March 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM ET
Those Angry Birds are heading into space later this month. And where will they land after that?
Finland, apparently. Not only is it home base for the enraged avians (that’s where its publisher, Rovio, is located, in the city of Espoo to be exact), it's also where Angry Birds Land, an upcoming theme park attraction, will be situated.
According to The Daily Mail, Angry Birds Land is set to be part Särkänniemi Adventure Park in Tampere, and will feature a combination of both traditional theme park rides and interactive installations, all based upon the hit game. It promises to be, according to Miikka Seppälä, the CEO of Särkänniemi, "an interactive entertainment experience where the physical and virtual worlds combine."
The park opens for business on April 28. Until then, sneak peak pictures will be posted on Särkänniemi Adventure Park's Facebook page. But for those who can't wait, simply remember how Angry Birds Land is only the first official attraction of its kind. You still have the unofficial "Angry Birds" amusement park, located in the Huan Province of China.
Matthew Hawkins is an NYC-based game journalist who has also written for EGM, GameSetWatch, Gamasutra, Giant Robot, and numerous others. He also self-publishes his own game culture zine, is part of Attract Mode, and co-hosts The Fangamer Podcast. You can keep tabs on him via Twitter, or his personal home-base, FORT90.com.