If you’re a Hunger Games fan, November 20 probably feels like a really long way off. Yet at the same time, too close for comfort. After all, when that final movie bows, it means the film franchise really will be done for good.
On the big screen anyway; we may have already starting binge-watching the older films at home in anticipation.
Thanks to a deal between Lionsgate and Imagine Exhibitions though, the magic will be kept alive at least a while longer. The companies have revealed The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will launch July 1 at Discovery Times Square in New York City, and run straight through until Jan. 3, 2016. If we’re lucky, the exhibit will be so popular that it will eventually also come to Canada.
According to the website, the exhibition will offer interactive content and “one-of-a-kind” experiences to fans who are rabid for more from the world of Panem. It also promises a valuable educational experience for school children and “visitors alike” for the small fee of $22.50 per ticket.
We’re not exactly sure what kinds of exhibits and potential rides that would entail, but we’ve definitely come up with a few dream list ideas of our own:
If we were in charge of designing the ‘Hunger Games’ Exhibition, it would look like this
Buttercup's haunted District 12 TourUm, who wouldn't want a haunted ride through a deserted District 12, with a silent squishy-faced cat leading you? Of course you would.
Virtual train ride through all 13 districts to the capitolObviously lavish snacks and an open bar would be included.
Peta’s Family Bakery Sandwich ShopWhat? We all need to eat somewhere.
Joanna’s Ax-throwing centreAx-throwing is becoming a popular sport; here's the right spot to hone those budding skills.
President Snow’s make your own scent stationThe perfect souvenir to take home to your fellow Hunger Games loving friends.
Tracker Jacker: a high-speed roller coaster rideNow this is something we may ride with our eyes closed. Naturally it comes with "venomous" water spraying down at random intervals.
Effie's makeover stationHey, if you're going to visit Panem, you might as well look the part while you're there.
Haymitch's Happy HourEvery hour is happy hour according to Haymitch; here you can celebrate yours with drinks on fire.
The Room of TributesOf course we need a room for all those book characters that didn’t make the film's final cut.
A bouncy castle CornucopiaDoes this really need an explanation?
Archery ClassesThese aren't just any archery classes; they're archery classes set in a virtual forbidden forest. Naturally.