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I've been umming and arrring about making a topic about this park for ages because it's been in limbo for years. But it finally looks like they are back on track again.
Hainan Ocean Paradise is a planned park on the Chinese Island of Hainan. A massively popular holiday destination for the Chinese. The park is being backed by Village Roadshow Theme Parks who own SeaWorld, Warner Brothers Movie World and Wet'n'Wild in Australia. The park was due to open in 2015 but hit delays which I've never been able to figure out. But people working on the park weren't paid and the park sat in Limbo for a couple of years in this state.
However a new deal seems to have been struck and the park is moving forwards.
The park is set to be in the style of SeaWorld/Wet'n'Wild in Australia (note SeaWorld in Australia has nothing to do with Sea World in the US hence the lack of a space in the name apparently) with a theme park section featuring marine exhibits and a water park.
Here's some various versions of plans and overall concept art out there.
The eagle eyed will see at least one coaster in there. But the theme park is mostly an unknown apart from a couple of rides, one of which is a very interesting coaster.
Concept art for a water ride at the park
Concept art for the main coaster
Again the eagle eyed will notice the coaster looks like Fahrenheit at Hershey Park. And that's because it is like that but with a different layout. Some of the Chinese chaps with i guess inside info have made an NL mock up of what the ride should look like.
Now this parks been an unknown for so long I'm still not 100% sure it will ever get finished. But the future looks a lot better than it did a couple of months ago. So fingers crossed.
Plus Hainan is home to the Chinese's newest rocket launching complex and I can't think of something that would be cooler to watch from a theme park than a rocket launch