Posted Friday, September 10, 2010 11:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Paramount Pictures said Friday it has reached a deal to open its first theme park in Europe in Spain, the world's third most visited country, which will create thousands of jobs. In a statement, Paramount Licensing said it "will not be an investor in the project but will licence intellectual property from its vast library of films and provide conceptual master planning and design for the project."
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I wonder why there is no paramount themed parks in the states? ;)
There is @ MoA ;).
Paramount had a go at a Spanish park in the past, in that they used to run Terra Mitica. Check out the background of this photo:
Terra Mitica is in Benidorm which is a tourist resort and little else (signage in English is a dead giveaway). I've been there a few times, and while the park is lovely the area is not my cup of tea.
On the other hand, Murcia is a real city roughly an hour south of there. I'm guessing that any business plan will be aimed at the locals as much as the tourist market. It'll be interesting to watch anyway...
"will attract nearly three million tourists each year."
Does that seem high to anyone else ?
I love new parks but the last time I heard a park throw numbers before opening was the hard rock park and we all know how well that went.
^Funny you mention HRP...because 3 million was their projected attendance, as well. :)
I just hope this park will get a HUSS Giant Top Spin themed to Laura Croft: Tomb Raider. That would be so cool!
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