Counterfeit World of Warcraft Theme Park!?

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photograph of world of warcraft themed park in china

Wait, wut? A counterfeit WoW theme park opened in China 18 months ago?! How am I only hearing about this now!? OMG! 😛

Here’s a blurb from The Consumerist:

The Chinese may have been the first to invent gunpowder and delicious pork-filled fried dumplings, but they have not caught up to the rest of the world when it comes to respecting intellectual property rights. Case in point, the recent opening of an entire themepark dedicated to World of Warcraft and Starcraft, two of the most popular online games in the world, in the Changzhou, Jiangsu province. It’s a sprawling $30 million megaplex spanning 600,000 square meters that aspires to compete with Disney and Universal Studios as a global theme park destination. And it’s a total knockoff. They didn’t pay Blizzard, the company behind those two games, a dime.

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photograph of world of warcraft themed park in china

photograph of world of warcraft themed park in china

photograph of world of warcraft themed park in china

photograph of world of warcraft themed park in china

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3 Responses to “Counterfeit World of Warcraft Theme Park!?”

  1. Eva
    2013/01/14 at 13:47 #

    My friend showed me this the other day! It’s intense. :O

    • Vaneeesa Blaylock
      2013/01/14 at 14:01 #

      Hey Eva! Crazy, isn’t it? I guess it’s been open for a year-and-a-half already, but I just heard about it.

      Happy 2013 BTW!! How’s things going?

  2. Yordie Sands
    2013/01/14 at 14:51 #

    WOW! Amazing!