World of Warcraft Inspired Theme Park Opens in China
Reported on Shanghaiist, a World of Warcraft and Starcraft inspired amusement park has opened in China. World Joyland located in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province draws much of its inspiration and design from the Blizzard titles, blurring the fine line between fantasy and reality. People who think life should be more like Starcraft or World of Warcraft will feel right at home here.
Costing 200 million yuan to build (approximately $30 million USD), the theme park spans a whopping 600,000 square metres. World Joyland houses bucket loads of things to see and do from amusement rides to visual displays. There is even facilities set up on-site for E-Sports competitions. It is truly the ultimate wet dream for gaming junkies.
What makes World Joyland something remarkable is the park was completely developed without the rights of Blizzard, which explains trademarks being completely absent. There are some striking similarities to WoW and Starcraft, but I guess that is open to interpretation on what aspects are infringing on copyrights.
Either way, World Joyland looks like a must-see place to vist next time you’re in Changzhou, China.
Check out the images and promotional trailer below of World Joyland. My personal favourite is the Protoss Zealot inspired sign.
* Images have been sourced from Shanghaiist