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Japan Theme Park Plans to Open Godzilla Experience in 2020

20 meters (65 feet) high, 25 meters (82 feet) wide and 55 meters (180 feet) long—that is about how big the lizard measures in movies and in real life, and if you’re brave enough, you’ll be excited to face this monster soon.  In 2020, the Nijigen no Mori theme park on Awaji Island will offer its Godzilla-themed experience, making them the first to have placed a permanent full-sized replica of the radioactive lizard.

Nijigen no Mori will call it the Godzilla Interception Operations, and it will surely take travelers on an adventure.  The activities are called missions, which feature a zipline that will allow you to be swallowed by the monster.  But if you prefer less risk and would like to test your aim, there will also be shooting games.  And of course what better way to reward yourself after defeating a monster, than going to a gift shop?

Nijigen no Mori advertises how guests can now get in on a mission to capture Godzilla

The experience’s location is very much intended too.  It will be built in Awaji Island in Osaka.  “The legendary figure of Godzilla was first confirmed at the beginning of the Meiji era when a typhoon hit Awaji Island,” reads a blog post on the theme park’s website. “Godzilla, who appeared with the high waves, roamed the island, causing tremendous damage.”

Godzilla junkies traveling to Japan can also visit Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood to see a replica of Godzilla’s head.  The fire-breathing 12-meter (39-foot) high attraction is located at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, where guests can choose to stay in themed instagrammable rooms.  They also get a view of the lizard head seen on the eighth floor.

Updates of the Godzilla Interception Operations will be regularly posted on the theme park’s twitter account.


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