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Local Name:
유니버셜 스튜디오
Budget:
4.2B
Announced:
22 May 2007
Construction Start:
Opening:
2021
Location:
Ansan, South Korea
Area:
Feasibility Study / Consultants:
Contractors:
Ride Suppliers:
Dynamic Attractions, KUKA, Premier Rides, ProSlide Technology, WhiteWater, Zamperla
Other Suppliers:
  1. Disneyparklover is online now Park Investigator
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    Is this park canceled or are they still planning it?


  2. World class theme park project will be resumed by Central Government, Gyeonggi provincial government and land owner K-waters. Last ten years Government has been trying World class theme park with Universal Studios Korea twice. This is the third time trying after project has been cancelled since Posco E&C and Lotte World respectively.
    Source: Andy Hyunchul Kim through LinkedIn



  3. Project is open again.

  4. Confirmed, project is closed. Won't happen. Location wasn't right. Infrastructure construction would have been to costly.

  5. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Looks like this project may be fully closed if they don't get the contracts signed in the next couple of weeks.

    The Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-water) and Universal Studios Korea have missed the deadline to sign a contract to develop a Universal Studios theme park in the country.

    Finalised construction plans were due to be submitted by the end of December. The plan to build a Universal Studios amusement park will be cancelled altogether if an agreement is not reached within two weeks reports the Korea JoonAng Daily.
    A K-water representative said, “USK had to come up with a finalized version of a contract for us to sign but they just didn’t do it. We don’t think it is about the details on amount of money for the project but think it is due to the internal issues within USK. We will wait two more weeks for them to submit the contract.
    Source: http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aId=3028258

  6. Doesn't look good.

    Korean President Park Geun-hye’s ambitious election pledge to reinitiate the project to establish a Universal Studios theme park in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, is again facing dissolution amid the ongoing political scandal engulfing her presidency.

    According to the Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) and Universal Studios Korea, which are overseeing the project, the negotiation process has ground to a halt with recent uncertainties surrounding the government and related businesses.

    The 5-trillion-won ($4.23 billion) project, which was said to include a Universal Studios theme park, a water park, and a K-wave theme park, already missed a business agreement deadline initially set for August, which was extended to December of this year.
    Source:
    http://koreabizwire.com/korean-universal-studios-project-falters-amid-political-scandal/70546

  7. melicia is offline Park Investigator
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    Wasn't this cancelled?

  8. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Universal Studios has still yet to be sufficiently funded, causing more delays in getting the theme park off the ground

    The Korean Water Resources Corporation (K-Water) failed on Tuesday to sign a contract with Universal Studios Korea (USK) to build a Universal Studios amusement park in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi. The first deadline for concluding a contract was Aug. 31.
    Source: http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3023399

  9. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Universal Studios Korea is having trouble with the funding of the project:

    South Korea is facing rough sailing in its ambitious plan to build a Universal Studios theme park south of Seoul due to a row over how to bankroll the big-budget project, sources said Tuesday.
    Source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/08/116_212511.html

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