Expected to open early 2023, the Caribbean theme park will feature immersive entertainment, rides and attractions based on the characters of the company’s original “Katmandu” franchise.

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October 14, 2022

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Katmandu Park entranceFalcon’s Beyond

Falcon’s Beyond has announced the details of its forthcoming theme park, “Katmandu Park | Punta Cana.” Scheduled to open in early 2023 in the Dominican Republic, it will feature cutting-edge rides and attractions that immerse guests in the company’s original, proprietary franchise, “The Hidden Realms of Katmandu.”

Conceived and built by Falcon’s Beyond, “Katmandu Park | Punta Cana” will be brought to life through immersive storytelling experiences, including four marquee attractions and the use of several proprietary technologies. As part of one overarching, episodic “Katmandu” storyline, the major rides stand alone while living within the “Katmandu” franchise. Falcon’s Beyond carefully matched the attraction systems to the chapters in the “Katmandu” storyline in a way that best immerses guests in the unfolding adventure, while allowing them to enjoy each as an independent experience.

“’Katmandu Park | Punta Cana’ will deliver an unprecedented theme park experience based on the popular characters of our very own Katmandu fantastical universe,” says Cecil D. Magpuri, chief executive officer, Falcon’s Beyond. “Through innovative rides and attractions that deliver unmatched and immersive storytelling, guests will truly lose themselves in the ‘Hidden Realms of Katmandu.’ Combined with other day and night entertainment, dining and shopping, Katmandu Park will offer an extraordinary experience for families and theme park lovers in the premier resort location of Punta Cana.”

Related:Falcon’s Beyond, Epic Story Team for Katmandu

Earlier this year, License Global reported how Falcon’s Beyond & Epic Story Media had partnered to bring to life Falcon’s proprietary Katmandu IP across the transmedia spectrum. Epic Storyworlds has also recently announced the launch of Freeground, an online experience studio focused on fan engagement through “Roblox” which will feature an entertainment destination including a theme park and games based on the “Katmandu” IP.

“Katmandu Park | Punta Cana’s” signature attractions will include Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer, the park’s first-ever suspended theater attraction, Challenge of the Mad Mage, a reimaging of the traditional 4D interactive theater with an impressive array of features, Legend of the Desirata, an immersive experience that tells the Katmandu origin story and empowers guests to feel the thrill of adventure through movement, and EtherQuest, an interactive walk-through attraction.

Katmandu Park | Punta Cana guests will each receive a smart wristband that carries their attraction passes, enables cashless payments and grants them their own unique and virtual identity with BeyondME, a new, free-to-use fan loyalty and online game platform for all ages. BeyondME encourages players to gain experience points as virtual currency, called XP, by participating in a variety of real-world experiences across Falcon’s properties and virtual experiences within the BeyondME web app.

Related:Epic Storyworlds Launches Dedicated 'Roblox' Game Development Studio, ‘Freeground’

Following Punta Cana, Falcon’s is expected to open Katmandu Parks in locations across the globe, including Tenerife, Canary Islands, scheduled to open in 2024; Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, scheduled to open in 2025; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with an opening date to be announced.

The Punta Cana park expands upon the original Katmandu Park that opened in Mallorca, Spain in 2012.

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