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  1. Thread: Fantawild theme parks

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    The new Fantawild park in Heze, China (Yup yet another one) now has track on site and footers put in for a new Vekoma junior boomerang rebound model.Plans show this will be on the smaller side for Fantawild parks but with at least two coasters.
    Source: https://twitter.com/VHCoasters/status/1363949261000482817
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    A new waterpark for Saudi Arabia due to open this year.

    Now the announcement of another water park dubbed CYAN Water Park was released, which is also set to be constructed near the port city of Jeddah and is scheduled to open this year.
    As a partner and supplier of numerous water attractions, the company again chose Canadian manufacturer ProSlide. The water ride installations in the new water park will include the TornadoWave® 60, FlyingSAUCER® and Dueling RocketBLAST® amongst others.


    Source: https://www.eap-magazin.de/48-News/9615,Saudi-Arabia%3A-CYAN-Water-Park-8211%3B-Rawae-Co.8217%3Bs-Second-Water-Park-Development-Within-12-Months-.html
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    This is just a selection of photos but I can't find the source for the originals so here is the youtube video instead. Construction update for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.
  4. Thread: Europa-Park expansion

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    The construction of #Svalgurok at @rulantica is progressing well and the assembly of the slide tower has begun! All due respect to the workers and fitters who are currently working under tough weather conditions! #freezing
    Source: https://twitter.com/MichaelMack/status/1360590571652468739/photo/1
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    Carolaux-Paradis, a local body shop, also remodeled and repainted the truck’s exterior and surrounding props at the Catastrophe Canyon scene, as well as the Studio Tram Tour’s vehicles. For Christophe Gomy, the shop’s co-owner who has worked with Disneyland Paris for 25 years on projects like the Space Mountain canon, the steady workload at the resort is more than welcome.
    Source: https://dlpreport.com/en/cars-road-trip-local-companies-re-engineer-studio-tram-tour/
  6. Thread: Europa-Park expansion

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    The first parts of the slide are now installed and there is also a lot going on around Rulantica




  7. Thread: Europa-Park expansion

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    A new virtual world is emerging at #Rulantica, allowing you to dive deeper into the #history of the mystical island. Snorri Snorkling #VR will not only be an incredible #experience, it's also a world's first!
    Source: https://twitter.com/RulanticaEN/status/1358004006379872256
  8. Thread: Epcot expansion

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    Aerial look at Guardians of the Galaxy and Play pavilion. A spaceship will be parked where sand is seen in front of GotG.




    The Ratatouille Ride area in the France Pavilion.



    Innoventions West demolition





    Source: https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1358559924968636416 & https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1358547352592797696/photo/1 & https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1358542883155042306/photo/1 & https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1358540603320066049/photo/1
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    The Ain Dubai is now apparently completed inside, still no announcement on opening date.

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    Al Barakah International Investment, developer of Al Qana in Abu Dhabi, has revealed the latest progress of its much-anticipated waterfront social dining and entertainment destination.

    As promised and despite the challenges, the construction of the project in on schedule and is currently 90 per cent complete.

    The waterfront destination spanning an area of 2.4 km, forms Al Qana. Visitors will be able to access state-of-the art facilities including The National Aquarium, The Bridge Wellness and Lifestyle Hub, Cinemacity Al Qana, Pixel (E-Sports and gaming hub) and exciting dining and entertainment activities for families and children.
    Al Qana also reported new milestones achieved for a number of different areas of the project:

    • 95 per cent of The National Aquarium, Middle East’s largest aquarium is completed
    • 85 per cent of Al Qana Cinema construction work is completed
    • 85 per cent of landscaping is completed
    • Food & Beverage outlets gearing up to take handover of their units
    • The Marina and its 100 berths are 100 per cent installed
    • 85 per cent of The Bridge Wellness hub construction work is completed
    Source: http://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_377154.html
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    There are a couple of things to note here...

    1) HKDL is now 15 years old and pre-dates any good relationship between the Chinese government and Disney. Hong Kong was the only option at that time for getting anywhere near the Chinese market and I believe that if it were to be built today Hong Kong would not be considered.

