Wanna join your own Hunger Games? Then make a trip to South Korea's Lionsgate Amusement Park

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Aug 16, 2017

Start saving your pennies. Lionsgate is opening a movie-themed amusement park in South Korea. Set to be called Lionsgate Movie World, the park will cover about 1.3 million square feet and consist of seven "worlds," each focused on a different movie franchise. Currently, the announced worlds revolve around The Hunger Games, Twilight, Now You See Me, and Lionsgate's upcoming Robin Hood film.

According to Variety, "visitors [will] experience actual movie scenes through state-of-the-art rides, attractions and reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances."

This is not Lionsgate's first foray into theme parks. Motionpark in Dubai features a Lionsgate zone (opening this fall) with two Hunger Games rides and a Step Up: All In live stage show. In China, Lionsgate has an "indoor immersive entertainment center" with attractions based on The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, and Now You See Me franchises. This park doesn't open until 2018.

Personally, I hope they open an exhibit that allows kids to experience a more ... benign version of the Hunger Games. I guess it would probably have to be laser tag or paintball — you know, something that wouldn't lead to a lot of lawsuits.

Lionsgate Movie World is currently scheduled to open at Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea in 2019.

Contributing Editor Tara Bennett interviews director Francis Lawrence about The Hunger Games franchise.