Jackie Chan's Theme Park Sure Sounds Sappy

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You'd think if an action star like Jackie Chan opened a theme park, it would be an exciting, rock'em sock'em experience. Well, then you'd be wrong.


According to The Malaysian Times (via USA Today), Jackie Chan plans to build a theme park in Beijing called JC World. The two square kilometer park will house personal items from Chan's collection, including furniture and jewelry.

The park will have five different paths, each with different themes and "cultural experiences." Chan is donating antique Chinese buildings he had restored, which actually does sound interesting.

Entrance will be free, but some sections of the park will require paid admission. "Sixty percent of the park will be free, forty percent will be ticketed," said Chan, "with the money used to maintain the antique buildings."

"I was very poor when I was a child, so when I had money later on, I bought all sorts of things and went around the world collecting them," said Chan. "I want to exhibit all my stuff. They may not all be worth a lot of money, but they may have a story behind them."

So... Jackie Chan's sentimental crap? That's fine if it's the free part!

Jackie Chan to build new theme park in Beijing [The Malaysian Times via USA Today via Global Times via Beijing Cream]


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