    2) The main reason is economic. Shanghai for example has close to 27million residents to compare with London's 9m and New York's 8.5m people. China is going through its own economic revolution where wages are rising along with standards of living, the middle class in China is growing ,and will continue to do so for a good time to come. That money is getting spent on leisure activities and the brands see an opportunity for growth in a growing market.

    3) Government policy is changing. China was always closed to "western" brands and insulated against the rest of the world. As the Government policies change they become more accessible and open to trade, tourists and foreign investment. They don't necessarily need overseas tourists to have a population to visit the park but it helps that Disney, Universal etc can bring in workers from their home countries to oversee projects.

    I hope that helps, there is a lot more complexity that that but that should give you an idea of what is happening in the background.

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    Does anyone know why big companies like Universal and Disney are moving into the Chinese market recently (HKDL, SHDL and now USB)?
  13. Thread: Legoland New York

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    Paultons Park, UK has a new land called tornado Springs and they released this trailer for it's opening on March 19th 2021.

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  16. Thread: Legoland New York

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  17. Thread: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

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    National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) will build and operate a new dedicated plant at the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi site by 2022.
    Once completed, “the development will benefit from a reliable, technologically advanced and sustainable source of cooling interconnected to the Yas Island centralised cooling scheme”, said Tabreed.

    Under the terms of a deal agreed with developer Miral, Tabreed will connect the new SeaWorld Abu Dhabi development to its existing Yas Island district cooling scheme while the new plant is under construction. This will deliver a cooling capacity of 7,500 refrigeration tons with a total concession capacity of 15,000 refrigeration tons (RT).
    Gurjit Singh, chief portfolio officer at Miral added: “We are pleased to be expanding our partnership with Tabreed, a state-of-the-art cooling infrastructure on Yas Island, delivering crucial cooling services to many of our award-winning theme parks. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is set to be Yas Island’s next mega attraction, and with this agreement, we ensure the continuous delivery of trusted, reliable and energy-efficient services to our growing portfolio of developments. This is yet another step towards our vision of positioning Yas Island as a top global destination for leisure and entertainment.
    Source: https://meconstructionnews.com/45497/tabreed-to-build-and-operate-a-new-district-cooling-plant-at-seaworld-ad-after-sealing-miral-deal
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    Wider view of the Walt Disney Studios Park expansion area next to Toy Story Playland. Upon completion, gardens and the main avenue will lead to the lake
    Cars Route 66 progress...





    Avengers Campus Construction...



    Source: https://twitter.com/DLPReport/status/1347949793147019268 & https://twitter.com/DLPReport/status/1347954746284527622
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    I love this concept art showing how a second park would fit into the existing expansion pad.

    Here's a satpic overlay before & after. Two hotel plots remain




    Source: https://twitter.com/BuildoutIdeal/status/1343356194312826881
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    I love how every time this park gets talked about there is always reference to Disney Parks - this is highly irresponsible. It fails to acknowledge the losses Disneyland Paris Resort has made in its years of operation and how much it is subsidised by the international parks and Disney's other income streams. If the London Resort makes losses like Disney and its partners have done on Disneyland Paris it will be completely financially unsustainable.

    Yes, Disneyland Paris generates a lot of money for the local economy, that's a great ambition for the London Resort to have but if it isn't making money to fund itself it will very quickly go bankrupt and there is no big brand backing like Disney has to foot the bill when it does.

    I am glad they finally have planning in, I really hope this comes off but, for the love of God, please stop comparing to a park that has absolutely zero in common with the project.
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  22. Thread: Epcot expansion

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    Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East, is to be opened for a special preview from December 30 by Salwa Beach Resort, owned by Katara Hospitality and managed by Hilton Hotels & Resorts.






    You can find out more about the park here... https://www.salwabeachresort.qa/desert-falls-water-adventure-park/

    Source: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/681162/Qatar-s-largest-theme-park-to-open-for-special-pre
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    Permits for individual buildings at Epic Universe have continued to be posted over the last several months. Plan review comments for Donkey Kong's show building (B1315) were recently added to its permit from last month. (Fees have not been paid though, except for temporary work.)




    Source: https://twitter.com/AliciaStella/status/1341102027401785351
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