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While speaking about her latest film Austenland which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer touched on the possibilities of a Twilight theme park.

The conversation sprung up because Austenland, as the title suggests, takes place in a Jane Austen theme park after being inspired by Pride & Prejudice. MTV asked what a “Twilightland” would look like.

“I cannot comprehend why you would do that,” Meyer said matter of fact-ly. “How could you create that? It would be so boring. Would you have to go to high school for that? Ugh. Sounds awful. I don’t want to go back to high school.”

Added Meyer, “What would the ride be? We don’t have rides [in the Twilight books or films]. I guess you could have a mechanical vampire that you could ride piggy back. I think that’d be a liability issue though.”

Talk of a Twilight theme park is a legitimate one, given other film franchises getting the ride-and-shop treatment. Harry Potter‘s The Wizarding World at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the most recent runaway hit, and now there’s talk of a Hobbit and/or Lord of the Rings park being under development by Universal and the Tolkien family.

Austenland, produced by Stephenie Meyer and written by Shannon Hale, is expected to open sometime in 2013.

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    Why is this even a thought?

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      Because she was promoting Austenland, a film she’s producing which takes place in a theme park.

      • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

        I get that part, but just anyone imagining a Twilight theme park . . . it shouldn’t exist. lol

  • http://twitter.com/sahina91 Sahina91


  • Alcyone

    At least she knows how dumb it would be!

    • Polppa

      If onle she knew how boring the books and the films would be… If only…

      • Polppa

        So, I misspelled “Only”. Typed on google “onle” to see if there is anything about that. Third thread: Viagra… Well done Polppa, well done…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    ya think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

    Let’s just talk about this for a minute because it’s actually quite funny.

    Areas of the Park: Forks and Surroundings, Honeymoon Island and Volterra.

    Rides: Volterra Adventure (a 4D kind of thing, with water and people in cloaks) + something baseball related (maybe a ride where you have to compete and shoot stuff) + something at the honeymoon island (maybe just a walking tour of sorts where you can admire in awe the underwear Edward and Bella left around the place).
    Places to eat: Diner + weird uncooked chicken at Honeymoon Island + italian food at Volterra (which is never a bad idea).

    Also, for expansions, they could have up their sleeves a super bloody birth scene ride. And on top, naturally, they would be Cullens look-alikes walking around and taking pics with you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

      oh and of course a drink that looks exactly blood but really is like cranberry juice or something

  • PotionWillow207

    I’m sorry, but just because ACTION films (as opposed to love stories) have made successful theme parks does not make a discussion about a Twilight theme park “legitimate.” It is not a possibility, clearly Stephenie thinks it’s ridiculous and this is just a pathetic interview attempt by some idiotic reporter who can’t think of good questions for Stephenie so they drag in Twilight because it’s the only thing they can think of.

  • Me

    The only Twilightland I would support would be something involved with Zelda…

    • Hannah

      Or ponies, I would support a Twilight Sparkle land, although Discord world would probably be more fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai


  • Divya

    If talk of a ‘Twilight’ theme park is a legitimate one, the only reason for that would be MONEY. I just can’t see how it’s going to work out.

  • evelyin

    You will still be part of twilight?

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