Theme Park, Amusement Park and Attractions Industry News


Lionsgate Entertainment World® is excited to announce the re-opening on 24 June of its critically-acclaimed world first “vertical” theme park in Novotown on China’s Hengqin Island near Hong Kong and Macau.  The park features one-of-a-kind immersive attractions based on such motion picture blockbusters as The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga, Now You See Me and more.

The date coincides with China’s popular “Dragon Boat” long holiday weekend celebration from 25-27 June, 2020.

“We’re pleased to welcome our Cast Members and Guests back to Lionsgate Entertainment World and glad we can accommodate the tremendous pent up demand for this type of experience,” said Jenefer Brown, Executive Vice President and Head of Lionsgate Global Live, Interactive and Location-Based Entertainment.

Selena Magill, Executive General Manager, Village Roadshow Theme Parks Asia, said “The health and safety of our Cast Members and theme park guests is paramount. We’ve worked carefully and thoughtfully to implement the highest standard of hygiene measures and protocols to ensure our guests will once again enjoy all of the Lionsgate movie adventures the park brings to life.

With extensive health and safety precautions, under the operation of Village Roadshow Theme Parks Asia we will be able to re-open Lionsgate Entertainment World® at 50 percent of it’s total capacity. All guests will be subject to temperature checks on entry, personal health declaration reviews, all guests and Cast Members will be required to wear face masks at all times, and strict social distancing protocols will apply throughout the park.

Additionally, our parks “one guest one disinfection” policy assures that every VR headset, table, countertop, ride, etc. will be disinfected following every use and cashless/digital payment for tickets, merchandise and food will be implemented.

To help support all heroes in healthcare during this time, Lionsgate Entertainment World® will also be offering complimentary admission to all Healthcare workers who show their official healthcare documentation and identification through December 31, 2020”.


About Lionsgate Entertainment World

Lionsgate Entertainment World, Asia’s first movie themed indoor interactive experience centre, is one of the key attractions in Novotown – an integrated tourism and entertainment project in Hengqin invested by Hong Kong Lai Sun Group. Spanning across 22,000 sqm of premium indoor space, Lionsgate Entertainment World brings to life some of Lionsgate’s most successful film franchises, including The Hunger Games; The Twilight Saga; The Divergent Series; Now You See Me; Escape Plan; and Gods of Egypt, with over 30 interactive and immersive attractions and rich entertainment offerings.

About Lionsgate Location- Based Entertainment

The diversified portfolio of Lionsgate-branded attractions and events that have debuted in the past three years include the Lionsgate Zone of the Motiongate Dubai theme park, the Official Saw Escape Room in Las Vegas, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, the Now You See Me Live touring magic show and La La Land live-to-film global concert tours. Additionally, Lionsgate has multiple live experiences in development and is also adapting several of its acclaimed intellectual properties to the Broadway stage, including the long-running television series Nashville and the film sensation Wonder.


The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content leader whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate film and television properties also support a global network of location-based entertainment and other branded attractions as well as a robust video game business. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a nearly 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global sales and distribution infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.


Part of Village Roadshow Limited, a leading international entertainment & media company, Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) is an international theme park operator with operations in Australia, the United States & China. The company is Australia’s largest theme park operator with Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Australia, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, Village Roadshow Studios, Sea World Resort & Australia’s first Topgolf. In the United States, VRTP is the majority owner & operator of Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas in Nevada. In addition, VRTP opened Wet’n’Wild Haikou 2018 and operates Lionsgate Entertainment World, Asia’s first movie themed vertical theme park centre in Novotown, Hengqin, China.

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