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    Wanda, with its Disney and Universal rip-off theme parks, will have no future in the industry.

    Wuhan movie park already closed. No visitors.

    Now, it looks like Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda Group may have some crow to eat. Wanda said this week that its indoor movie theme park in the central Chinese city of Wuhan — which it opened in late 2014 with great fanfare — has been closed for “upgrades and renovations.”

    In a brief statement, the company said the facility was closing as of July 31. No reopening date was given.
    When the theme park opened, the company said it expected 3 million visitors in the first year. But the Chutian Metropolis Daily, a local newspaper, quoted a former Wanda employee as saying it was only attracting about 200 people per day. Four hundred people came on Sunday, the paper said.
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    http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fi-wanda-wuhan-park-20160802-snap-story.html

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    Update on construction progress for Wanda City Hefei.

    With only little more than a month until opening day Wanda City in Hefei, China has been testing its rides and applying the finishing touches to the park.






    Source: http://www.vhcoasters.com/?p=5388

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    Wanda City Harbin, China has built an Inverted coaster with a new track system, A mirror image of the Nanchang ride.






    Source: https://twitter.com/VHCoasters/status/755118532954906624

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    Viacom may be selling its Paramount Pictures stake to Dailan Wanda Group. I wonder what affect that would have on the plans for Paramount-branded theme parks…

    China’s Dalian Wanda Group Co. is in talks with Viacom about buying 49% of the studio, according to people familiar with the discussions.
    Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/viacom-in-talks-to-sell-paramount-pictures-stake-to-chinese-group-1468443467

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiikaii View Post
    That story very quickly evolved to say it won't be a Disney park. The most recent speculation was that it was going to be a 5.5 billion (Australian Dollar) Theme park and resort based on Jurassic World. About a week late Wanda bought the company that owns the rights to the Jurassic park franchise so if it goes ahead I think the Jurassic World is going to be far more feasible than a Disney Park. Disney would hate him after all his public attacks on them for sure.
    http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/arts-and-entertainment/film-and-tv/could-chinas-dalian-wanda-bring-jurassic-park-to-australia-20160105-gm02x6

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    Quote Originally Posted by MICHAELRG View Post
    What's the deal with this article? As far as I'm aware, Wanda Group and Disney are competitors…



    Source: http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/disney-park-australia
    That story very quickly evolved to say it won't be a Disney park. The most recent speculation was that it was going to be a 5.5 billion (Australian Dollar) Theme park and resort based on Jurassic World. About a week late Wanda bought the company that owns the rights to the Jurassic park franchise so if it goes ahead I think the Jurassic World is going to be far more feasible than a Disney Park. Disney would hate him after all his public attacks on them for sure.

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    What's the deal with this article? As far as I'm aware, Wanda Group and Disney are competitors…

    Could a Disney Theme Park Be Coming to Australia?
    According to rumors, China’s richest man and chairman of Wanda group, Wang Jianlin, is in talks with the Queensland State Government about the possibility of opening a new theme park and some are speculating it’s a Disney one. The potential location would be in Coomera, Queensland, near many of the other continent’s major attractions.
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    http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/disney-park-australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooquarist2015 View Post
    Has anyone found video or a large collection of pictures of the aquarium in Nanchang? I saw renderings of it back in 2015 and it looked like it was going to be very impressive. Thanks in advance!
    Here are photos of Nanchang Wanda Ocean Park (also known as Nanchang Wanda Ocean Paradise) which is part of the Wanda Nanchang Theme Park "area":






    The aquarium is home to bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, whale sharks, and more

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/finaldaysofwisdom/

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    In case anyone thinks Wanda is not opening enough theme parks, they announced their 11th for China



    Source: https://www.facebook.com/finaldaysofwisdom/photos/a.503842069762165.1073741829.481579085321797/858235167656185/?type=3

    China’s property to entertainment empire, Dailan Wanda group has started construction of a cultural tourism center near Guilin, in the Guangxi region. Cost of the project is pegged at $2.46 billion (RMB16 billion.)
    The Guilin Wanda Cultural Tourism City, in China’s southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, will include an amusement park, a film park and an ocean park. The 200 hectare site, with a built out area of 1 million square metres, will also find room for five and six star hotels, retail and leisure facilities, a stage show and amusement park rides.

    The mega-project is the 11th large-scale location based entertainment facility for Wanda in China.
    The opening is scheduled for 2020 and Wanda is forecasting 20 million visitors in the first year. It says they will bring in annual $770 million (RMB5 billion) of tourism income.
    Source: http://variety.com/2016/biz/asia/wanda-theme-park-in-guilin-1201779671/

    The official statement from Wanda Group:

    Wanda is breaking ground on a major tourism project in China's southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on May 20. The mega-project, the 11th of its kind for Wanda's large-scale cultural tourism projects in China, is a 16 billion RMB cultural tourism investment in Guilin and is the largest investment in Guangxi to date.

    Called Guilin Wanda Cultural Tourism City, the project spans 200 hectares -- the size of some small European villages, and has a gross floor area of 1 million square meters. Guilin Wanda City boasts an amusement park, a film park and an ocean park. Many of the attractions, such as the film and ocean park, are indoor and open year-round. A shopping center is also open all four seasons and tourists can lift their spirits on bar street, which features 20 renowned foreign and domestic bars.

    For more entertainment, Guilin Wanda City is full of high-tech amusement park rides, as well as a stage show highlighting Guangxi's local traditions and culture. Guests can stay in a hotel river resort with five and six star accommodations.

    Guilin Wanda City aims to open in 2020 and is projected to reach 20 million visits in its opening year, while creating 20,000 jobs and 5 billion RMB in tourism revenue.

    Guilin is one of the world’s most famous tourist towns and in 2015 it drew more than 42 million visitors. Wanda intends to turn it into a world-class tourism base that will fill the gaps in the city's tourism industry.

    The Group’s Chairman Wang Jianlin expresses that Guilin Wanda City’s construction will promote Guilin and Guangxi tourism. It will change the development path by upgrading sightseeing, transforming holidays and building overall world-class tourism.

    Wanda City is Wanda’s new, innovative world tourism brand and is the most advanced global commercial business model in the industry.
    Source: http://www.wanda-group.com/2016/latest_0520/1187.html

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    I found a better news about the opening of Wanda Nanchang theme park... but in French.


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