In 2007, Universal Studios Orlando brought joy and wonder to millions of theme park goers when they opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which recreated the books’ village of Hogsmeade as well as its dragons and Hogwarts Castle. The park has been a smashing success — it recently nearly doubled in size — so it’s only logical that Lionsgate would try to replicate this success with “The Hunger Games.”
“In addition to the mobile game partnership and ’The Hunger Games’ traveling museum we announced on the last call, we’re deep into conversations with prospective partners on four continents to explore theme park attractions and other location-based entertainment opportunities,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer recently announced.
Four continents! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to ride the… wait a minute, isn’t “The Hunger Games” based in a gritty, depressing universe where children kill each other in a nationally televised bloodsport? Isn’t that, I don’t know, slightly less magical than a world where kids have wands and owls and ride around on broomsticks?
Hm. Looks like the creators of the “Hunger Games” parks will have some mountains to climb when it comes to keeping their park as close to the films as possible without being depressing and/or completely terrifying. So to help them, here are 7 things they definitely should not include in the “Harrowing World Of Hunger Games”:
1. That Vomit Juice
2. A Restaurant Based On The Hob
3. A Petting Zoo With Mutts And Tracker Jackers
4. Park Employees Dressed As Peacekeepers
5. A 3-D Experience With Blood Rain
6. A District 13 Playground
7. A Ride Where Kids Have To Kill Each Other
What do you think the “Hunger Games” park should or should not include?