Wakanda isn’t real, but these places sound pretty close
The major blockbuster hit of the Hollywood film, Black Panther, has intrigued people all over the world regarding the existence of Wakanda. Thus, a Wakanda Park in Wisconsin was built to satisfy the fans in their desperate search of the hidden kingdom.
Hotels.com noticed a noticeable spike in their Menomonie properties. Travel experts also noticed similar scenario in places that sound similar to Wakanda. Wauconda, Illinois, that is pronounced identically to Wakanda, was up more than 25%. Makanda, also in Illinois, was up over 40%. Wakaya, in Fiji, was up over 235% and Wakkanai in Japan enjoyed more than 55% year on year rise.
Here are some of the best hotels in Wisconsin that are close to Wakanda Park.
Best Western Plus Menomonie Inn and Suites
Just minutes away from the park, guests will totally enjoy the indoor pool and fitness centre of Best Western Plus. The hotel has an impressive 9.2 ratings in guest reviews. Rooms are available at $148 per night.
Hampton Inn and Suites Menomonie – UW Stout
Hampton Inn and Suites is located just off North Broadway Street. The hotel is just a walking distance from the famed park. The hotel facilities may not be as advanced as what the hidden kingdom has, but it does have a free Wi-Fi that is equally awesome. Room rate starts at $143 per night.
Cobblestone Inn & Suites at UW Stout Downtown Menomonie
Cobblestone is one of the best hotels in Menomonie having a 9.8 rating in guest reviews. Here you can eat like a true royalty of Wakanda with the hotel’s inclusive buffet breakfast. The hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the park. Rooms available from $171 per night.
Jessica Chuang, regional marketing director, Greater China, Southeast Asia and India for the Hotels.com brand jokingly said, “Our hotel portfolio spans more than 200 counties and territories around the world but not yet Wakanda. We are looking into it.”