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    Google Maps satellite imagery has been updated:

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    The chief executive also revealed plans for Yas Waterworld, saying: “We are adding a new attraction to Yas Waterworld this year, with the addition of a 29-seat, 5D cinema, which will be the first of its kind for a waterpark in the region.”
    Source: http://arabianbusiness.com/abu-dhabi-s-ferrari-world-have-two-new-rides-this-year-671961.html
  3. Thread: Ocean Park expansion

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    As of April 2017 there is no construction on the plots of land that are directly north and south of Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel:

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    There is construction though directly south of the theme park itself. This has not been 100% officially confirmed but it can be inferred that this is the location of the indoor marine park that was announced at the beginning of 2016.

    Photos of the construction site are limited and of low quality but here are some from the past few months taken by people staying at Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel that have views of the construction site from their room:







    Here's another angle of the construction site but unfortunately the view is obstructed by foliage:



    Sources: http://m.weibo.cn/status/4080776025044095 and http://m.weibo.cn/status/4100726106370857 and http://m.weibo.cn/status/4095712981305060 and http://m.weibo.cn/status/4067556878779317 and http://m.weibo.cn/status/4079413324813942 and http://m.weibo.cn/status/4097608504620618
  5. Thread: Volcano Bay

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    The next major expansion to Universal Studios Japan, Super Mario World, is currently underway with plans to be open in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

    The area will have a cost of about $50 million Yen, or about $433 million dollars. The area is expected to bring over a million jobs within the first decade to the area. Super Nintendo World will be built on existing parking structure, as well as land that was held for future development. According to the press release, the land will feature two all new rides as well as interactive play areas built just for the land. The new land will also feature shops and restaurants, both with unique Nintendo merchandise and food designed specifically for Universal Studios Japan.
    These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They’ll be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.
    You’ll feel as if you’re playing inside your favorite games – in real life.
    There will be something for everyone—regardless of their age or gaming experience level.
    Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years.
    As shared by themeparX contributor Bevy, the original agreement between Nintendo and Universl Studios to develop Nintendo themed attractions was made in July 2015.





    Earlier, themeparX contributer CarlySX posted the location of Super Mario World. It is the red area on the map:





    Sources: http://www.clique.tv/un-parc-attraction-super-nintendo-ouvrira-en-2020/ and http://www.behindthethrills.com/2016/12/first-details-announced-for-super-nintendo-world-coming-to-universal-japan/ and http://blog.universalorlando.com/whats-new/nintendo-universal-parks/ and http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/nintendos-universal-studios-attractions-opening-in-2020/ and http://maihama.hateblo.jp/entry/usj/supernintendoworld/consideration and http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-05-07-nintendo-signs-theme-park-deal-with-universal-studios
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    Yesterday, April 21, 2017, one of two major expansions to Universal Studios Japan had its grand opening! Minion Park, the first area at a Universal Stuidos theme park themed entirely to the Despicable Me movie franchise was announced back in October 2016 and the cost of the expansion was 10 billion yen (almost $100 million USD). The area features one main ride with many gift shops and eateries.

    Location in the park:



    Layout of Minion Park:



    Sources: https://www.lmaga.jp/news/2017/04/22882/ and http://natalie.mu/eiga/news/229462 and http://www.usj.co.jp/minions/index.html and http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Consumers/Mayhem-wreaking-Minions-coming-to-Japan-theme-park
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  9. Thread: Volcano Bay

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    MickeyXtreme.net is back with more great aerial photos of Volcano Bay! More photos than what is just shown here can be found at the source linked below













    Source: http://mickeyxtreme.net/blog/volcano-bay-moving-along
  10. Thread: Polar Ocean World

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    The lastest plan is to open on National Day 2018 which begins October 1 and ends October 3.

    Source: http://www.sohu.com/a/132577060_124720
  11. Thread: DreamWorks Russia parks

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    More details have been revealed about Dream Island. The indoor theme park is on track for a 2018 completion. It seems that Sony is the main IP source with the The Smurfs having an entire area just like Motiongate Dubai plus already established by another poster, another ride/area will be Hotel Transylvania themed. In addition Hello Kitty will also be an IP used in the theme park. Plenty of more details and even a video of the construction progress can be found in the links below:


    Construction progress:







    Scale model:















    Sources: http://moskva.bezformata.ru/listnews/smurfikov-poyavitsya-v-parke-ostrov/56462139/ and http://www.m24.ru/m/articles/137271 and http://www.rosmaket.ru/portfolio/maket-park-razvlecheniy-ostrov-mechty-v-nagatinskoy-poyme--moskovskiy-disney-lend
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    At a panel discussion today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando entitled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed their unique partnership and shared additional details about the new galactic lands being created at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.


    Source: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/disney-imagineers-and-lucasfilm-share-details-of-their-collaboration-on-star-wars-themed-lands/
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    At a panel discussion today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando entitled Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering discussed their unique partnership and shared additional details about the new galactic lands being created at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.


