s kids.

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  • alk

    the mentally unstable will have a FIELD DAY with the Hunger games attractions…lookin forward to the early lawsuits and closing down. Stupid idea. might as well build a colliseum and restart gladiator games. As long as combatants sign a waivor saying they know full well the risks going in, it’s all fun right!?

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