Vivendi Universal to open new park in germany

Posted Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:23 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Vivendi Universal has announced plans to build a new theme park in Germany, planned to be the second largest in Europe behind Disneyland Paris. The company says more than 27 million people live within two hours from the location.

Read more from Reuters via Yahoo.

Thursday, February 28, 2002 5:35 AM
There's some artwork of this park too. It looks like a combination of USH/USF and IOA with the most impressive building in the middle. It's a tower with King Kong on the top and he's grabbing a coaster track which looks like The Increble Hulk launch track.

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Overall the park looks very cool and it's close enough to me too. I hope this park will go trough all the legal stuff or wont suffer alot of delays. *** This post was edited by olov on 2/28/2002. ***

Thursday, February 28, 2002 8:01 AM
Most of the other items in that picture aren't recognizable. I think the dome in the top-left looks like JPRA, but that's only based on the waterfall structure next to the flume.

I don't see a JAWS lagoon, nor do I see any other staples like Earthquake or BTTF. Either this park is completely redesigned (a new look to existing rides), or it's completely new from all aspects.

I do agree that the King Kong ride looks mighty cool. That mock-Empire State building must be awful tall though.

Thursday, February 28, 2002 9:24 AM
Why do all NEW themeparks get built in Germany in Europe, why not the UK, I mean we speak English and love American food etc. Plus we are the most politically and economically stable country in Europe, without a doubt. I suppose planning regulations and tax incentives are not as good here in the UK, near London, but still I am appalled that no themepark operator stateside wants to challenge Tussards?

Themepark looks good, although a little worried about where geographically the park is located in Germany, I mean close to it's rivals like WB Movieworld/Heide Park/Europa Park?

Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:19 AM
Probably because there are relatively few places in UK with the available space. In addition to this, the land prices are generally extremely expensive, and then there are the planning laws and restrictions which stop many major rides being built. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see a new major park in the UK, but I can't seeing it happening. Perhaps we should celebrate the fact that there is such major investment at this side of the globe and not just in the far east or USA.
Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:20 AM
i don't mind :D

let em build it
quote from the text (if you had read it you woult'nt asked your question)
"It's an ideal location," Hampe said. "There are 27 million people within two hours drive of it, neither Paris nor London can match that."

its all about POSSIBLE visitor numbers.

Thursday, February 28, 2002 11:21 AM

Are you kidding? The US is very nearly saturated with theme and amusement parks. There aren't any more dollars to go around here.

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 1:11 PM

First: There was no announcement by Universal (only plans!), the Universal Studios Germany Development GmbH is waiting for a decision about the project (the local community have to give their agreement) - Their voting will be in mid march.

Second: The artwork (link above) had been created by Landmark during 2000. It's an old plan and Landmark (USA) is out of project! A newer, total different "masterplan" was published in a local newspaper last weekend - Seems to be more similar to IOA than the Studios!

Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:30 PM
Where are the pictures?

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