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  1. Anonymous Guest
    Hub Zero indoor gaming theme park by Meraas opened in Dubai last week:




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    http://gulfnews.com/xpress/news/destination-hub-zero-unique-indoor-video-game-park-opens-in-dubai-1.1858066

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    Reign of Kong is now officially open at Universal Orlando










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    Could we be expecting another expansion at the Hollywood Universal Studios for 2024? It would seem they are making way for another expansion and could be making an announcement soon.

    Universal Studios is embarking on a new five-year plan that will reorient many of its production soundstage facilities to the east near its backlot, as it makes way for additional space to expand its theme park.
    In the first phase of its expansion plans, Universal and its parent Comcast invested $1 billion in the lot and theme park, including the recently opened “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” as well as extensive upgrades to its infrastructure, such as a bridge over Lankershim Boulevard to accommodate visitors coming with the Metro, a new parking structure and new and widened ramps along the Hollywood Freeway. Two new soundstages are under construction and are scheduled to be completed later this year.


    A new theme park attraction, located near “Transformers: The Ride” in the lower part of the theme park, is expected to be announced soon.
    Source: http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/universal-studios-hollywood-soundstage-theme-park-expansion-1201795566/

  4. Anonymous Guest
    The Ha Long Bay park in the post below is called Vietnam Ocean Park. Designed by Americans. Will consist of 2 parks.




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    http://saigoneer.com/saigon-development/5346-vietnam-s-very-own-disneyland-is-coming-to-ha-long-bay
    http://media.interthemepark.com/2015/07/international-theme-park-services-inc.html

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    Despite problems and pretty major delays Thorpe Park in the UK has started previews of it's unique new experience/ride.



    Having now experienced the full show it is understandable why it has taken so long to get ready and why it is still have technical difficulties. The VR technology, combined with the ride movement, the effects, the live elements and the sheer logistics of moving 60 people around quickly and efficiently within the building, are staggering - its certainly the most ambitious attraction the UK has ever seen.
    Source: http://www.scaretouruk.com/review---derren-browns-ghost-train.html

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    A major new theme park is under construction in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Anyone with more news?

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    Six Flags denied reports over plans for Saudi Arabia theme park.
    Source: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20160622/ARTICLE/160629645/1005

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    Frozen Ever After opened at Epcot, Walt Disney World, today attracting a 300 minute wait at peak time.
    The animatronics look very good and the ride is a big change for Epcot as being the first ride and area in Epcot to be themed around a specific film as opposed to just the geographical area with film thrown in.

    Could be the start of some big changes at Epcot as they try to add new life to the World Showcase.










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    Should we create a Six Flags Middle East thread or Six Flags Saudi Arabia thread?

    Six Flags Plans to Open Theme Parks in Saudi Arabia

    U.S. theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp SIX 2.45% plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief executive told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing roller coasters and bumper cars to the ultra-conservative kingdom.

    “We’re very honored to be provided with an opportunity to enter into a partnership to bring Six Flags to the kingdom … Our parks can provide the entertainment to which Saudis aspire,” CEO John Duffey said. His comments were dubbed into Arabic.

    Duffey did not elaborate on the terms of the partnership.

    He was speaking following a meeting with Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is visiting the United States to promote a reform plan to wean the kingdom away from oil revenue.

    The powerful royal, who also heads the country’s economic council, hopes the so-called “Vision 2030” initiative will jumpstart the private sector, provide jobs for a growing population and improve Saudis’ cloistered lifestyles.

    “We consider culture and entertainment indispensable to our quality of life. We are well aware that the cultural and entertainment opportunities currently available do not reflect the rising aspirations of our citizens and residents,” the 2030 plan said in April.

    Salman’s reform plans flirt with social change in a country where women are barred from driving, cinemas are banned and women’s sports are discouraged as promoting sin.

    It is unclear whether the theme park company will tailor its rides, which include water slides, to the social codes of a country where public spaces are gender segregated and patrolled by state-sponsored Islamic morality enforcers.

    Six Flags operates approximately 20 theme and water parks in North America and signed an agreement with a private Ho Chi Minh City based company in March to open two parks in Vietnam.

    Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai are encouraging the development of theme parks to help boost foreign tourist arrivals as oil prices slump, causing an economic slowdown in the region.
    Source: http://fortune.com/2016/06/20/six-flags-saudi-arabia/

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