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DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE THEME PARKS


Fantawild Adventure Johannesburg, South Africa


OPENING 2012


A US$250m (£151m, €175m) theme park is being constructed near the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. The 770,000sq m (8.3million sq ft)


Fantawild Adventure attraction will have three themed zones, with each being based on cultures from around the world: Chinese, African and global cultures. The project is being developed by Huaqiaocheng Holdings, with support from the China Development Bank. www.fantawild.com


Mayan Adventure Land Beijing, China


OPENING 2012


US-based development company Elated Worldwide Group is drawing up a conceptual masterplan for a new theme park called Mayan Adventure Land in Cozumel on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The 60-acre (24-hectare)


attraction could boast four thrill rides, fi ve family rides, hotels, retail and food outlets in a bid to create a new tourist destination. Designed by DKY Architects, the


attraction will focus on the history of the Mayan people, believed to have settled in Cozumel in the early part of the fi rst millennium AD. Stage shows will be used to


recreate Mayan culture and customs. www.dkyarchitects.com


Six new parks for Malaysia Nationwide, Malaysia


OPENING 2012 AND BEYOND


Happy Valley theme park Hunan Province, China


OPENING 2012


Developer Huaqiaocheng Group (OCT Enterprises) is planning to build and manage a large theme park complex in central China's Hunan Province. The park will be built over an area covering 1,235 acres (500 hectares) and will cost


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somewhere between ¥4.5bn and ¥15bn to build (£413m-1.5bn, €450m-1.6bn, US$660m-2.3bn). The plans include two amusement parks and resources for the country's creative industries, including cartoon and fi lm studios and television post-production facilities. OCT is also planning to open a wetlands park and attraction in Jiangsu Province in China. www.chinaoct.com


Themed Attractions & Resorts (TAR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of state investment agency Khazanah Nasional, is building six new theme parks in Malaysia. TAR will develop and operate each


RM200-300m (£36-54m, €39-59m, US$59-89m) attraction. The fi rst scheduled to open, in 2012, is the 5,575sq m (60,000sq ft) KidZania park in Kuala Lumpur. www.khazanah.com.my


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