Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Location: Universal City, California, USA
Budget: US$500 million
Attraction: Universal Studios’ second Harry Potter theme
park in the United States added a 3-D viewing experience to
differentiate it from the original Harry Potter park in Florida.
Fun Built for Theme park projects are a hot ticket around the world.
Location: Williamstown, Kentucky, USA
Budget: US$100 million
Attraction: The replica of Noah’s Ark, built to biblical
specifications, is made of timber and weighs 2,100 tons.
The construction team worked around the clock six days
a week for 11 months to keep the project on schedule.
Shanghai Disney Resort
Location: Shanghai, China
Budget: US$5.5 billion
Attraction: Walt Disney Co.’s sixth theme park and
mainland China’s first foreign-backed theme park took
decades of planning, including nearly 20 years of negotiations between Disney and the Chinese government.
Location: Paris, France
Budget: US$3.3 billion
Attraction: As the largest project in Europe by a single
investor, the retail and leisure development will cover more
than 198 acres (80.1 hectares)—and provide competition for
Europe’s most popular theme park, Disneyland Paris.
Location: Oaxtepec, Mexico
Budget: US$16 million
Attraction: Six Flags renovated a shuttered water park,
creating new slides, rides and eateries across 67 acres ( 27. 1
hectares). The U.S. company negotiated with the Mexican
government for two years before purchasing the park.