Construction has started on the firstpark in China with the Shanghai resort also getting a brand new land.
is officially coming to with the announcement of construction on the newest Shanghai Resort beginning also detailing what guests can expect to see when it opens.
The usual themed areas will have a place in the park including those based on, , and Castle. However, will be one of eight areas with little announced on what attractions and experiences will be located in the land. Images from the announcement from reveal that a concept model uses elements of ( ), though nothing specific is mentioned in the press release.
“It’s our pleasure to have forged such a strong strategic partnership with the Shanghai Government and Jinshan District Government to build thisResort,” said Chief Executive at Merlin Entertainments Nick Varney.
“Shanghai was chosen as the ideal destination for our Resort as it offers the perfect mix of Chinese and Western elements and is recognised as the centre of the economy, finance, culture, and trade for China. The official start of construction and this groundbreaking is a great achievement for Merlin Entertainments, and this continues our ambition to bring more memorable experiences to families and visitors in China.”
“We are very pleased to bring a world-class, international theme park to more Chinese consumers,” commented Execute Chairman of theGroup Jorgen Vig Knudstorp.
“The design of the Resort incorporates many of the most iconicexperiences, as well as elements of traditional Chinese and Shanghai culture. We aim to provide visitors with diversified, interactive, immersive and fun theme park experiences that will enhance the connection between parents and their children.”
Nothing has been announced regarding if theland will make its way to other resorts around the world, but considering the theme’s ties to eastern culture and legends as well as , it may be that any future expansions are unlikely outside of China.
Another image from the event reveals that the land will be around twice the size of thearea. The Shanghai Resort will open in 2024 as . is getting with a spaceship featuring elements from the theme.
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