Delivering New Entertainment Offerings in Hengqin International Leisure Tourism Island, and Fostering Economic Diversification in Macau
Lionsgate’s first movie-themed multi-sensory interactive center in the world features six Hollywood blockbuster franchises like The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and The Divergent Series as the story backgrounds of the attractions, delivering an innovative, immersive and diversified entertainment experience truly unique in the Greater Bay Area.
Hong Kong, 31 July 2019 - Lionsgate Entertainment World, Lionsgate’s first movie-themed multi-sensory interactive center in the world, celebrated its grand opening today. In addition to delivering innovative and state-of-the-art entertainment, the center offers a highly immersive and diversified experience, via themed dining outlets, merchandise, as well as a wide array of interactive games.
“With the announcement of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Hengqin International Leisure Tourism Island Construction Scheme, Hengqin has embraced an unprecedented opportunity in leisure and tourism development,” said Chuan Yang, Director of Hengqin New District Administration. “The launch of Lionsgate Entertainment World not only plays a key role in strengthening Hengqin’s leisure and tourism industry, but it also enhances the development of tourism within Zhuhai and the Greater Bay Area.”
(Chuan Yang, Director of Hengqin New District Administration)
Featuring six blockbuster franchises by Lionsgate, including The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga, The Divergent Series, Now You See Me, Escape Plan and Gods of Egypt as the background story to the attractions.
“Lionsgate Entertainment World® is a multifaceted destination that engages guests through story-telling and cutting edge technology, enabling them to fully immerse themselves in an interactive environment and experience based on the movies.” said Selena Magill, General Manager of Lionsgate Entertainment World. “We are proud to finally present the new dream to guests from scratch, and set our mind to create joy and lifelong memories for our guests. Our leadership team are also committed to provide a fun, supportive and growing career platform for talents in the region, and make our utmost contribution to the tourism infrastructure development of Hengqin and Zhuhai.”
Lionsgate Entertainment World is situated in Novotown, an integrated tourism and entertainment project in Hengqin by Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group. Spanning across 22,000sqm of premium indoor space,Lionsgate Entertainment World® provides over 30 interactive and immersive attractions..
“Following the remarkable launch of Lionsgate Entertainment World, an exciting array of entertainment and lifestyle offerings will soon go live in Novotown. We look forward to bringing a more diversified entertainment experience to guests at Hengqin, and are committed to creating a boom in the entertainment and tourism industries here on this international leisure tourism island,” said Larry Leung, Managing Director of Novotown.
(Officiating guests attended the grand opening ceremony of Lionsgate Entertainment World. From the left: Selena Magill, General Manager of Lionsgate Entertainment World; Clark Kirby, Chairman of Village Roadshow; Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate Studio; John Tse, CEO of Hengqin Novotown by Hong Kong Lai Sun Group; Chuan Yang, Director of Hengqin New District Administration; Yisheng Yao, Mayor of Zhuhai; Duan Lian Huang, Deputy Director of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Guangdong Province; Caiwu Guo, Head of The United Front Work Department of CPC Zhuhai Committee; Larry Leung, Managing Director of Hengqin Novotown by Hong Kong Lai Sun Group; Jennifer Brown, Senior Vice President of Lionsgate Studio; Alistair Bennallack, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Park Ltd.; Ronald Wu, Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents)
(Lionsgate Entertainment World welcomed its first guests on the opening day.)
Four attractions integrating top-notch technology
By incorporating advanced entertainment technology into its facilities, Lionsgate Entertainment World® has delivered four innovative attractions that deliver a first-of-its-kind experience.
The Twilight Saga - Bella’s Journey
A dark ride journey paired with a HD display that integrates various special effects.
Guests will follow Bella’s steps and venture deep into the woods to experience the trials and triumphs of the forbidden love. With special effects designed by Oscar-winning company Framestore, guests will be able to relive the thrilling Twilight love story.
The Twilight Saga - Midnight Ride
Exquisite hardware coupled with patented state-of-art technology and big data analytics
Patented for its technology, The Twilight Saga - Midnight Ride is the world’s first multiplayer interactive hyper-reality VR simulator experience. Inspired by the conflict between werewolves and vampires, the ride will transport guests to the town of Forks, where they will join the werewolves in a daring chase after the vampires through the woods.
