'Hunger Games' fan tours begin in Brevard
Brevard — Hunger Games Fan Tours has announced its 2013 tour dates to see the filming locations used in DuPont State Recreational Forest in the hit film "The Hunger Games."
These fan tours were featured last year on NBC Today Show, Entertainment Weekly and SYFY's Hollywood Treasures. Tammy Hopkins co–creator of the Hunger Games Fan Tours said, “We had visitors last year from 42 states and three countries. We are proud of the partnerships that we developed last year with the tours and the economic impact we had on our community. We are looking forward to meeting more film fans in 2013 and sharing the beauty of our area with them.”
Hunger Games Fan Tours offers three types of tours:
Hunger Games Fan Tours - Walking Tours
Dates include: March 30, April 20, June 8, July 6, Aug. 17 & Aug. 31
Guided walking tour of filming locations used in the film The Hunger Games. These are the locations used in DuPont State Recreational Forest (The Arena). Cost is $59 per person and includes: guides for filming locations, exploring waterfalls, Hunger Games lunch, camouflage lesson like Peeta, archery like Katniss and sling shot like Rue. Hiking required. Make reservations atwww.hungergamesfantours.com. Hike begins at Hooker Falls Parking Lot in DuPont State Recreational Forest. Archery and sling shot classes will take place in downtown Brevard.
Hunger Games Fan Tours – Van Shuttle Tours
Dates include: May 25 & May 26
These are the locations used in DuPont State Recreational Forest (The Arena). Cost is $89 per person and includes: guided van shuttle tour of filming locations, permits, Hunger Games lunch, camouflage lesson like Peeta, exploring waterfalls, archery like Katniss and sling shot like Rue. Make reservations at www.hungergamesfantours.com. Meet the HGFT van at the TC Arts Council at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard. Archery and sling shot lessons will take place at the TC Arts Council after the guided tour.
Hunger Games Fan Tours - Weekend Adventure
Dates include: June 21-23 & July 12-14 & Aug. 2-4
Hunger Games Fan Tours Weekend Adventure includes: Three days and two nights lodging and all meals including a themed District 12 Dinner and a Capitol Dinner at Earthshine Discovery Center, shuttle tour of Hunger Games filming locations used in DuPont State Recreational Forest - "The Arena," survival classes, night zip lining and a Hunger Games simulation. Survival classes include: fire building, shelter building, archery, slingshot, and camouflage. The Weekend Adventure begins at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $449 per person all-inclusive. Space is limited - make reservations at www.hungergamesfantours.com.
Leigh Trapp, co-creator of the Hunger Games Fan Tours, who has produced and guided a variety of fan-based experiences based on franchises such as Harry Potter and the Twilight series said, “Fan tours for movies and books have become increasingly popular as readers and viewers alike want the opportunity to experience the world their characters live in first hand, and share in their adventures. These tours give them a great way to see some of the movie locations and share in the experience of participating in Hunger Games themed adventures with other like-minded fans.”
For more information on tours, call Leigh Trapp at 949-610-5570 or Tammy Hopkins at 828-553-7117. You may also email them at email@example.com. To make reservations on any of the tours listed above go towww.hungergamesfantours.com.