Category Archives: International Parks

Behind The Scenes At Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s Deep Sea Odyssey

Arguably, the biggest theme park to open in 2014 was Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Fuxiang Bay, China.  It has already set several Guinness World Records, including the record for the world’s largest aquarium. Within part of that aquarium lies Ocean Kingdom’s signature attraction: Deep Sea Odyssey. I recently had the chance to chat with the folks

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Mexico Will Be Home To World’s First Cirque Du Soleil Theme Park In 2018

If there was ever a time to be a theme park fan, it’s right now. With so many amazing projects happening around the globe, I can’t even begin to take it all in lately. Then today the announcement finally happened that very well could be a game changer for the entire industry. IN 2018, Mexico

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Challenges and Triumphs: Building Chimelong’s Ocean Kingdom in China

Ask anyone in the theme park industry today where everyone seems to be focusing their energy and you’ll get a resounding one word answer: China. With a population of over 1.3 billion combined with a rapidly rising middle class, which means there are a lot of Chinese citizens with expendable income looking for entertainment. A

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SUPER-CHARGING LOTTE WORLD: An in-depth look at the creation of the park’s all new Let’s Dream! Nighttime Spectacular with the Goddard Group’s Director of Design, Taylor Jeffs

Lotte World has long been one of the world’s famous (and infamous) theme parks. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the highly-attended hybrid of indoor and outdoor facilities has always performed well, establishing its place as one of the world’s most-attended non-Disney theme parks. What makes the park infamous, however, is its line-up of big budget

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Taiwan’s Disneyland Leofoo Village Theme Park

Located in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, Leofoo Village Theme Park is currently celebrating its 35th birthday with a celebration called 35 Colorful Year [sic]. The obligatory celebration merchandise and promotional events are all there, including a giant birthday cake, but nothing rivaling the Magic Kingdom’s Pepto-Bismol pink castle cake. Owned by the Leofoo Tourism Group, Leofoo

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E-Da Theme Park 4: Celebration of Taiwan

I-Shou University Campus

Wow, it has been a long time! Apologies on the long delay between articles. We now return you to the program, already in progress. The hospitality industry is a growing field in Taiwan as more leisure facilities open and the number of tourists from mainland China flood the island nation. Many colleges have sought to

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Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park Uses Artistic Licenses On Disney

Cinderella Castle

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you an article from one of our readers, P Tesler. Mr. Tesler is a theme park enthusiast and has traveled around the world collecting photographs and stories from some of his favorite attractions. Today he shares with us his experiences at a Shijingshan Amusement Park, which “borrows” many attractions and

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E-Da Theme Park 3: Keep Your Ponchos on at All Times

Free E-Da Hairdryer.

Sean Graham, our Asian Theme Park Expert, takes a look at the attractions at E-Da and what makes them unique to the park. He also takes a look at the cultural differences you can find between Eastern and Western cultures visiting theme parks as well.

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Attractions at Futuroscope Never Go Stale

Futuroscope

This time around, Josh Young takes a look at attractions within Futuroscope including dancing robots, IMAX 3D films and augmented reality!

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Futuroscope May Be The Most Unique Theme Park In The World

Futuroscope Logo 2013

Very few theme parks in the world can call themselves true originals. Futuroscope combines truly one-of-a-kind attractions, unique architecture, and culinary experience that no other park has even attempted before.

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