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Paramount Park Spain

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Date Visited:
November 05, 2011
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Construction Update November 05, 2011

Construction of this exceptionally promising major theme park venture in the south-east of Spain hasn't commenced to date, yet I was able to secure a brochure from the mayor's office in Alhama de Murcia. 

Paramount endures a somewhat unfortunate history with regards to theme park announcements: none of their proclaimed parks in Hangzhou/Shanghai (announced in 2005), Dubai (2007) or Korea (2008) got off the ground so far. As with Paramount Movie Park Korea, progress on the proposed Spain park gambles on the quest for non-Paramount investors to provide the necessary funds (that is, according to the brochure: 500 million EUR for the theme park, and 500 million EUR for the adjacent 'Lifestyle City' that includes hotels, shopping and infrastructure). I dearly hope it will work out this time, otherwise Paramount's creative teams may slowly grow tired from seeing their concepts never being put into practice.

Above all, the biggest of all questions remains: will these parks live up to the standards of Universal Studios theme parks (5 star) or hover at the Warner Brothers level (3-4 stars)? If Disney and/or Universal standards will be matched or beaten, finally a third major theme park player will drop anchor. We will see. Hopefully we will see it here, in Alhama de Murcia.


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Alhama de Murcia, southern Spain Alhama de Murcia, southern Spain

It's a medium-sized village It's a medium-sized village

An original Alhama-de-Murcian An original Alhama-de-Murcian

Paramount Park Spain brochure Paramount Park Spain brochure

Park sections Adventure City (bottom), Rango's West (left), Woodland Fantasy (top) Park sections Adventure City (bottom), Rango's West (left), Woodland Fantasy (top)

Park sections Woodland Fantasy (top left) and Plaza Futura (top right) Park sections Woodland Fantasy (top left) and Plaza Futura (top right)

Rango's West roller coaster on the left, Sleepy Hollow dark ride at the top Rango's West roller coaster on the left, Sleepy Hollow dark ride at the top

Warp Speed launch coaster sticking out of the Plaza Futura section Warp Speed launch coaster sticking out of the Plaza Futura section

Mediterranean Paramount Park entrance Mediterranean Paramount Park entrance

The road that passes the proposed Paramount Park site The road that passes the proposed Paramount Park site

iPhone pinpointing the location iPhone pinpointing the location

This is where Paramount Park Spain is planned to be built This is where Paramount Park Spain is planned to be built

The exact spot of the proposed Paramount Park Spain The exact spot of the proposed Paramount Park Spain

Future Paramount terrain? Future Paramount terrain?

Paramount theme park Spain pre-birth stage Paramount theme park Spain pre-birth stage

Coto privado de caza! Coto privado de caza!

The Paramount territory isn't completely empty The Paramount territory isn't completely empty

Hollywood Hills feel Hollywood Hills feel

All this will have to make space for Paramount All this will have to make space for Paramount

Murcia, site of the future Paramount movie theme park Murcia, site of the future Paramount movie theme park

Puerto de Mazzaron close-by Puerto de Mazzaron close-by



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