Magazine article Screen International

Wanda Unveils Wuhan Theme Park

Magazine article Screen International

Wanda Unveils Wuhan Theme Park

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China's Dalian Wanda group held a launch ceremony at the weekend for its latest entertainment projects, Wanda Movie Park and Han Show Theatre, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Located at opposite ends of the Wuhan Central Cultural District, an $8bn (RMB50bn) development project in downtown Wuhan, the two sites cost a combined $1.14bn (RMB7bn).

Described as the world's first indoor movie theme park, Wanda Movie Park was designed by architect Mark Fisher and features six attractions including 'Ultimate Energy', which combines 3D projection, live actors, props, stunts and special effects to transport riders to a future where man is at war with machines.

Also designed by Fisher with Franco Dragone as director, the Han Show Theatre features aerial, aquatic and immersive stage performance technology, including seating that lifts and pivots to enable the audience configuration to change shape.

Fisher was previously art director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, London Olympic Games and Guangzhou Asian Olympic Games. …

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