A new theme park will open in Europe and this one is from a major entertainment company as it will be a Paramount Park. You've heard recently the announcement of a Paramount Park coming to London, but this one is another Paramount park project, located at Alhama de Murcia, in Spain. Although the project was announced a while ago it took sometime to get the green light from the city council, and on May 9 a special session of Alhama de Murcia's city council formally approved the plan. The council had now concluded all the bureaucratic stages to be able to grant full planning permission and this will enable the construction of the park to start shortly.
As a matter of fact this Paramount park is part of an even bigger project which include the construction of another area called Lifestyle Center which will include condos and office buildings, leisure gardens, seven 4 or 3 stars hotels and one 5 stars hotels including a casino, malls, dining and night life areas, business and convention center, an auditorium and exhibition hall for cultural events, etc...
So, the whole project is a pretty big one but we will concentrate on what is the most interesting for us, i.e the theme park itself as it will include shows and rides, some from famous license movies. Let's start with the park's map, and as you can see the park will include five lands.
Here is a picture of the park's model, the Paramount park entrance is here located at the bottom right. It certainly will not be as big as Disneyland Paris Magic Kingdom and my feeling is that it should be the same size, if not a bit bigger, than Universal Studios park in Singapore, which also has its lands placed all around a center lake.
Let's start the visit of the park, would we, and in the grand Disney and more tradition i have for you all the artworks for each ride and attractions! As usual click on each of them to see them in big size.
The first rendering below shows of course the entrance of the park with guests walking through the legendary Paramount gate.
Next, they will enter Paseo Paramount, a dining and retail spine that will run through the park...
...and the key entertainment offering will be "Paramount Live!" a musical revue that will celebrate Paramount greatest movie musicals in a live stage spectacular.
"Adventure City" will be the next land on the left, here is an artwork of the main street.
In Adventure City, guests will find what should be a big E-Ticket ride, "Mission Impossible 4D". The 4D virtual attraction will mix the best scenes of the movies and its most stunning special effects, including a similar set as the one appearing in Tom Cruise movies.
It seems that you can expect here a ride using a similar technology than Universal's Spiderman or Transformers ride - even the ride vehicle looks the same - with a mix of 3D movies on giant screens and additional "real" show effects! Below, the pre show and show artworks.
Always in Adventure City guests will experience at "Titanic, the Exhibition" the unforgettable story of the Titanic that took place 100 years ago, through artifacts, displays and special medias. This one will obviously be a walk-through attraction. I've seen the Titanic exhibition which is on tour around the world and it was already very good, and i expect the one in the park to be much better considering the decors wouldn't have to be designed to be "moved" in several locations, like the ones of the exhibition tour.
In Adventure City's Osteria Corleone restaurant, inspired by the Godfather movies, visitors will know at first hand what food establishments from the italian immigrants in the U.S looked like during the 1940's.
Let's move to the next land: Rango's West, and this one seems to be the "Frontierland" of the park, but a funny one: "The Far-West will be the main character of this world within the Paramount park with a combination of performances, shops, rides and restaurants".
Rango the sheriff will be the main character in "How the West Was Sung" an attraction in which visitors will help the character to restore order in the city, and the 4D scenes will bring the guests to a world filled with legendary characters from the Paramount western movies. This attraction seems to be a 4D theater movie and i have the feeling that the film might be inspired by the concept of DLP WDS Cinemagique attraction in which a character has been digitally include in real movie clips...
On Rango's Raging Rapids guest will embark for a wet and wild raft ride and shall overcome all the obstacles they will find on their way, unless they want to be completely wet at the end of it!
The Spirit of the West Mine coaster will be Rango's West roller coaster "traveling around various landscapes at a locomotive speed".
Rango's West will also features a shooting gallery and close to the Spirit of the West Mine coaster a play area "where all the themed elements are delightfully larger than life". Think about a "Western Toy Story Land" and you should be close to what this play area will be.
The artwork visit of Paramount Park Murcia is not finished yet and there is more lands to come, including what will be Paramount Park Murcia equivalent of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, and the part two is now on line HERE with more great renderings!
All artwork and pictures: copyright Paramount Parks and Pictures