Gundam to get its own mini-theme park in Odaiba01 February, 2012 by Chad
Not too long ago, we reported about the Real Grade 1/1 Gundam Project and how it has shifted to Odaiba recently. This week, Bandai revealed their much bigger plans for the life sized Gundam figure with the announcement of the Gundam Front, a small theme park that will open inside of the new DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba come this Spring.
The miniature theme park will take up the 7th and 8th floors of the newly built DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. Incorrectly reported as “Diver City” by all other English news sources, the name of the building is actually a pun on the word “diversity”. As the base of the New Zepp Tokyo concert hall, DiverCity aims to provide a variety of large scale entertainment options to attract youths.
Gundam Front Tokyo will occupy the 7th floor of DiverCity with a 2,050 square meter exhibition area featuring displays from the popular Gundam series. Some highlights include a large dome theater, models from Gunpla’s long history, secret production materials and a special Gundam shop. The 8th floor will house a second Gundam themed cafe after the Akihabara Gundam Cafe and Bar.
Gundam Front will launch together with the official opening of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza on 19th April 2012. Visiting the giant Gundam and cafe will cost nothing. But while there will be free exhibits at the Gundam Front Tokyo, entry to the exhibition hall proper will cost 1,000 yen for adults and 800 yen for those below 13.
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