Huayi Brothers Movie World opened July 2018 in Suzhou, China, after six years of construction and at a cost of over $50 million. Like Disneyland or Universal Studios, the sprawling theme park is based around the company’s most popular films, such as the Detective Dee series. The park includes five major themed areas, including a Tang Dynasty palace and a Civil War-era courtyard complex, along with merchandise shops at every corner. One of the highlights is a live action show where the audience can watch how action on the stage is transformed, through multiple cameras and live editing, into a film sequence and projected on an overhead screen.
Founded in 1994 by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei, Huayi Brothers has announced plans to open theme parks combined with production facilities in other cities around China.