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Archive for June 25th, 2008

Status: Under Construction
Expected Opening: 2009
Theme: N/A
Cost: $1.6 billion
Flagship Rides: N/A

Description: Despite the fact that this park is already under construction, there are few details available at the moment. Paramount, along with Daewoo Motor Sales Corp, are building the theme park resort on a plot of land in Incheon, South Korea. The master plan calls for not only a theme park, but a water park, studio facility, 300-room hotel, media center, and a shopping mall. The plan is for all of this to be completed prior to the year 2014, as that will be the year that the city of Incheon will be hosting the Asian Games. When completed, Paramount Movie Park Korea will be the only theme park in the country operated by a non-Korean company. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Updates:

5/20/08 – Reported that construction has already begun on the theme park.
12/12/07 – Paramount and Daewoo sign contract making new theme park resort a done deal.
5/10/07 – Announced that Paramount and Daewoo will form a joint venture to construct a $1+ billion theme park in South Korea.

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Space World

Venus GP at Space WorldLocation: Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Japan
Cost: N/A
Season: Year Round
Maps: Google Satellite
Website

History/General Info: N/A

Roller Coasters:

Other Major Attractions:

  • Space Shot (shot tower)
  • Luna Swing (top spin)
  • Enterprise (enterprise)

Construction Projects:

  • None

Trip Reports:

  • None

Ride Reviews:

  • None

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Regina wooden coaster.Location: Minami, Saitama Saitama, Japan
Cost: N/A
Season: N/A
Maps: Park Map – Google Satellite
Website (no english)

History/General Info: This hybrid park features a theme park and a zoo. The park is owned by the Tobu Railway Co., and the park is managed by Tobu Leisure Planning Co.

Roller Coasters:

Other Major Attractions:

  • G-Max (drop tower)
  • Music Express (music express)
  • Fire Bird (pirate ship)

Construction Projects:

  • None

Trip Reports:

  • None

Ride Reviews:

  • None

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Tokyo DisneySea

Location: Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Cost: ¥5,800 ($54 USD)
Season: Year Round
Maps: Park Map – Google Satellite
Website

History/General Info: Tokyo DisneySea flung open its gates on September 4, 2001. DisneySea is without a doubt the most unique of all Disney theme parks around the globe. The park is themed around myths from the ocean, and many of the parks’ rides are themed around mystery and adventure, two aspects that do not dominate other Disney parks.

Roller Coasters:

Other Major Attractions: Raging Spirits

  • Tower of Terror (custom dark/tower ride)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull (dark ride)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (dark ride)

Construction Projects:

  • None

Trip Reports:

  • None

Ride Reviews:

  • None

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Fast Facts:
    
Expected Opening: 2009 
     Class: Confirmed
     Status: Under Construction
     Manufacturer: N/A
     Model: Dark Ride; Shoot-em-Up

Description: The new Monsters Inc. dark ride will be going into Tokyo Disneyland for the 2009 season. Specifically, the park will be constructing a new building in the Tomorrowland section of the park to accomodate the new ride. The basis of the ride is that the riders in swiveling cars will play ‘hide and seek’ with various monsters around the city. More appropriately, you’ll probably be trying to scare them off than actually finding them. Another possibility is you (playing Mike or Sully) trying to find Boo, the little girl that everyone is after in the original movie. The ride will cost $88 million to develop.

Updates:

  • None

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Tokyo Disneyland

Location: Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Cost: ¥5,800 ($54 USD)
Season: Year Round
Maps: Park Map – Google Satellite
Website

History/General Info: Tokyo Disneyland first opened its doors in April of 1983. The year 2008 marked the parks’, and the resorts’, 25th anniversary.

Roller Coasters:Big Thunder Mountain

Other Major Attractions:

  • Splash Mountain (log flume)
  • Haunted Mansion (dark ride)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (dark ride)

Construction Projects:

Trip Reports:

  • None

Ride Reviews:

  • None

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Prospective Third Park

Status: Planning
Expected Opening: N/A
Cost: N/A
Flagship Rides: N/A

Description: Very little is known about this future project, but it is clear that the Oriental Land Company (owner and operator of the Tokyo Disney Resort) would like to add a third park someday. Interestingly, there is a chance that this third park would be off of the main resort property (assumably to help reduce and attendance hits the other two parks would take). Additionally, the company is thinking about having the third park be indoors. OLC would like to have their plans together by sometime in 2011. Stay tuned for updates.

Updates:

5/8/07 – OLC announces that they would like to pursue an indoor, off-site theme park.

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