Every motorcycle is real and has been modified to allow guests to experience a realistic journey where they are in control. They will feel the wind, vibrations and turns as they take control.
Hunger Games - Mockingjay Flight Rebel Escape
A unique motion-based cabin simulator that offers two riding experiences in the same cabin.
Upon stepping into the cabin, guests will break through the underground world beneath the Capitol, evading dangers as they finally escape the city. Equipped with a multi-media motion-based system, the simulator offers six directions of movement and vibrations on a platform 4.5 meters above the ground.
Gods of Egypt - Battle for Eternity
Indoor purpose-built VR roller coaster
Soar like a god on this high-speed, VR roller coaster adventure through Ancient Egypt. As an epic battle wages between good and evil, it’s time to prove your valor, strength and devotion. It’s time to fight alongside the Gods of Egypt!
Comprehensive and highly-immersive experiences
Lionsgate Entertainment World recreates signature F&B venues from the movies, with carefully designed interiors and delicacies.
The opulent Capitol Club in the Capitol provides a fine-dining experience in an elegant setting. Guests will be able to savor more than 31 dishes of Chinese, Western and Southeast Asian flavors.
The Oculus Lounge found in the streets of Macau, is another specialty venue. The mystic lounge offers beverages full of magical surprises.
Shops and merchandise
The retail within Lionsgate Entertainment World has been exquisitely designed to recreate the scenes from the movies.
In Now You See Me 2, Jay Chou played the role of the successor at the century-old Iong’s Magic Shop, and Lionsgate Entertainment World brings this amazing shop to life. Inside, guests can purchase various magic props and try their hands at some magic.
At The Capitol, guests can immerse themselves into the World of The Hunger Games by visiting Capitol Couture, where they will go through a makeover with decadent costumes and immaculate makeup.
At the Lionsgate Studio Store, guests can treat themselves or purchase a gift from all 6 franchises.
To enhance the theatrical atmosphere and entertainment experience, Lionsgate Entertainment World features live performances at the Atrium and throughout the park, surprising guests anytime, anywhere!
Guests can watch the Hunger Games-inspired Capitol Fashion Show at the Atrium; enjoy exotic Egyptian performances at the Egyptian Marketplace and get up close with the roaming magicians hidden throughout the Macau Night Markets.
Diversified experiences to suit every need
Lionsgate Entertainment World offers more than just amusement rides, throughout the park guests will find a number of exciting experiences including.
Fear challenges apart from amusement rides
Covering an area of 570 square meters, The Chasm Challenge Course is a massive indoor climbing course with 48 check points designed to put one’s physical limit, courage and skills to the test.
The Fear Simulator draws its inspiration from the Dauntless training depicted in the movies. Guests will put on VR equipment before walking into a dark maze. During this test, they will have to face their fears in the VR world, and attempt to escape as quickly as possible using the clues provided.
Massive interactive video gameplays
In addition to amusement rides and challenges, guests can compete in various interactive games throughout the park.
Located in the Dauntless Pit Combat Arena, is a massive motion detection game that allows guests to practice unarmed combat whilst following the beat.
Guests can compete with their friends in various motion games located throughout the park, including Precision Test in the Dauntless Pit and Bek's Treasure Run in the Kingdom of Egypt.
Guests can create their own glamorous look at Capitol Couture within The Capitol, or choose their own tattoo from Dauntless Ink.
Three classic photo taking points to preserve precious memories
For guests who love to capture memories, Lionsgate Entertainment World offers plenty of opportunities, including the Macau Night Markets which brings the fabulous streets of Macau to Hengqin, The Egyptian Marketplace and the Gazebo from The Twilight Saga.
Guests can purchase their tickets online at (https://www.lewhengqin.com/). The off-season and peak-season price of a standard 1 day ticket are RMB250 and RMB280 respectively, while guests with height between 1 to 1.4m can enjoy a special price of RMB175 (off season) or RMB195 (peak season). With just one ticket, guests can try out various rides and entertainment experiences in Lionsgate Entertainment World, and fulfil their dreams of living a life in their favorite movies.