Coming to Atlanta: Hunger Games Theme Park
China is also getting a new 'Hunger Games' attraction
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 2, 2015 4:40 PM CST
In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games."   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close, File)

(Newser) Hunger Games fans in the US and China may get to find out for themselves if the odds are forever in their favor. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. confirmed Monday that the blockbuster movie franchise has been licensed for development in a theme park in Atlanta and an indoor entertainment center in Hengqin, China. The New York Times, which earlier reported the news, said the Atlanta park is targeted to open by 2019, while the Chinese center aims to open by late 2018.

Fans are already getting to interact with the story featuring heroine Katniss Everdeen through attractions such as the traveling display "The Hunger Games: The Exhibition," which is now in Discovery Times Square in New York. An immersive theatrical show is to open in London next summer and a theme park featuring a "Hunger Games" zone is planned to debut in Dubai late next year. The franchise's finale, Mockingjay Part 2, is set to hit the big screen this month.
 

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