Axarquia Lord of the Rings park comes under fire

The park reportedly lacks the rights to characters and various commercial elements of the world created in Tolkien's epic novels

LAST UPDATED: 15 Feb, 2015 @ 13:24
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UNDER FIRE: Park organisers
UNDER FIRE: Park organisers

PLANS to build a Lord of the Rings inspired theme park in the Axarquia are in jeopardy.

Opposition IU councillors in Rincon de la Victoria have blasted park organisers and mayor Francisco Salado over copyright violations.

The park reportedly lacks the rights to characters and various commercial elements of the world created in Tolkien’s epic novels.

“We cannot bring a legal scandal on Rincon de la Victoria on the whim of Salado and the government,” said IU councillor Pedro Fernandez.

“In the promotional video that the City has uploaded images are very, very similar to those associated with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

“The typography used is substantially similar to the films. And it could lead to serious problems.”

Salado labelled the 1.7 million planned park as a ‘sign of things to come’ at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair last month.

He said: “The park is set to become one of the most emblematic tourist, scenic and recreational attractions of our town.”

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