TheThemeParkGuyTheThemeParkGuy


Back to Worldmap Next Theme Park

Sochi-Park

Theme Park Guy Rating: 0
Date Visited:
February 08, 2013
Location: View on map

Review

The construction site of the Sochi Olympics is gargantuan, yet it feels a little cold and clinical. It has me wondering what the villagers of Adler – the Sochi suburb that will host the Olympic venues – will do with all these stadiums and monuments once the games are over?

The Sochi-Park, now under construction adjacent to the Olympic site with German/Dutch manpower and coaster tracks, will leave something behind that’s worthwhile: Russia’s first modern theme park!

Smart, because it’s not themed around Wild West villages and enchanted castles, but around Russia’s history and heritage.

The budget is reportedly some US$ 300 million. That’s a solid amount, and, if invested and consulted wisely, can make for a charming park with heart and soul. Let’s hope for the best.


Adler, Sochi's Olympic suburb, Russia Adler, Sochi's Olympic suburb, Russia

The Bolshoy Ice Dome on the Olympic site The Bolshoy Ice Dome on the Olympic site

Fisht Olympic Stadium under construction Fisht Olympic Stadium under construction

Let's get a better view! Let's get a better view!

The Sochi Olympics site in February 2013 The Sochi Olympics site in February 2013

Stadiums under construction on the right... Stadiums under construction on the right...

... and the Sochi-Park site on the left ... and the Sochi-Park site on the left

Sochi-Park site, closer look Sochi-Park site, closer look

Olympic parameter layout, including stadiums (left) and theme park (right) Olympic parameter layout, including stadiums (left) and theme park (right)

Artwork on the walls. 'Stefan, take your camera down please!' Artwork on the walls. 'Stefan, take your camera down please!'

Looks like a German student, but that's a Russian guy! Looks like a German student, but that's a Russian guy!

And that one, too, raised in the meteor town Chelyabinsk! And that one, too, raised in the meteor town Chelyabinsk!

Office smiles on the Sochi-Park site Office smiles on the Sochi-Park site

Discussion in Russian Discussion in Russian

Sochi-Park overview Sochi-Park overview

Closer look at the entrance area Closer look at the entrance area

Jack Rouse-powered Sochi-Park concept art featuring Russian architecture Jack Rouse-powered Sochi-Park concept art featuring Russian architecture

The castle-themed hotel at the entrance under construction... The castle-themed hotel at the entrance under construction...

Closer look Closer look

This is how it's supposed to look like This is how it's supposed to look like

On the future castle's roof On the future castle's roof

Workers on site Workers on site

Sochi-Park site seen from the hotel roof Sochi-Park site seen from the hotel roof

All this, on the left and on the right... All this, on the left and on the right...

...will turn into Sochi-Park, or 'Sochi Adventure Park' ...will turn into Sochi-Park, or 'Sochi Adventure Park'

Opening in one year? Not sure, though! Opening in one year? Not sure, though!

Road through Sochi-Park territory Road through Sochi-Park territory

On-site office... On-site office...

Discussions between open doors Discussions between open doors

Sochi's Adler district will turn from a turtle into Godzilla within one year Sochi's Adler district will turn from a turtle into Godzilla within one year



© 2007 - 2014


"The Theme Park Guy" and the "roller coaster hat" are registered trademarks and design patents respectively.