A massive new theme park is coming to China, with rides and attractions based on various Paramount movies and properties. Earlier this week, Chinese authorities announced plans to build an $8 billion theme park resort in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province.
The theme park will be the third largest in China, trailing only Universal Beijing and Shanghai Disneyland in terms of size. Also included in the park resort are several international art museums, designed to make the park an international tourist attraction. The total size of the theme park is estimated to be 643 acres.
Variety reports that the park will consist of six themed "areas," many of which are focused on specific Paramount IPs. Paramount Boulevard will have theme hotels and retail and dining options. There will be two thrill ride areas called Adventure City and Wonderland, which will include Mission Impossible and Italian Job rides. Additionally, there will be an area featuring characters from Charles Schultz's Peanuts, an area inspired by James Gurney's Dinotopia, and a "Final Frontier" area themed after Star Trek. No other specifics about the park was provided.
Completion of the unnamed Kunming Paramount park is targeted for June 2024.
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