Beijing Will Get a Jackie Chan Theme Park

The Hong Kong-born action star plans to showcase jewelry and special furniture from his personal collection there

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Jackie Chan waves as he attends the Tokyo International Film Festival Opening Ceremony at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

Beloved action star and stunt man Jackie Chan has a new thrill in mind for Beijing, and it involves the likes of roller coasters, martial arts-themed memorabilia and amusement park kitsch. No, it’s not an action flick about his adventures at Six Flags Great America. It’s a real theme park, called  JC World, set to open in Yizhuang, Beijing.

The Malaysian Times reports that the park will consist of five sections, each distinguished by a different theme, and will exhibit items from the actor’s personal collection including special furniture, antique houses and jewelry. “I want to exhibit all my stuff. They may not all be worth a lot of money, but they may have a story behind them,” Chan told the paper. There’s no word on when the park is slated to open, but admission will be free with some attractions priced individually.

While it’s not entirely clear what will draw his fans to the three-quarter square mile park, Chan also plans to donate some of his 10 restored, historic Chinese sandalwood houses, which he bought in Anhui province during the 1990s. The Kung fu star already donated part of his collection to Singapore University of Technology and Design, sparking criticism from Chinese netizens who felt the relics belonged to China.

While the them park’s launch is up in the air, the comedian and action star has been keeping busy. He’s currently working on the third installment of the action flick series, The Expendables, and is slated to film a new movie with Chinese director Zhang Yimou next year.

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swagger
swagger

it's pathetic that jackie is so vain that he would willingly give himself to the the red chinese government and become a propaganda shill.