Falcon’s Beyond, a leading fully integrated global entertainment development company specializing in intellectual property (IP) creation and expansion, has announced that Katmandu Park | Punta Cana, its forthcoming world-class theme park, will officially open to the public on March 15, 2023 with tickets on sale now. The new park in the Dominican Republic features cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind rides and attractions that immerse guests in the company’s original, proprietary franchise, The Hidden Realms of Katmandu.
Katmandu Park | Punta Cana will feature a variety of flexible ticket options, including:
1-use Pass ($120 per Adult and $85 per Child): This pass provides guests with one-time access to all attractions and rides across the park — from Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer to EtherQuest – on any day until the pass is fully used. The pass will remain valid until guests have visited each attraction at the park one time.
VIP Pass ($225 per Adult and $140 per Child): The VIP pass enables guests to experience all park attractions on any day until the pass is fully used. In addition to access to all attractions, guests are treated to an extra 18 holes of Expedition Golf, VIP Parking, a complimentary locker, and a $75 credit to spend in the park.
Katmandu Pass ($120 per Adult and $85 per Child): Guests with the Katmandu Pass can experience all attractions once in one day with transportation from select pick-up areas included.
Guests who purchase advance tickets February 13 through March 15 will receive a complimentary, one-time early access pass, providing a sneak preview of select attractions at the park, prior to its official opening.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to announce the opening date for Katmandu Park | Punta Cana, which seamlessly blends first-of-its-kind immersive entertainment and attractions with premium hospitality, for the ultimate escape. We have structured ticketing in a way that offers fans the flexibility to explore the park however works best for their vacation, whether they want to visit once or return every day,” said Cecil D. Magpuri, CEO of Falcon’s Beyond. “Being at the forefront of experiential innovation is a core value for Falcon’s Beyond and we look forward to providing guests with an experience that helps them create their own adventures in our immersive destinations.”
The first of several new Katmandu Parks planned around the globe, Katmandu Park | Punta Cana is brought to life through immersive storytelling experiences, including four marquee attractions: Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer, a first-ever Suspended Theater attraction where riders soar through an epic adventure; Legend of the Desirata, a thrilling 4D Dark Ride that tells the Katmandu origin story; Challenge of the Mad Mage, an ON!X Theater attraction that reimagines the traditional 4D interactive theater with an impressive array of features seamlessly blended with advanced technology; and EtherQuest, an action-packed interactive walk-through attraction where guests are the main characters of their own adventure. Additional attractions at the park include: Expedition Golf, a 36-hole mini golf course charting over mountains and inside caves; High Point Adventure, an outdoor ropes course experience; The Quadagon, featuring four unique indoor climbing courses for both adults and kids; and the centerpiece of the park’s plaza, the Wheel of Infinite Wonder, a Katmandu-themed carousel with custom figures inspired by creatures and characters from The Hidden Realms. The park offers several themed food and beverage venues, carnival-style games, retail shops and an arcade.
Guests of Katmandu Park | Punta Cana will receive a smart wristband that carries their attraction passes, enables cashless payments and grants them their own unique and virtual identity with BeyondME, a free-to-use fan loyalty and online game platform for all ages. Through it, guests can customize their own BeyondME persona, personalize their avatar, earn and spend experience points as virtual currency called XP, and level up their status for additional benefits. In addition to the real-life experiences inside the park, BeyondME connects to various digital experiences, such as mobile games, Roblox and online shopping, to further earn and redeem XP.
Katmandu Parks will be connected to premier resort destinations, providing consumers a unique “resortainment” hospitality experience that seamlessly blends extraordinary entertainment experiences with premium resort amenities. The first of these new resorts, Falcon’s Resort by Meliá | All Suites Punta Cana, is located just steps away from the park. Following Punta Cana, Falcon’s is expected to expand Katmandu Park to locations across the globe, including: Tenerife, Canary Islands, and Mexico.
The opening of Katmandu Park | Punta Cana follows other recent transformative news from Falcon’s Beyond. Last year, Falcon’s Beyond announced plans to become a publicly listed company on Nasdaq through a definitive merger agreement with FAST Acquisition Corp. II (“FAST II”) (NYSE: FZT), a special purpose acquisition company founded by Doug Jacob and headed by Sandy Beall. Upon the closing of the transaction, the new combined company will be named “Falcon’s Beyond Global, Inc.” and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “FBYD.” More information about the transaction can be found in the Investor Relations section of Falcon’s website.