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Attraction featuring full-scale Godzilla replica to launch in Japan

JIJI

An interactive attraction featuring a full-scale replica of popular movie monster Godzilla will be launched next summer at a theme park on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, the operator said Thursday.

The Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction at the Nijigen no Mori theme park will give visitors a chance to battle the famed monster. Guests 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. Fees have yet to be determined.

“We want to bring more excitement to Awaji Island” with the new attraction, said Sadamatsu Hiroshige, president of operator Nijigen no Mori Co.

Other attractions at the theme park include one featuring the popular anime series “Crayon Shin-chan.”

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