Jun 15 2010

Seven Movie Theme Amusement Parks I’d Like to See Open

Published by at 1:00 pm under Editorials,Movies

Potter

I’m sure by now most of you have heard of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.   If you haven’t it’s basically an entire amusement park created by Universal that will give customers a virtual Harry Potter experience.   Personally I think the Harry Potter franchise is perfect for this kind of park.  It’s so creative and the movie easily lends itself to the park transition.

I think the whole key to the movie to theme park thing is having a new world to create.  It’s not so simple to just take a theme and make a roller coaster out of it.  If you’re to create a whole “world” you better have a movie premise that allows you to do so.

Which is why I thought of additional movies that might work in the same manner as the Potter Park.  Check out seven movie theme amusement parks I’d like to see open….

Jurassic Age

Jurassic

Yes there were/are Jurassic Park type things at Universal and all that but I’m talking about a full out park.  I mean technology is good enough so that they could easily build robots that look just like real dinosaurs.  Get some real fear in there and I think we’d have a winner.  Honestly I don’t think it’d be that hard.  How about like a brontosaurus roller coaster or something?  Seriously just take over some island and do the real thing just with robots.

A Neverending Story

Chunk

Go on a ride on the Falcor Express!  Think about how cool it would be to have an entire virtual Fantasia on your hands?

The Matrix Revolution

Matrix

This one has all kinds of possibilities simply because of the computer and electronics factors.  Plus you could have a science wing or something where they teach you how to bend spoons and stuff.  Seriously though, they could easily come up with a genius Matrix park in my opinion.

The Chocolate Factory

Wonka

Would it be so much as to ask for a real chocolate factory?  I mean come on!  I mean if there’s an entire wall in Seattle dedicated to people sticking their old chewed pieces of gum on it I’m sure some Hollywood Execs could pony up the cash to make a virtual world of chocolate delight.  And yes, we would need some Oompa Loompas.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Again, this is something we’ve already seen in parks but an entire park with the Star Wars Theme?  I’m pretty sure it couldn’t fail.  Plus you could have car races and stuff, probably the only redeeming part of the Phantom Menace movie.

Ride on My Star Trek

Star Trek

I don’t possibly see how this could fail.  Each wing of the park could be the name of a ship or planet that’s been featured in a movie or television episode.  You can fight aliens or ride through space.  You can also learn how to talk like William Shatner or kill people like Leonard Nimoy.  Oh, and ray guns.  Come on man.  Ray guns!

Labyrinth 

Labyrinth

Think about how awesome it would be to create a real Labyrinth based on the movie?  Plus you could have David Bowie music all over the place.  It’s a can’t miss!





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9 responses so far

  • DetroitDad

    I’d like to see someone actually make the Island of Sodor for Thomas the Train. My kids are huge fans, and I think it would actually be possible! Especially here in Detroit, we have the old Boblo Island that used to be a theme park. They could buy up the land there and make it into a true Sodor Island with railways, etc.

  • http://www.sparkycomics.com Cam

    i though the only redeemable part of that movie was Darth Maul

  • Ray B.

    Though I haven’t played in a while…and committed to staying away. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is World of Warcraft World someday.

  • Jonathan

    How about a “Lord of the Rings” theme park? You could have Mordor, the land of the Elves, Minis Tirith, all sorts of creatures running around the grounds…maybe “normal” people might not like it, but sci-fi geeks would be in heaven!

  • DarthObsidienne

    You know what I always thought would be really awesome? A Nintendo themed park.

  • Jess

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is part of a larger park, just like Jurassic Park. Both are located in Islands of Adventure @ Universal Studios. It would be awesome if it had its own park, though. I would hold a season pass for sure!

  • drink51

    How about they build the Golden Saucer from Final Fantasy VII?

  • Hazelyn

    I have always wanted a Labyrinth theme park. You hit the nail on the head with that one. Best part is it would be a little too dark for the little ones, so unlike Disney NO SCREAMING INFANTS!

  • Olly

    Just to let you know there is a charlie and the chocolate Factory ride in the UK at Alton Towers ok its not a theme park but its a start.

    I think they should try to build lord of the rings / the hobbit surely better than Harry Potter land.

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