Life-Sized Godzilla Theme Park Attraction Stomps Its Way to Japan in Summer 2020

03.November.2019 | MOVIE / SPOT

This year is a towering year for Godzilla, marking 65 years since the first Godzilla film was first released in 1954. The third-ever Hollywood studio adaptation from the franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, was released on May 31 this year. A new film from Hollywood, entitled Godzilla vs. Kong, will be released on March 13, 2020.

Nijigen no Mori, a theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, has announced that a new Godzilla-themed attraction entitled “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji ~National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster~” will open at the park in summer 2020.

Zip Line

Shooing Game

The new attraction imagines Godzilla landing on Awaji Island, ready to display his immense size and power to the people living there. Those brave enough to go head-to-head with the giant monster can look forward to a variety of missions, including zooming along a zip line straight through a detailed recreation of Godzilla’s insides, a shooting game, and more.

 

There will also be official and exclusive themed merchandise and food too. If you’re looking for a real Godzilla experience when visiting Japan, then look no further (and try not to get eaten!)

 

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