Hotel Searches For Fictional ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda Surge
Wakanda sounds amazing!
By Marilyn Nelson on March 15, 2018
‘Black Panther’ fans really want to visit Wakanda. The fact that it’s a fictional place hasn’t stopped them from trying.
The Daily Mail is reporting hotel booking sites are seeing a spike in searches for Wananda since the film was released last month. There has been a 620% increase in folks logging in to a page for Wisconsin Wakanda Water Park, according to Hotelscan.com, while Hotels.com reports searches for Wakanda Park are up 55%.
Hotels.com Vice President Isabelle Pinson adds,
“Our hotel portfolio spans more than 200 countries and territories around the world, but not yet Wakanda. We’re looking into it.”
Wakana isn’t the only fictional vacation hot spot popping up in search engines. You can look, but you won’t find Hawkins, Indiana (Stranger Things); Riverdale (Riverdale); San Junipero (Black Mirror) and Fortitude (Fortitude).