You might have fond memories of winning triumphantly at a game of Monopoly. Or, you might remember rage-quitting, and flipping the table in anger. Whether you had some great bonding moments, or heated arguments with your family, this board game is a staple of every household and game night. Get ready to experience Monopoly like never before, because a massive Monopoly theme park is coming to Melbourne Central. The Monopoly Dreams theme park will be the second in the world, after Hong Kong, and double the size. This immersive experience will open on Saturday October 21. Tickets are on sale now.
This exciting attraction was set to open late last year, but alas, Mr. Monopoly wanted only the best design and materials for Melbourne, leading to a slight delay in opening.
“We are excited to be able to officially give Aussies an opening day for the most anticipated attraction of 2023,” said Mark Connolly, General Manager of Monopoly Dreams Melbourne. The team have sourced the best materials locally and internationally, and are now in the final stages of construction.
Monopoly Dreams will be Australia’s first immersive Monopoly-themed attraction, and will stretch out over 1700 square metres on the ground level in Melbourne Central. Modelled after the original in Hong Kong, this exciting destination will be divided into two sections.
Mr. Monopoly’s Mansion
Ascend an elevator into the penthouse of Monopoly Mansion, and explore the home of the world’s richest man. Find unique tokens inside Mr. Monopoly’s personal gallery, check out his study, and discover a precious diamond located deep inside a vault. While you’re there, why don’t you help Mr. Monopoly test out his security system, and put your reflexes and agility to the test?
Pass Go and take a tour of Monopoly City. Grab as much money from the Bank as you can, and take a mugshot inside a recreation of the iconic Jail. If you’d rather earn some money, help fix the broken pipes at Water Works, or generate energy on a bike at the Electric Company. Marvel at Mr. Monopoly’s golden helicopter, and create your own customised Title Deed. Then, take a Chance and try some interactive games.
Enjoy a multi-sensory experience at the Monopoly 4DX Cinema. Join Mr. Monopoly and his dog Scottie as they go on an adventure around some iconic Melbourne attractions. There will be 3D glasses, of course, as well as motion-enabled chairs, water, wind, fog, scent and more.
Grab a bite to eat at the themed café after a day at Monopoly Dreams. Then, use your earned Monopoly money to make purchases and find exclusive merchandise in the retail store.
If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion, the theme park also has eight party and games rooms available for bookings.
This immersive experience is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $49.50 for adults and $38.50 for children aged between 3 and 15. Kids 2 and under are free!