Posted Friday, December 6, 2002 3:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Universal Studios is planning an $870 million amusement park in Shanghai, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The fun park will span a two-square-kilometer patch in Shanghai's booming Pudong development area, the Journal said, citing an official at one of Universal's two Chinese partners.
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Friday, December 6, 2002 4:41 AM
So anybody knows if it'll be a movie park or a theme park or a combination like Universal's International Entertainment Center at Krefeld, Germany?
Friday, December 6, 2002 8:09 AM
I'm guessing it will be more along the lines of IOA. Thrill and theme in one.
Friday, December 6, 2002 9:15 AM
I wonder when we'll get more info about US Krefeld....
Friday, December 6, 2002 11:27 AM
All I know is that despite the lack of room across the river(15 million people and downtown), Pudong has plenty of room for a park or two. This will be very interesting as to where this situation goes.
Friday, December 6, 2002 1:57 PM
Oh cool. I visited the Shanghai area earlier this year, and the Pudong area sure is growing fast. However, I think it's all a facade. Most of the buildings are empty because foreign economies are in slumps. The locals aren't even allowed in many places because they don't want the rich foreign investors to see the real plight of the city. Anyways, not to get into politics or anything...
Also, there is another smaller park being built on the western side of town. They had some large Ferris wheel, and what looked like a shuttle coaster. That's about all I could see from the street.
*** This post was edited by BassHedz on 12/6/2002. ***
Friday, December 6, 2002 5:29 PM
Wow, These two companies compete everywhere. What is up with that? If one moves somewhere you would think that the other would move somewhere else. Ohh well, two parks are always better than one!
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Saturday, December 7, 2002 4:27 AM
Bass, is this the park you are referring to?