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.
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
"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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