On March 15, 2023, Katmandu Park Punta Cana, the first theme park in the world, will debut in the Caribbean.
Located in the Dominican Republic, the park boasts “cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind rides and attractions that immerse guests in the company’s original, proprietary property, ‘The Hidden Realms of Katmandu,’ read a news statement.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the opening date for Katmandu Park | Punta Cana, which seamlessly blends first-of-its-kind immersive entertainment and attractions with premium hospitality, for the ultimate escape. We have structured ticketing in a way that offers fans the flexibility to explore the park however works best for their vacation, whether they want to visit once or return every day.”Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond
There are now three different ticket bundle options accessible to customers. Adult and child passes start at $120 each.
A luxurious resort, Falcon’s Resort by Meliá All Suites Punta Cana, will be connected to Katmandu Park, providing a totally immersive “resortainment” experience.
The theme park would have “unique, high-tech experiences” that completely immerse visitors in the original IP of Katmandu. The groundbreaking suspended theater ride Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer promises “an immersive experience unlike ones frequently encountered at other parks” as passengers soar through an epic adventure.
On the exhilarating 4D dark ride Legend of the Desirata, visitors may learn about the history of Katmandu. Challenge of the Mad Mage will be a 4D interactive theatrical attraction that uses cutting-edge technology to rethink the conventional experience that visitors may be used to. As visitors take the lead in their own adventures, EtherQuest, “a next-level interactive walk-through attraction,” will be “action-packed.”
Along with themed dining options, carnival-style games, an outdoor ropes course, indoor climbing walls, and Expedition Golf, a 36-hole miniature golf course built on mountains and inside caverns, the property will also have other amenities. The Wheel of Infinite Wonder, the focus of the park, is a themed carousel featuring figures drawn from The Hidden Realms characters.
Falcon’s Beyond, a top fully integrated worldwide entertainment development business that specializes in IP creation and expansion, created the theme park. Through a smart bracelet, park visitors will also have access to the company’s BeyondME service.
Visitors can create their own BeyondME identity, customize their avatar, collect and spend experience points (also known as XP), level up their status for more advantages, and more. Their real-life park experiences and digital ones, such as mobile gaming and online purchasing, are perfectly combined by the complementing fan loyalty and online game platform.
A developing trend in the theme park industry known as “micro-parks” includes Katmandu Park Punta Cana. Examples include the soon-to-be-built Universal Studios park in Texas and the recently opened Peppa Pig Theme Park in Florida.
Future Katmandu Parks are scheduled to open in Mexico, Tenerife, and the Canary Islands. Mallorca, Spain is home to the original park.