New Universal park coming to Malaysia

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2001 5:11 AM | Contributed by RagingBull

In a joint effort with a local firm, Universal Studios will develop a brand new theme park in southern Malaysia. The $800 million dollar park, scheduled to be completed in 2004, will be modeled after Universal's Port Aventura in Spain. The park is part of a $2.2 billion project that will also include hotels, a golf course, and convention center.

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Thursday, August 23, 2001 6:30 AM
Malaysia? Why Malaysia? oh well, people live there so they'd come to it. i wonder what coasters it would have...
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Thursday, August 23, 2001 6:37 AM
Because the big chains like Disney and Universal and Six Flags have looked around and discovered that the United States is saturated with theme parks already, so it makes most sense to build where there are lots of people and less competition, overseas.
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Thursday, August 23, 2001 8:50 AM
This sounds cool even though there is the most remote of chances I will ever go there.  I wan't to go to Port Aventura! Has anyone been there?  Dragon Khan looks pretty cool.
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Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:53 PM
To Universal: bring you butt over here to D.C and give us a decent park!
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Thursday, August 23, 2001 8:01 PM
You have a decent park... it's just not run very well.

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Friday, August 24, 2001 12:29 AM
I live in singapore, My School (Sas) is near where they said they were going to build the themepark in malaysia.
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Friday, August 24, 2001 10:16 AM
This just confirms for me that the foreign Amusement Park industry is heating up. Eight-hundred million shure is a lot for a park! How much was Islands of Adventure?

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Friday, August 24, 2001 1:44 PM
P>o Zero-G/P>
P>I think Islands of Adventure Cost 1 Billion, however I am not complety sure, prehaps someone can definatly confirm that./P>
P>I must may, Why are they deciding to build a park in MalaysiaFON face=Verdana size=2>, I guess people will go there, but I dont think its good Business Sense, Still lets wait and see in 2004(I wonder if there will be any rollerCoasters)/P>
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Friday, August 24, 2001 8:46 PM
IOA Cost 2 Billion Dollars. If they use some of IOAs technology it would be alot cheaper, because it would no longer need that much research. *** This post was edited by duke on 8/25/2001. ***
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 2:18 PM
thats cool. Michigan needs one.
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Monday, August 27, 2001 11:34 AM
Islands of Adventure's construction costs hovered around $1 billion. The remainder of the $2 billion went to area infrastructure, including the hotels and the parking garages.

Disney's Animal Kingdom was around $800 million.

I vaguely recall seeing that California Adventure was in the $600 million range.

Finally, Tokyo Disneysea was up over $1 billion.

It's not the money, but the talent that decides what to do with the money that determines whether or not a good park gets built. Remember, too, that both Disney and Universal didn't have to worry about real estate value and purchasing land (except in the case of DisneySea, perhaps).

~ Michael ~

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Monday, August 27, 2001 3:40 PM
It was over 1 billion because they value engineered it and had to fix all the probles later.I was fortunate to be a main vrndor for this park.We really need a nre park here because without one being built Orlando is suffering and I' suffering. 80% of my business comes from theme parks....Marylan?Six Flags? How's the woodie there?I put parts in for great coasters but haven't ridden it yet.
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