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Paramount Movie Park Korea

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Date Visited:
February 17, 2009 / July 25, 2009 / November 18, 2009
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Construction Update November 18, 2009

Since my last visit, a small promotion office and a couple of huge billboards have appeared on-site with some exciting illustrations of how the park and its attractions will look. But the best news: I watched an excavator breaking ground behind the billboards, transforming the former Daewoo parking lot into Paramount Movie soil. It was like watching lead turn into gold!

The surrounding 'New Songdo City' looks a bit anonymous and cold, but maybe it's just the temperature here in November that makes it feel that way. The impressive new bridge from Incheon airport to Songdo is now open: I counted the minutes and it was exactly 35 from the airport terminal to the future Paramount entrance, down from a 1.5 hour drive last time!

I have every confidence that the world's only Paramount Movie theme park at the crossroads of China, Russia and Japan is going to be a success.
If it gets built.

Via the new Incheon Paramount Movie Park KoreaNew logoParamount Movie Park billboardsParamount Movie Park billboards from different angleThree billboards on the leftThree billboards on the rightParamount Movie ParkTitanicTitanic ride or show from insideMayan flume ride in the center of the parkMore Paramount ridesProposed Paramount Movie Park Korea stunt showRoller coasterMagnetic dark ride?Paramount Movie Park Korea site officeSite office up closeConstruction commencedVehicles movingTruly ground-breakingParamount at the front, Ramada Songdo hotel at the backFuture Paramount Movie Park areaNo structures going up yetNew Songdo City in the background

Construction Update July 25, 2009

As of July 2009 there are still no cranes or excavators gracing the soil on which future Paramount dreams will be built. A site office, including a couple of preview billboards, seems to be under construction and proves that something is going on, though.

Next time I come back I want to see some signs of progress or I will bring an excavator and start digging myself! Paramount Movie Park, certainly a marvelous addition to the theme park world, has to come alive and The Theme Park Guy will tolerate no excuses!

Future Paramount Movie Park Korea locationSite entranceFuture Paramount billboardsFuture officeParamount Movie Park Korea office in the makingConstruction fence

Construction Update February 17, 2009

The first Paramount Movie Park is going to be built in South Korea, far away from it’s native Los Angeles.

A Titanic ride is expected here and a reproduction of the iconic Paramount Pictures Mountain is planned as the centerpiece for the park. The Ground Breaking Ceremony took place in November 2008; however, as of February 2009, there is only a construction fence surrounding a parking lot. But I love this fence. Paramount Movie Park. Magic.

The big question is whether Paramount will be the eagerly anticipated third big player to rival Disney and Universal. The Warner Brothers theme parks haven’t lived up to it yet. They are well designed, but lack creativity and inspiration in their rides. Will Paramount do the same? Buy pre-manufactured rides and repackage them with Paramount film titles? Or will they really experiment, go crazy and get some good people on board to create the ultimate Titanic sink-experience? I have high hopes for this theme park and will follow its construction closely!

New bridge linking Incheon airport to New Songo CityParamount Movie Park Korea location on a mapArriving in New Songdo CityNew residential skyscrapersA massive development built from scratchFuture Paramount Movie Park location (Songdo skyscrapers at the back)Paramount construction fenceParamount Movie Park Korea logoParamount Movie Park Korea siteSite entrance from aboveParamount Movie Park site entranceCloser lookSite entrance security building (without security)To date, it's nothing more than an empty parking lot2014 Asian Games! on the same fenceParamount's neigborhoodSouth Korean villageA promising site!
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