Industrial, smoggy Wuhan - that's the location of China's upcoming, fifth Happy Valley theme park.
I find these amusement parks are fantastic for the locals. They surprise with brand-new coasters and quality rides, manufactured by the best suppliers around the world. And the ‘Happy Valley' brand gets better with each new park - the predecessors being located in Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.
Creating fun places with peace-inducing landscaping outside Mainland China's restless, smog-choked, mega-metropolises is more than appreciation of property surrounding it; it's a matter of social urgency.
When I had a look at the site in October 2010 all I found was a suspicious security guard and two excited marketing girls. I am sure that, at the moment of publishing these words, the cranes are already rising above the ground. Full speed. The China way. Full smoggy throttle towards the opening in 2011.