Evangelion World Closes At Japanese Theme Park

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If you didn’t visit, you missed your chance. The Evangelion World attraction at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park closed this past Sunday.

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The news was announced via the park’s official Twitter. As Kotaku previously posted, Evangelion World included a bust of a life-sized EVA-01 unit, clocking in at around 30 feet tall. ANN adds that the area also had a one-to-one scale Entry Plug cockpit, life-sized character statues, a small video theater, a museum, and a souvenir shop.

Opening in 2010, Evangelion World cost approximately $1.4 million to build. Livedoor News reports that the closure was sparked by the need to free up space for a new rollercoaster.

The simulator ride Evangelion the Flight, which opened at the theme park last year, however, will remain open.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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coolgameguy
the cool video game guy

Fun park, though it seems to get more depressing the longer you are there. The Shinji-themed hand lotion dispensers in the restrooms were...interesting.