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‘Hunger Games’ theme parks to open in US and China

While the final installment of the "Hunger Games" film franchise hits theaters later this month, the legacy will live on in the form of theme parks erected in Atlanta and Macau.
Film studio Lionsgate has confirmed to the New York Times plans to open two new theme parks that will bring the world of Panem to life.
In the US, the "Hunger Games" park is being licensed to developers who are currently in the early stages of opening an entertainment destination near Atlanta called Avatron Smart Park.
Opening date is set for 2019.
In China, the movie studio has struck a partnership with a property development company that specializes in media to bring the “Hunger Games” world to Hengqin island at a 22,018 sq m “experience centre”, that is scheduled to open in late 2018.
The parks in the US and Macau are the latest expansion plans for the Hunger Games franchise.
Earlier this year, Lionsgate announced that it had partnered with a Dubai developer to open a "Hunger Games" theme park in the city. The site is expected to be ready by October 2016.
The park in Dubai will recreate District 12, the poor mining region where Katniss lived with her mum and sister, and feature a roller coaster designed to resemble the high-speed Capital trains, the Times reports.
Another ride will simulate a hovercraft, and take riders on an aerial tour of Panem.
Likewise, the film studio is also looking at recreating the worlds depicted in the films “Divergent” and “Twilight” and building attractions inspired by the 2013 film “Now You See Me" about a troupe of illusionists that starred Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2" rolls out across theaters worldwide the week of November 20.

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