Pulse showcases recently opened attractions worldwide,
well as those currently under construction. All
of these attractions opened after the latest
began. This is an encouraging sign and shows the
continued strength of
the global leisure industry.
and Amusement Parks
is now the dominant country hosting major new theme parks
parks. This includes the most expensive project (Shanghai
which is currently under construction. The country is
experiencing a theme park construction boom similar to
that in the
United States during the 1970s. A key factor is the growth
areas worldwide now see major theme parks as a status
to hosting a World’s Fair. This includes not only Shanghai
but also the recently built Universal
This type of theme park typically serves as
of a much larger mixed-used project, which benefits
popularity of the theme park. Other examples include E-DA
Theme Park in Taiwan, LEGOLAND
Malaysia, and the future Chimelong
Ocean Kingdom in China.
within the United States is currently focused on major
within existing theme parks, such as The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
area within Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Redevelopment of past
theme park locations is also occurring. An example is the
Florida theme park, which
is located where Cypress Gardens once operated.
examples include the AZoosment
Park (replacing Santa’s
Village) and Luna
Park (within the former
Astroland property). There are economic benefits from
theme parks (Rainbow
smaller-sized amusement parks (Bracalândia,
Park, and Terra
Park) continue to be
developed in Europe.
amusement parks are also being built in less-populated
Examples include Dream
Land in Cambodia. There are
many emerging markets worldwide where this level of
could be supported.
indoor theme parks have recently opened. The
largest is Ferrari
World in the United Arab
Emirates. Other examples are Trans
Studio Bandung and Trans
both located in Indonesia.
new theme parks and amusement parks typically emphasize
some recent examples do not. These include Kingdom
of Dreams in India, Hello
Kitty's Kawaii Paradise in
Japan, and Jurassic
Forest in Canada.
of the most innovative new amusement parks is Morgan’s
Wonderland in the USA. It
is specifically designed to accommodate special needs