Well, The World Of Warcraft/StarCraft Theme Park Actually Opened

Joyland, a theme park in China built with massive (if unlicensed) tributes to the video games of Blizzard Entertainment, has actually opened its doors. People are going on the rides. And taking photos.

In true Oh China fashion, the StarCraft section has been renamed Universe of Starship, while the World of Warcraft sections are even better, having been christened Terrain of Magic.

Website Shanghaiist paid Joyland a visit and blogged all about it, noting that while some parts of the park were actually quite impressive, it seems to have been shoddily built, as despite having only been open for a few weeks already there was "general decay" and "cracks in paint and rust on handrails".

There's a few pics above, but plenty more (including a full site report) at the link below.

World Joyland: The Warcraft/Starcraft-themed amusement park [Shanghaiist, via TIME]


    Wow what else are they ripping off now? (aka Team Fortress and now this)

    Wonder how many pylons it takes to power the place...

      i'd be more worried about working there, it's been quiet for hours, and all of a sudden, an Arbiter appears overheard, and 1000 tourists pop into the park.

        Except they're cloaked, so we still can't see them.

    I can't wait for the games based off the theme park!

      You're thinking in the wrong direction. Movies are where it's at, we could finally get the Universe of Starship movie everyone wants to see!

    Apparently attendances were a bit low, so they just warped in additional pylons and everything was fine.

    Am I seeing dual Gold Nazi-Lich Kings?

    The axe in the Terrain of Magic poster is from Everquest and the ship in the Universe of Starship Poster is from Starship Troopers. Seriously go to google images and type in Everquest Berserker Epic 2.0 or Starship Troopers Spaceship. Makes me wonder what else they rip off

    lol, they have really put some effort into their blatant plagiarism.


    Universe of Starship?


    I'll tell you the problem with the theme park that you're making here: it didn't require any discipline to create it.

    You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you even knew what you had you patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you're selling it.

      I see what you did there.

      Clever girl.

    Dear Blizzard, you should truly make a Theme-park, Huge sections for all three game worlds.

    Personally would spend time in the Tristram pub.

      I went to Tristram Pub once and all i got was a lousy t-shirt and chased by an angry super strong cow.

    The 'WoW' themed section seems less influenced by WoW and more some KIRF-y Three Kingdoms shit.

    And the Starcraft one has the Roger Young from the Starship Troopers movie.

    And the double gold Arthas statues like the Argonath from LOTR is the cherry on top.


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