The Japanese theme park where you can zip-line into the mouth of a 'life-size' replica of Godzilla

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Japanese theme park unveils Godzilla attraction with a 'life-size' replica of the monster - and visitors can zip-line into its MOUTH

The attraction, which features the top half of Godzilla's body, has been unveiled at Nijigen no Mori theme parkGuests at the park are told they are researchers and must stop the monster by zip-lining into its mouthVisitors can also take on the movie monster in a shooting game to 'destroy Godzilla's cells' 

By Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Published: 17:15 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 17:31 GMT, 28 October 2020

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A 'life-size' replica of movie monster Godzilla has been unveiled at a Japanese theme park, as part of an attraction dedicated to the creature.

And visitors can ride on a thrilling zip line straight into the beast's cavernous, sharp-toothed mouth.

The attraction has been unveiled at Nijigen no Mori theme park on Awaji Island - close to the city of Kobe.

A 'life-size' replica of the movie monster Godzilla, which has been unveiled at the Nijigen no Mori theme park in Japan 

The attraction is named 'Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji' and sees guests being told they are researchers that must stop the creature. They can then zip-line into its enormous spiky-toothed mouth

According to the park, the model is 'life-size', with the bottom half of the body 'buried underground'. In the latest Godzilla movie, the monster is 120 metres long (393ft). 

The actual structure at the park, however, is 55 metres (180ft) long, 25 metres (82ft) wide and 23 metres (75ft) high.

The attraction, which opened earlier this month, is named 'Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji' and sees guests watch a short film, where they are told they are researchers that must stop the creature.

One of the ways they do this is by zip-lining into Godzilla's wide-open mouth - through its spiky teeth.

The structure at the park is 55 metres (180ft) long, 25 metres (82ft) wide and 23 metres (75ft) high 

After landing from the zip-line, visitors can take part in a shooting game to 'destroy Godzilla's scattered cells' 

When back on the ground, visitors can then take part in a shooting game to 'destroy Godzilla's cells'.

The theme park is also home to the world's 'first permanent Godzilla museum', where movie props are on display.

In addition, visitors to the park can dine on Godzilla curry - a black curry, which is made with Awaji Island onions.

A spokesperson for the Pasona Group, the company which operates the theme park, told MailOnline Travel: 'It is the first life-size Godzilla replica in the world.

Godzilla has appeared in over 30 films. The original was released in 1954 and the most recent - Godzilla: King of the Monsters - came out last year

A spokesperson for the Pasona Group, the company which operates Nijigen no Mori theme park, told MailOnline Travel: 'It is the first life-size Godzilla replica in the world'

'This attraction has been very popular and there have been a lot of people around, especially on weekends, since it opened.'

The original Godzilla movie was released in 1954, with the monster portrayed as being 50 metres (164ft) tall.

The Japanese creature has since appeared in more than 30 films - most recently Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019.

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