The park and the bridge is located across delta steel company (DSC).
Those are not the images of the park. Please visit www.deltaresortparks.com to get up to date information on the park and get a truth picture because this will help you a lot.
Sarner UK are not the Master Planners or the designers of the park. Those are the conception images Sarner Uk generated during the concept stage.
Can someone point out the exact location of the theme park on the map below? Where is the bridge and the Sarner sign I can see on the photos?
Delta Leisure Resort renderings
The three theme renderings Giwreh talks about:
WOW! I have nothing else to add to these comments; it will appear that the commentators here are even more delusional than anticipated.
Like they always say, football spectators are always the best players, until you throw them on the pitch!
It has been proven here that the common sense is not so common after all!
Thank you for your detailed opinion Giwreh, this opened my eyes about theme park developments in general quite a bit!!
There is very often a combination of partly fraudulent and completely unexperienced actions connected with starting to establish theme parks, that cannot be established, given a decent feasibility study.
The risk already exists in the USA and Europe, so, this risk raises to exponential levels in Africa. In USA and Europe, MOST theme park dreams (including quite some master planning and expensive renderings) never take off, because they at least STOP before a massive amount of money is poured in the swamps.
If this project never will take off really, probably massive land clearing, and soon abandoned roads, will have been build. Of course, in 2015, the local government can still decide to sell the land in parcels, for industrial and residential "opportunities"...
Key question is not "who will be the investor for the park" !?
First Key question is: can you build a park, following that masterplan, for the said $ 250 M ?? My answer is a clear NO, it's absolutely impossible within that budget. A fraction of the master plan: yes. A totally degraded real-reality version of the too spendid renderings from Sarner would probably be the associated outcome as well, budgetwise. I bet, those renderings were eye-blinding teasers for the local government. I could stick a buildable price tag on what we see on each of these renderings, and although the section from those 3 big marketing renderings do not even cover 1/50-est of the total masterplan, they would on themselves, already consume between $ 80-120 M to get build in the real world.
There is a giant lie, towards the budget. I can assume, the local government was/is not really aware, or does not want to be aware anymore right now, of this reality. I do not want to walk the path of corruption straight ahead. We don't know this. But massive false development projections could be in place.
Apart from a massive planning budget mishap:
Second Key question is: what is the market feasibility (operation) of this venture? In other words, what will be the ROI? A theme park of this size, "above regional standard" on USA or European market base, needs a massive local market to support its viability. In Europe or the USA, no investor will ever begin a regional theme park, (= a size class under this one) if there is less then 3 million "local real spending" customer base, within 1 hour of travel time. Real spending: that is a statistical exercise based on the average income of the total target population. It already favors f.i. Europe, and defavors Africa. The "local real spending" customer base, probably will need to be way larger to fit in the feasibility then the average example in European calculations. Distance? It's not even on a spot near to city centers. Say, public transport, etc. Where is it mentioned in the master plan ???... It clearly is designed as the "everybody has a private car" dogma from the USA or Europe. That reality is not in place. Sarner did NOT made a fit design, nor worked on a fit location. Local reality, WHERE is that feasibility report? I have never seen it, I have never even heard one word about such an existence...
Given a negative in the first key question, and a negative in the second key question, OF COURSE real investors, known with the theme park sector, will not show up. They can calculate.
It's really a big expert job, making correct calculations. But massive mishaps in feasibility and in overall budgeting, are visibly with the naked eye to any sector related concept designer/planner. (I am one)
Doing such bad jobs, will not help the economy, nor the reputation of a country, and neither of the companies linked to the venture.
Nigeria absolutely is ready for one or more "real" theme parks, but within a locally (culturally and economically) FIT development process, not within a blind transplant of USA style businesses, and an outrageous false budgeting.
Delta Leisure Resorts is a PPP project with the state government retaining 10% ownership through land contribution,access road, bridge and site clearing. This project is what the governor declared the state is supporting with N1.8bn. I think what is troubling here is the lack of due diligence and PR from both the state government and consortium.
To the defender of this project, seek professional advise and consider the observations made in this forum by interested Nigerians as informative.
This is also a big shame to witness what is happening here on a site developed to promote tourism and entertainment in different countries and bring to the forefront of the world the existing development going on in the industry, out of all the parks promoted on this site, it is only the park being built in Nigeria, Africa that Nigerians as a people have decided to attack and destroy.
That not only speaks volume of us as a nation but say so much to the world.
We are very cynical as a people before we can ever apply reasoning.
We don’t even want to know where the lines draw on anything anymore.