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THE HUNGER GAMES Theme Park Is Open and the Pictures Are Something Else

THE HUNGER GAMES Theme Park Is Open and the Pictures Are Something Else

When I watch The Hunger Games, I can’t say that anything amusing comes to mind, especially not an amusement park. But Lionsgate is opening a whole amusement park featuring Hunger Games and its other franchises in 2019, and as of Friday, The World of the Hunger Games is open at Motiongate Dubai. The themed area features two attractions: a motion simulator called the Panem Aerial Tour and a roller coaster called the Capitol Bullet Train. You can stop by Peeta’s Bakery for food and beverages, shop for merchandise at the Panem Supply Co, or–and this is my favorite–watch a percussion show called Coal Miner’s Clash.

I can only imagine what Katniss Everdeen would think.

The Hunger Games area of the Motiongate Dubai theme park has been open for a full day, which means photos are all over social media. We’re going to check them out, but first, it’s important to know that it sure looks like Motiongate got Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks to reprise their roles as Caesar Flickerman and Effie Trinket for commercials:

As for pictures, I have to say portions of The Hunger Games area looks like it’s right out of the films.

Those coal miners I mentioned.

You can maybe meet Effie Trinket. Maybe she’ll lecture you about your style?

I guess meeting the Capitol guards would be like meeting stormtroopers.

Some of the opening ceremony:

If you had the opportunity, would you go to The Hunger Games theme park? Would you attend in costume? Shoot an arrow into the comments to share your thoughts.

Images: Motiongate Dubai, Lionsgate

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. Follow her on Twitter and keep up with her Disney food adventures on Instagram.

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