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THEME PARKS NEWS developments

K-Pop theme park at heart of US$4bn plans A huge new development

60,000 people will

in Korea is set to go ahead

be employed through its

after stalling twice since

construction and a further

2007, with the new attraction

15,000 jobs will be created

boasting a gargantuan K-pop

at the theme park.

and natural history theme park as its centrepiece. The Hwaseong International

"We're aimimg to build Asia’s best global tourist destination that will contribute

Theme Park in Hwaseong,

to the growth of Korea and

Gyeonggi Province, will be

the region," said Shinsegae

built by Shinsegae Property

Property CEO Lim Yeong-rok.

Consortium and will also

In 2007, Lotte Group failed

feature a hotel, shopping

to agree with landowner

centre and a golf course.

K-Water on the price of

Ground will be broken on the US$4bn project in 2021.

the land in 2010.

The theme park is set to open

another consortium could

in 2026, with the masterplan

not agree on terms to build

to be completed by 2031.

a Korean Universal Studios.

K-pop and natural regional

■■The K-Pop theme park will anchor the 1.21 sq mi site

Then, in 2016, K-Water and

This new deal with

features such as the Shihwa

Shinsegae seems to have

Lake and a dinosaur fossil

finally decided the land’s fate

site will be central to the

after a drawn-out process.

destination’s theme.

More: http://lei.sr/E7S4K_T

We're aimimg to build Asia’s best global tourist destination that will contribute to the growth of Korea and the region Lim yeong-rok

health & saFety

queensland gov't introduces new theme parks regulations The government of Queensland, Australia, has announced a number of new regulations for any visitor attractions operating rollercoasters or rides, following the tragedy at Dreamworld in 2016 which took the lives of four people. All rides in Queensland will be subject to pull-apart inspections every decade

■The ■ Dreamworld accident in 2016 led to the new rules

under the new regulations, while ride

We think there’s no need to wait and we can get this started and make this industry safe Grace Grace

operators will have to undergo more

annual inspections and any maintenance

stringent training perform their duties.

issues incurred throughout the year.

Workplace health and safety

regulations will go a long way to

which could potentially see rides and

improving the safety of these rides,"

attractions closed for weeks at a time.

said industrial relations minister

Rides will now also have to have detailed logbooks that display records of

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"We’re hoping that these new

inspectors will carry out the checks,

for Queensland, Grace Grace. More: http://lei.sr/N6a9N_T AM 1 2019 ©Cybertrek 2019

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Attractions Management Issue 1 2019  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry

Attractions Management Issue 1 2019  

Attractions Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global attractions industry