Appy times for Angry Birds fans
In a true testament to the power of the mobile app, Finland is about to become the second country (behind China) to open an Angry Birds theme park.
Monday 14 May 2012, 01:09PM
And in a testament to the power of copyright infringement, Finland’s park will be the world’s first officially licensed one.
Last September, an unauthorised attraction in China opened allowing visitors to use a giant slingshot to knock pigs off an elaborate structure.
In December, it was announced that Finland would open at least two playgrounds for children based on the game.
The new park will make up part of the existing Särkänniemi Adventure Park, and boast 12 rides, including a roller coaster, a lighthouse and an adventure course, along with themed food areas (possibly serving red birds and green pig meat).
Visitors can also play the game on screens throughout the park, the official opening of which is slated for June 8.
Park manager Miikka Seppälä told Asian Correspondent: “The opening of Angry Birds Land is a really big deal for us. The theme and design of Angry Birds is internationally renowned, so we are delighted to welcome visitors from around the globe to experience the product for themselves.”