If you love Monopoly, you’re going to want to book a flight to Hong Kong ASAP as the city is launching Monopoly Dreams, the world’s first attraction based on the board game that will allow you to play and be part of the game in real life.
Scroll down to learn more about the attraction and see photos of the awesome things it offers.
- It’s 20,000 square feet of Monopoly goodness. Visitors to the attraction will apparently enter through Mr. Monopoly’s secret home, where they’ll get to see giant versions of classic playing pieces like the car. Plus, you’ll “pass go” by going through a neon tunnel, coming out in Monopoly town on the other side!
- There are all the classic themed zones you’d expect from Monopoly. Once you get into town, you’ll be able to see Jail, Electric Company, Water Works, and more, with many of the zones offering loads of interactive fun for visitors. For instance, The Bank allows you to catch Monopoly vouchers which can then be used at the gift shop or cafe, while Train Station shows a 4D movie about Mr. Monopoly and his dog.
- You really want to get to the Fortune Board. There, you can spin a wheel to win cool Monopoly prizes, from vouchers for free food to business class plane tickets! There’s one major prize that everyone will be trying to win, however: a 1 kg (2.2 lbs) pure gold token. Only one of these exists, so your chances of winning are pretty slim, but it’s still worth a spin!
- It was a challenge to bring such an iconic game to life. “The biggest challenge is how to bring a 2-D game alive into an immersive experience,” Monopoly Dreams chief operating officer Gary Chan told CNN Travel. “As it’s a well-loved game, we don’t want visitors to come in to see and expect what they already know. We hope the attraction can transform familiar elements into refreshing interactive experiences.”
- Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Hong Kong. The creators of Monopoly Dreams are already working on another version in Melbourne, Australia, so there’s always that to look forward to. Plus, if they do well enough, you never know – they might just come over to the US too!