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DC to launch world's first super power fun fair in London to celebrate Shazam!


Story by Jack Foley

THE world’s first super-powered funfair will light up London’s South Bank later this month with the magic of the highly anticipated new DC Super Hero movie SHAZAM!.

The unique fun fair will be open on March 21 and 22, 2019, and will give members of the public the chance to become superheroes when taking on versions of classic funfair games and challenges.

Stars of the film Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World), who plays the superhero Shazam, and Mark Strong (Kingsman, Kick Ass), who plays Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, are scheduled to join director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) and producer Peter Safran (Aquaman, The Conjuring and Annabelle films) to officially open the magical funfair before its two-day public run.

Any budding superheroes will be able to take on challenges between 12pm and 8pm on Thursday (21st) and 10am to 1.30pm on Friday (22nd), but only those deemed to have true potential will be bestowed with a SHAZAM!-style superpower to defy the fiendishly difficult challenges.

Each of the challenges will be centred around different skills embodied by Shazam, which form the acronym of his name: the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury.

Brought to life with illusions and trickery from a team that have worked with some of the biggest global names in magic, fans will discover superpowers they never knew they had, mirroring the adventures of Billy Batson in SHAZAM!

From facing a Wheel of Courage to a weightlifting Stamina test and channelling the Wisdom to predict the future, the funfair will find superpowers in everyone.

The SHAZAM! fun fair will appear on London’s South Bank at Bernie Spain Gardens and will include traditional wooden game huts, a helter skelter, voice-activated photo booth and a prize redemption hut, with a prize guaranteed for all visitors.

The eye-catching attraction will be based on ‘Chilladelphia’, a carnival featured in the new film.

SHAZAM! will be released in UK cinemas on April 5, 2019.

View photos from the launch