Hunger games theme park coming to Georgia

November 3, 2015, 7:41 AM

Our local paper mentioned today that Lionsgate is attempting to get into the theme park business in Georgia.

Some basic information:

700 acres tract of land in Northern Georgia
$625 Million proposed budget
Includes 2 hotels, retail and a music venue
Hunger Games area already announced
Planned opening Jan. 2019

The plan is for a "totally immersive technology driven theme park".

Here is a web address that discusses further.

business.blog.ajc.com/2015/11/02/avatron-park-to-feature-hunger-games-attractions/

Discuss

Replies (3)

November 3, 2015, 1:48 PM

I wish them luck, but it's going to be tough sledding to get traction in that part of the country. That part of Georgia is really not a "destination", and while it looks like they're not undercutting the amount of money it will take to build and operate (like Hard Rock Park did), but I wonder where that kind of money is coming from. They're also planning on the park to be most indoors, which could be a big mistake in a part of the country that could probably operate almost year round in an outdoor setting - wasted money.

I'll believe it when I see them actually break ground, and I'm not holding my breath.

November 6, 2015, 11:02 AM

November 6, 2015, 11:11 AM

Since this proposed park is only 20 mins from where we live, it certainly caught my interest too. But I am also quite skeptical. As Russell noted, that area is not a "destination" but being near a major interstate (I-75) and close to a new sports mega-complex (Lakepointe), gives it some sort of opportunity to succeed. I looked at details of this proposal and there were alot of "ifs" (investor funding being most critical.

The indoor issue is less of a factor than you would think. One of the biggest complaints about our home park, SFOG is a lack of things to do once the rain starts falling. Rides and coasters shut down and there are only a handful of indoor or sheltered rides. And we certainly get our fair share of Summer thunderstorms as well as Spring and Fall rain days.

In conclusion, I don't see this realistically happening. I have seen many such projects announced here in GA over the years that have never materialized.

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