Real-Size Godzilla Attraction to Be Launched in Japan

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 31 (Jiji Press)--An interactive attraction featuring a real-size replica of popular Japanese movie monster Godzilla will be launched next summer at a theme park on Awaji Island in the western Japan prefecture of Hyogo, the operator said Thursday.

The Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction at the Nijigen'nomori theme park will let visitors fight with the monster.

Visitors will be able to go on various missions, including entering the partly-buried body of Godzilla through a gigantic fang-filled mouth.

Visitors can travel through the creature's body, 55 meters long and 20 meters high, on a zip wire, or shoot at the body from outside with toy guns. The fee has yet to be decided.

"We want to bring more excitement to Awaji Island" with the new attraction, said Sadamatsu Hiroshige, president of Nijigen'nomori Co., the operator.

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