What is one of the biggest ways to spend some time with your family and friends? It is to either watch a movie or tv show that everyone likes. But nowadays, entertainment is not just limited to watching movies and tv shows in your house or theaters. In fact, the world of entertainment has expanded and now people want more than just screen time.
They want to enjoy and see the themes of the movie in real-time and become a part of it. And what better way than creating theme parks for the all-time favorite movies of people around the world. Production studios have stepped up and collaborated with amusement park companies to create giant and spectacular theme parks associated with popular movies.
Here are 10 theme parks that have been created based on the most exceptional and fantastic movies and television shows of all time.
Avengers Campus-Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the largest movie franchises that is filled with numerous superheroes, supervillains, storylines that sometimes it is difficult to keep track of. Also, it is one of the most popular movie productions that people love across the world. And for a die-hard MCU fan, standing in the actual Avengers campus is a dream come true!
And they will not be disappointed! In 2021, Avengers Campus, a theme park based on the movie franchise opened in Disney California Adventure Park California. The theme park will open in Walt Disney Studios Park Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. It has two attractions along with the Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure. The park also includes attractions from other Marvel movies such as Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Cars Land-Pixar’s Car
Yes, we know that Cars is probably not the best movie franchise of Pixar. But it is definitely the first one to get a theme park in the Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim California. The theme park opened in 2012 and has all the fan-favorite attractions.
Cars Land is a heaven for kids who love the movie and its characters. The theme park has three popular attractions that include Radiator Springs Racers. The guests can go to Cadillac Mountain Range along with a neon light show. The guests can also dine at Flo’s Café or Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel.
Galaxy’s Edge- Star Wars
One of the most immersive adventures and entertainment experiences is Star Wars Galaxy Edge. This theme park is one of its kind and located in Disneyland Resort in California and Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. This theme park is a galaxy far, far away coming to reality.
Star Wars Galaxy Edge creates a completely new planet, Batuu. Guests can explore this planet on their own. They can have a unique adventure where they can fly the Millennium Falcon, take down the First Order, create their own lightsaber, and even try Luke’s favorite Blue Milk.
Jurassic World-Jurassic Park
Another iconic movie of the time, Jurassic Park has always had a theme park in Universal Studios Park. And this iconic movie franchise has a theme park exclusively dedicated to it in Universal Studios Japan.
Jurassic Park in Japan has two of the most popular attractions, namely, the iconic water ride and the Flying Dinosaur. You can find these rides at the two domestic Universal Studio Parks. The latest theme park also includes elements from the new Jurassic Park movies such as raptor training interactions and dinosaur interactions.
Minion Park-Despicable Me/Minions
Illumination saw immense success with its movies franchise Despicable Me. They went forward to create a prequel to this movie franchise, namely, Minions. And guess what! Fans around the world adore the prequel movie too. This has resulted in the Despicable Me theme park in all Universal studios and two Minion parks in Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Beijing respectively.
These theme parks based on the movie franchise allow the fans to interact with these funny, yellow Minions. This theme park has all the major attractions and shopping locations including the Despicable Me Mayhem Ride.
Pandora: The World of Avatar-Avatar
Avatar was one of the highest-grossing movies of all time for as long as 10 years. James Cameron certainly gave one of his best directorial performances. So much so that it caught the attention of Disney that was willing to include the world of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando. They partnered with James Cameron and brought the world of Pandora to life.
Being one of the ambitious projects, Pandora opened in May 2017. The theme park has the most popular attractions such as the floating ridge and Flight of Passage along with dining locations and shopping complexes.
Motiongate Dubai is similar to other popular theme parks such as Universal Studios Park. Motiongate Dubai has theme parks from popular movies from leading production studios such as DreamWorks, Lionsgate, and Columbia Pictures. This is the only park that has Smurfs Village around the world, opened in 2016.
The theme park has taken inspiration from the movie Smurfs and allows the guest to interact with Smurfs and live in their mushroom homes. The theme park also has five major attractions that include a family roller coaster to smaller play areas. They also provide a live, interactive show where guests can talk to their favorite Smurf.
Springfield USA-The Simpsons
If you think of one of the most iconic animated tv shows, The Simpsons come to your mind. And the show certainly deserves a theme park entirely due to its popularity and cult obsession. You can visit The Simpsons at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. The theme park is one of the most beloved tv theme parks located in Springfield.
In this theme park, the guests can interact with their favorite characters and spend some time at the most popular spots. You can buy a donut at Lard Lad Donuts, drink at Moe’s Tavern, and ride the newest addition, KrustyLand.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- The Harry Potter Movie Franchise
If you think about a theme park that completely changed the way theme parklands would work, it is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can find this theme parkland in Universal Studios at three locations, namely, Hollywood, Orlando, and Japan.
The Orlando location is the most interesting of them all as it has two “lands”. The theme park is a dream come true for any Harry Potter fan. The fans can walk on the snowy pathways of Hogsmeade, get a wand selected for you, wander in the halls of Hogwarts and join Harry Potter in his Forbidden Journey ride. The guests can also test their spellcasting abilities.
Toy Story Land-Pixar’s Toy Story
Pixar studios saw immense success in the Toy Story franchise, and it was time that it got a theme parkland of its own. Toy Story theme parkland was opened in 2010 in Walt Disney Park in Paris. Currently, the Toy Story Land can be found in Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
The theme park is different at all locations. However, the guests will certainly feel tiny in front of the larger installation of different characters and attractions. The theme park has unique attractions such as Slinky Dog and RC Racer and more.
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