Film studio Sony has just announced that it is opening its first branded theme park. The studio has partnered with the Thai waterpark company Amazon Falls to create Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse, which will debut new film-themed rides to the world at its location in Thailand this October.
The theme park is a rebranding of the existing Amazon Falls water park, and will feature themed water slides based on famous films like Ghostbusters and Men in Black, go-karts based on Bad Boys for Life, and even a children’s area with Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs-themed rides.
Sony’s EVP of global partnerships and brand management, Jeffrey Godsick, said, “We are delighted to be teaming up with Liakat Dhanji and Amazon Falls on launching Sony Pictures’ first theme and water park and are inspired by his vision of creating an immersive entertainment destination for Thailand...Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse is the next step in Sony Pictures’ larger global strategy to grow and expand location-based entertainment by utilizing its strong global film and TV brands. We are creating opportunities for all audiences around the world to immerse themselves deeper into our stories through water parks, touring exhibitions and theme park attractions.”
From Godsick’s comments, it looks like Columbia Pictures’ Aquaverse could become the first of many theme parks based on Sony film properties. Universal Studios and Disney already make millions each year from their multiple theme parks.
Would you be excited to ride a Ghostbusters waterslide? Do you hope Sony will open a theme park in the US?
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