Sony joins entertainment moguls with brand new theme park opening soon

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There’s a brand new theme park almost ready for opening day that will house attractions inspired by some of your favorite movies.

Amid the constant competition to determine which is the best theme park in the world, an unexpected contender is about to take center stage with an all-new theme park filled with attractions inspired by some of the most popular movies like Jumanji, ghostbusters, bad boys, and Hotel Transylvania.

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Columbia Pictures Aquaverse is set to open on October 12, 2022, making it the first theme and water park developed by Sony Group. The project was delayed for about a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now ready to open in Pattaya, Thailand.

Aquaverse Park will house a mix of land-based attractions, water features, themed areas, restaurants and live entertainment. Some of the themed areas are based on popular Sony Group film franchises, including Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, Jumanji, and Surf. Other upcoming areas for this new theme park will be based on Zombieland, cloudy with a chance of meatballs, and The Emoji Movie.

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The opening of Columbia Pictures Aquaverse represents Sony’s first step into the location-based entertainment operations of larger conglomerates like The Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios.

According to Variety, “The Aquaverse Park is the next step in Sony Pictures’ broader global strategy to expand location-based entertainment using its globally recognized film and television brands,” said Jeffrey Godsick, vice president. Executive of Global Partnerships and Brand Management at Sony Pictures Entertainment. and responsible for location-based entertainment.

The first phase of the Columbia Pictures Aquaverse project covers an area of ​​13.8 acres. It is expected to play a vital role in the development of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, making Pattaya even more attractive to tourists. The park is expected to receive one million visitors a year, and if that goal is achieved, park operators aim to develop a second phase that could open in ten years.

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Although this is Sony’s first attempt to develop a comprehensive theme park based on its popular film series, there have been other attempts to bring Jumanji to life through different attractions and even a full themed area currently in development at the Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

World of Jumanji Theme Park
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