Tampere, Finland is now the happy home of the Angry Birds Theme Park.
For a game that started life being downloaded by thousands straight to their mobile phones for just 59p, the game and brand have become a worldwide phenomenon.
With a Facebook, Android, Apple and phone version, with numerous levels and settings, the game has now been downloaded and played by thousands all over the world. The Rovio Entertainment staff signed over copyright to the Finnish Särkänniemi Adventure Park after they considered how well the highly addictive game could work as a theme park. This follows an unlicensed Angry Birds theme park project in China last year.
Särkänniemi also features a children’s zoo, tower and museum, but was in desperate need of a modern revamp, and what better way than with Angry Birds. And as if Rovio Entertainment needed any help, sales are thought to have rocketed even more.
The theme park is designed for young children and families (which is an odd target audience considering how large a variety of people play the original game). It also has games, places to buy food, twelve rides and an adventure course.