'Joyland' Blizzard Theme Park Being Built In China (PHOTOS)
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So geek fantasies do come true. At least they do In Wunjin district, China. Reported way back on February 7, 2011 by a French gaming blog, the videogame studio Blizzard's World of Warcraft and StarCraft themed amusement park appears to be more than just rumor after recent photos of the construction surfaced along with a Chinese news report.
This won't be the first time a "unique" theme park has come to fruition in China. In 2009 there was a Kingdom of Dwarves theme park that showcased people of short stature.
There's also Oriental Land near Shanghai, China. Oriental Land features a water park, boat rides, military defense training and a full sized American aircraft replica complete with Chinese military hardware on display inside.
Completing the circle of weird is Joyland, which will apparently be comprised of five themed sections: Terrain of Warcraft, Universe of StarCraft, Island of Mystery, Moles World (the cute section), and World of Legend.
Joyland was supposed to open by this March, but judging by the photos it doesn't look like it is going to be ready by then. Then again this is China we're talking about, where entire hotels have been built in six days.
Here's the Chinese news report. There are no English subtitles.
This is the Joyland website (Chinese).
Joyland Concept Art
This screenshot was taken from the Chinese news report.
Joyland Concept Model
Screen taken from Chinese news report.
Moles World, Joyland