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Six Flags Announces Hunger Games Theme Park ‘The World of Panem’

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We have some very exciting news today, Tributes! Earlier today, Six Flags and Lionsgate announced that ‘The World of Panem,’ a Hunger Games amusement park, is a go! ‘The World of Panem’ will be a a new addition to Six Flags Great Adventure, located in Jackson, NJ. Check out the rest of the press release below!

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) today announced plans for an expansion to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. Six Flags Great Adventure, already the world’s largest theme park, will be making room for a new addition to the park, based off of the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise.

Scheduled to open in June 2016, The World of Panem will allow guests to experience the post-apocalyptic setting of District 12, and the futuristic setting of the Capitol. Guests will be transported from the District 12 area to the Capitol area via monorail. The new area will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in District 12, including the Hall of Justice building in Town Square, and the Avenue of the Tributes in the Capitol, as seen in the books and films. The World of Panem will offer brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around the world.

To bring Panem to life, Six Flags is working very closely with Lionsgate and the production design team from the Hunger Games films.

Planned attractions coming to The World of Panem include ‘District 12 Mine Train’ rollercoaster, ‘Capitol Tours,’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ themselves. Three arenas are to be constructed for the fight-to-the- death styled competitions. Guests wishing to take part in the Games will be required to sign waivers. Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Lionsgate will not be held responsible for any deaths inside the arenas.

Hunger Games themed shops and restaurants will also be included in The World of Panem, including The Mellark Bakery restaurant, and the The Hob gift shop.   

More details on The World of Panem will be released over time.

“We are extremely excited to be introducing the world to Panem at Six Flags Great Adventure. The biggest amusement park just keeps getting bigger and better!” said CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Jim Reid Anderson.

“Bringing the Games to life offers a more immersive experience for the fans of the movies and books. Fans will get to experience the hardships Katniss had to go through while living in Panem,” said Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate Entertainment.

“Our goal is to give fans of ‘The Hunger Games’ the experience of a lifetime. These fans dream about going to Hunger Games universe, and now, thanks to our friends at Six Flags, they can,” said Kate Winn, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products.

I honestly am at a loss for words right now. I don’t know whether to be excited or scared. I think it will be cool to see the architecture or Panem, however it doesn’t feel right to step into such a horrible world. What do you guys think? Make sure to voice your opinion in the comments!

SOURCE:Lionsgate/Six Flags Corporation

UPDATE: April Fools! 🙂

About Grant Gibbs

From New Jersey, Grant enjoys eating food and obsessing over The Hunger Games. Grant also likes going to NYC and the beach in the summer. Unlike everyone else, Grant has no degrees in anything because he hasn't even graduated high school yet... *sigh*
  • HK

    How would Suzanne think about this? Damnit Lionsgate, this franchise’s themes really does not mesh well with an amusement park. Remember the PTSD, the pains, the death, the agony, the dread of your films? Yea, let’s celebrate this by sipping on soda and recreating the horrible hunger games.

    There’s something really morbid and wrong about us enjoying “Katniss’ hardships” and celebrating a dystopian regime.

    • Heeheehee!

      • Hana

        Drat the woman! I was already thinking in my little calculator brain about the capital costs to Lionsgate and Six Flags, wondering how they would structure and finance the deal (joint venture? off-balance sheet subsidiary? secondary stock offering?) The evergreen revenue potential struck me as very appealing, just the sort of thing that stabilizes Disney and Universal’s earnings and makes then less vulnerable to the odd tent-pole flop….Hmmnn, at 17x current earning LGF might be a screaming buy….

        And then….whomp! Reality strikes agaiin;)

  • McKenzie

    April fools?

  • @TangaGames


  • Don Carpenter

    I’m actually relieved. The one in Jersey would have been the absolute worst place to have a cool attraction like this. That place is a dump.

    • angryJeersygirl

      Why? Because we are ‘trashy’ cause the jersey shore? You know what? That is all bull, they a re from NY and Italy!

      • Don Carpenter

        Oh, I know it’s not the shore folk. It’s the people from NY and Philly. I actually love the shore. When I lived in Delaware I used to go to Wildwood and Atlantic City all the time.

        • MIAVAKO

          Dude, I. Only 10, but not dumb. That hurts. My great uncle was from NJ and died like 3 months ago. So next time just think about what ur saying to the whole world of THG

          • Don Carpenter

            I used to live in NJ. It’s a nice place. But Six Flags isn’t the nicest park. That’s all. Don’t be offended. This is all in fun anyway.

    • Thomas

      I get season passes to great adventure almost every year and it is not a dump at all… its has a great atmosphere and amazing rides

  • Erin Poulin

    Haha, this is like the best thing. Bravo, Grant and Luan and everyone else. 🙂

  • Miavako

    HK ur right it would be really intense.. Their building THG arenas! It’s pretty cool but, seriously it would freak all those teenager girls out If they enter the arena. And little kids. I know so many eight year olds and under who love the hunger games. I guess for some people it would be cool but again, it would be really intense. But, what ever. I’m not I charge so yea. I just hope I can visit the world of panel some day. I could try and kick but

  • Louise Mossige

    That poster is really well-made! You had me fooled. Well, for a few seconds at least 🙂

  • Victoria Sciortino

    Please tell me this isn’t a prank..

  • Zakk

    i swear, if this is an april fools joke i’m going to jump off a bridge

  • TeamButtercup

    Wow this legitimately fooled me because I have such low standards when it comes to Hollywood executives. BTW the photo is amazing, kudos to whoever Photoshopped it.

    • Credit and kudos for the park itself goes totally to Grant, and then to Luan for sprucing up the logos to make it look legit! lol

  • Tash

    Heheh – April Fool’s done for another year 🙂 We had so much fun with this one and I hope you all did too!

  • jocelyn ramirez is a bitch

    I wanted it to be reallllll.

  • Lauren

    I was like OMFG YASSSSS and I was like about to demand my mom to take me there and then I watched the damn video -_- god I was so excited thanks a lot jerks