Angry Birds are coming to town with the opening of the Angry Birds Activity Park here in May next year. The first Angry Birds Activity Park to open in South-East Asia, the 26,000 sq ft indoor theme park will be located at Komtar JBCC in downtown Johor Baru.
“Our goal is to delight the fans, both adults and children and create an exciting experience for the whole family”, said the Finland-based Rovio Entertainment Ltd chief operations officer Harri Koponen. He said this after the signing ceremony between Johor Corp’s subsidiary Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd presented by its executive director Yusaini Sidek yesterday.
Witnessing the event were JCorp president and chief executive officer Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim and Rovio Asia senior-vice president Henri Holm.
Under the 10-year licensing agreement between both parties, Damansara Asset has been given the rights to feature Angry Birds characters at the indoor theme park. Koponen said other components in the indoor theme park would include activity area, retail shop, restaurant and party room.
He said the company’s decision to set up a park in Johor Baru was largely prompted by the exciting developments to take place in around the city under its transformation plan. “Many countries in the region has approached us, asking us to set up the indoor theme park but we decided to come to Johor Baru”, added Koponen.