    Source: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/disney-imagineers-and-lucasfilm-share-details-of-their-collaboration-on-star-wars-themed-lands/
  15. Thread: Volcano Bay

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    Waterfall being tested:



    Video of the waterfall being tested can be found on @bioreconstruct's Twitter

    Source: https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/853270069924827137/
  16. Thread: Monkey Kingdom

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    It seems that construction will actually begin in August 2017 with an opening set for China's National Day in 2020 which is the first week of October

    Source: http://k.sina.cn/article_2011445377_77e43881019001ecp.html
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    Walt Disney World has started work on another phase of its construction for its Star War expansion to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    The theme park operator has pulled a notice of commencement permit for the "secondary rockwork steel package" for "Project D" — the rumored codename for the Star Wars land expansion.
    Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2017/04/13/new-disney-star-wars-land-permit-hints-at-latest.html
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    During a scheduled press event this morning,*SeaWorld Orlando*announced an all-new river rapids ride coming to the park in 2018. Infinity Falls will take passengers on a ride through a lost jungle river, winding around waterfalls, fountains, and the remains of an ancient civilization. To get your adrenaline pumping, the ride will send you flying through chutes before a 40-foot plunge down the tallest drop of its kind. After landing in the churning whitewater below, the ride takes you through Harmony Village to end on a message of inspiration and illustrate the connection to the world’s rivers.
    A unique vertical elevator will lift riders before the dramatic launch down the 40-foot waterfall.
    Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of a new themed area that will fully immerse guests in a rainforest canopy. After taking the plunge down Infinity Falls, guests can explore the area and take part in interactive activities to learn about freshwater ecosystems.


    The ride replaces what is now the 'Sea Garden' which is located between Nautilus Theater and Shamu Stadium

    Sources: http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/04/infinity-falls-river-rapids-ride-coming-seaworld-orlando-2018/ and http://mickeyxtreme.net/blog/seaworld-orlando-announces-what-s-next
  19. Thread: Wanda Group theme parks

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  20. Thread: Wanda Group theme parks

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    Now that another location has been announced, let's take a look at an updated roundup of all Wanda theme park locations:

    Wanda Movie Park (currently closed for "upgrades" as August 2016)
    Completion: December 20, 2014
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/3RCHhCgPzQ42
    Budget: $1.1 billion


    Wanda Xishuangbanna International Resort
    Completion: September 26, 2015
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/3TssePpSsmz
    Budget: $2.3 billion


    Wanda Nanchang Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: May 28, 2016
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LoHaSxKMjv92
    Budget: $3.2 billion


    Wanda Hefei Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: September 24, 2016
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8ZjtHSqpBmp
    Budget: $3.5 billion


    Wanda Harbin Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: June 30, 2017
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/hoWuJzE1GTR2
    Budget: $5.8 billion


    Wanda Wuxi Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: 2017
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Gzd91Xqje7L2
    Budget: $3 billion


    Nanning Wanda Mall
    Completion: 2017
    Location*: https://goo.gl/maps/sRTapYWvz7D2
    Budget: $2.2 billion


    Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis
    Completion: August 2018
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/DVyo6UANhYz
    Budget: $7.6 billion


    Wanda Guangzhou Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: 2018
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/3QGz7PAsCew
    Budget: $7.2 billion


    Wanda Chengdu Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: 2018
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/jvC3pN9sPBp
    Budget: $7.6 billion


    Wanda Guilin Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: 2020
    Location*: https://goo.gl/maps/g4ev7wLxLB52
    Budget: $2.5 billion


    Wanda Chongqing Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: 2020
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/hoFrpemzca12
    Budget: $8 billion


    Wanda Haikou "shopping complex"
    Completion: Late 2020
    Location: Unknown
    Budget: $7.2 billion


    Wanda Jinan Culture, Sports and Tourism City
    Completion: 2021
    Location: Unknown
    Budget: $9.45 billion


    Urumqi Bainiao Lake Wanda City
    Completion 2021
    Location: Unknown
    Budget: $1.4 billion


    Wanda Xi'an Cultural Tourism City
    Completion: Unknown
    Location: Unknown
    Budget: $7.3 billion



    Outside China:

    Gold Coast, Australia: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/wanda-group-sets-sights-on-new-gold-coast-theme-park/news-story/8f2c82a6557960b409e35d8d39ecd6f7

    http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/entertainment/billionaire-plans-to-open-jurassic-theme-park-on-the-gold-coast/news-story/53a76ee67503957d7d5a6e2f7671e447

    Paris, France: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-24/china-s-richest-man-said-to-be-planning-france-retail-project

    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/breaking-news-chinese-billionaire-wang.html
  21. Thread: Wanda Group theme parks

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    Wanda have begun construction of the 17th Wanda City Project – Urumqi Bainiao Lake Wanda City.
    The*mega-size cultural tourism project is planned to open in 2021. The development will include*eco-friendly planning and design as well as*cultural elements relating to*Xinjiang. *Amusement facilities will include indoor and outdoor theme parks, an indoor aquarium (including an ocean animal show), an indoor water amusement park*and hotels.
    Source: https://blooloop.com/news/urumqi-bainiao-lake-wanda-city/
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  24. Thread: Six Flags Saudi Arabia

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    Riyadh has now been confirmed as the location of the first Six Flags in Saudi Arabia. It'll be part of a large "entertainment city" that as a whole will break ground in 2018 with an opening in 2022 so it can be assumed that the Six Flags itself will have a similar development time frame.

    Source: http://m.thenational.ae/business/travel-tourism/saudi-arabia-to-build-entertainment-city-south-of-riyadh
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    In addition to Ferrari Land opening at PortAventura, two major attractions opened at American theme parks in the past week:



    On April 7, the new wooden roller coaster "Invadr" opened at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. While in development, Busch Gardens marketed this as the world's first "crowdsourced ride" in which the public voted on the ride's name, logo, etc.



    On April 6, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, a new 3D motion-simulator ride, opened at Universal Studios in Orlando. This is Universal Orlando Resort's first ride with a "virtual queue" in which the guests pick a time frame to enter the ride and while they're waiting they can walk around to browse displays, play games and watch live entertainment.

    Sources: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSmxWMfFqD1/ and https://seaworldparks.com/buschgardens-williamsburg/pages/project2017/ and http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/04/race-through-new-york-officially-opens.html and https://blooloop.com/link/universal-orlando-virtual-queue-jimmy-fallon/
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