Behold China's illegal, $48 million World of Warcraft theme park

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Jul 4, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

If hanging out in the virtual MMORPG land of World of Warcraft just isn't enough escapism for you these days, you're in luck—someone went and built a massive, $48 million Warcraft theme park in China. The only problem? It's massively, hugely illegal.

Yes, an enormous World of Warcraft theme park is now open in Changzhou, China, featuring everything from roller coasters and life-size re-creations of entire scenes from the hit game series. But the park, dubbed "Joyland," is completely unsanctioned by the game's developer, Blizzard. Which is why it's in China, hiding out from U.S. copyright law.

A Reddit user recently visited the park and took a ton of pics, showing off some of the huge exhibitions, roller coasters and 3D shows. It looks pretty awesome, and admission is only about $30 in U.S. dollars. But, you know, you just have to get to China to check it out.

Take a look at some pics of the park below and click here for more shots from FrancescaO_O's gallery.

(Via IGN)