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Local Name:
مدينة الملك عبدالله الإق
Budget:
95B
Announced:
2005
Construction Start:
Opening:
2035
Area:
17300 ha
Developer:
KAEC
Operator:
KAEC
Consultants:
Designers:
Contractors:
Ride Suppliers:
Other Suppliers:
  1. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    The most up to date mention on the theme parks I can find is from April 2019. Does anyone know if these are still going ahead or if they are now being removed from the projects?

    The total investment in Lagoona District, the latest integrated leisure and entertainment component of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), is expected to reach SAR 18.5 billion ($5 billion), a senior company executive told Argaam.

    The 8-million square metre district will have 18 attractions, including two theme parks, a motor park and over 2,100 hotel rooms.

    Lagoona Motorpark, a component of the first phase of the district, will open in September this year, Mohammed S Ballout, senior director and head of Leisure and Retail Operations, KAEC, said in an interview on the sidelines of the "Theme parks and Entertainment Development Forum Middle East" in Dubai on Tuesday.
    This is the motorpark which was meant to open in September 2019 but I can't find that this opened either.



    Source: https://www.argaam.com/en/article/articledetail/id/604649

  2. A November 2016 interview with the project CEO mentions theme parks:

    This will boost another goal of Vision 2030, which is tourism development, he said.
    “We are building golf courses, theme parks, zoos, safaris,” KAEC CEO Fahd Al-Rasheed said, calling tourism “the most strategic sector” for the KAEC.
    Source:
    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1011786/business-economy

  3. The last pictures in post #5 is not King Abdullah Economic City KAEC in Jeddah, it's King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. Completely different project.


  4. King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has already achieved early fame through the great movie
    'Hologram for a King' starring Tom Hanks (shot in Morocco):

  5. The dream:


    The reality today:



    Sources: DailyMail, Business Insider, Arabian Industry




  6. HazelJune is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    The plan to build this multi-million dollar new city is still on track.

    In 2016 KAEC signed contracts with developers and service providers covering the full range of the city’s operations.
    “KAEC is continuing to grow and our development plan remains firmly on track,” said Fahd Al-Rasheed, group CEO and managing director of KAEC. “Our status as a privately-funded development has been an important factor in our performance and our strong cash position has allowed us to continue to invest steadily across our activities toward achieving KAEC sustainable development”.
    Source: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/economy/2017/02/05/King-Abdullah-Economic-City-development-plan-on-track.html


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    King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

    Status: under construction

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