HBO Plans to Turn Northern Ireland Into “Game of Thrones” Theme Park
The settings will be open to tourists in 2019.
They’re looking to turn Kings Landing into Disney World.
HBO has a solution for Game of Thrones fans who are not ready to let go of the award-winning series when it ends after the upcoming season: Transforming Northern Ireland locations of the hit fantasy series into Game of Thrones tourist sites.
Maxim writes that places like Castle Ward in County Down and the old quarry that doubles as the set for Magheramorne will be available for fans to visit starting in 2019. HBO is also set to turn locations including Winterfell, Castle Black and Kings Landing into attractions as well. They are also planning a tour at Linen Mill Studios, where much of the show is filmed.
HBO is keeping Game of Thrones sets for Winterfell etc. intact in Northern Ireland as a tourist attraction https://t.co/jWVFcFQO7Z how cool is that. I’d love to visit Winterfell!
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYangVFA) September 25, 2018
“HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the Game of Thrones creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person,” said Jeff Peters, HBO’s VP Licensing and Retail in a statement. “We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with Game of Thrones fans from around the world. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these legacy projects.”
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