[Singapur] Universal Studios Sentosa

27 septiembre, 2007 0 Por Benic85

Singapur, una ciudad-estado de Asia la cual está resgitrando unos niveles de crecimiento de riqueza espectaculares, se ha proyectado la construcción de un complejo de Universal Studios.

El parque base de este complejo será una mezcla entre IOA y Universal Studios:

Universal’s Sentosa theme park to be larger than in Hollywood

SINGAPORE : Genting International is promising to bring in a Universal theme park to Sentosa, if it wins the bid for the integrated resort there. And the Sentosa attraction will be much bigger than the Universal theme park in Hollywood.

This was revealed on Thursday as Genting unveiled details of its plans for the Sentosa site.

Best known for its movie-related rides in its parks in Hollywood and Orlando, Universal promises new attractions in Singapore.

«We have made business out of combining state-of-the-art technology with the highest level of creativity, so we have a portfolio of attractions that are recognised as being top tier entertainment. We intend to bring a variety of those and a variety of new attractions, specifically designed for Singapore, here,» said Mark Woodbury, Chief Creative Officer of Universal.

While the request for proposals for the Sentosa site was launched only in April this year, Universal has been conceptualising its plans way before that.

«We would only bring the very best creative thinking to bear on behalf of Singapore. And as you can imagine, we have had a number of work sessions and this has been going on for over a year as we’ve been developing concepts for Singapore. As you know, this is a competitive situation so we would rather keep some of our surprises for later,» said Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal.

For Universal, it is another attempt at a bite of the cherry.

It revealed that it had earlier considered building a theme park in Singapore but did not proceed because it could not get the approvals and incentives it wanted.

As the focus on the Sentosa integrated resort will be on family leisure-centric attractions, Universal says its theme park here will be significantly larger than the 17-hectare facility in Hollywood.

However, Universal will not take an equity stake in the bid even though it will spearhead the theme park development here.

And analysts say this could work against the Genting effort because 10 percent of the scoring goes to the strength of the consortium.

There are four potential bidders for the Sentosa site including Eighth Wonder and the Harrah’s-Keppel Land partnership.

Kerzner International is the only other bidder which has given details of its plans.

It said it will invest in excess of US$1.5 billion in the development and hopes to open the resort by 2010.

Fuente: channelnewsasia

Sep. 26th, 2006 — It has been reported that Universal Studios is working on a new theme park for Singapore that would be larger than their current Hollywood location.Promoters are calling the new park a first-of-its-kind for Asia and are expecting attendance in the five million-visitor range.Estimates are that the new park will cost around US$1 billion and will include 6 themed areas and rides themed after movies such as Madagascar, King Kong, Waterworld and Revenge of the Mummy.

The current four bilders vying to build the resort are due to submit their proposals on October 10.

El nuevo Universal Studios en Singapur contará con 6 zonas temáticas y entre ellas atracciones como Madagascar, King Kong, Waterworld y The Revenge of the Mummy. El coste… 1 Billon de $ que vienen a ser unos 780 millones de € aproximadamente.

Detalles de este nuevo y gran resort de Universal Studios en el Mundo!

Lugar: Sentosa Island
Accionistas: Genting International, Star Cruises, Universal Studios
Parque Temático Universal Studios: 7 zonas con 22 atracciones (16 de ellas diseñadas especialmente para este nuevo parque)

Zonas: Waterworld, The Lost World, Egypt, Super Hero City, Back Lot-The Big Apple, Hollywood Boulevard & Cartoon Studios

Rides: Journey to Madagascar, Jurassic Park, Mummy & Spiderman como conocidas hasta ahora.

DreamWorks Digital Animation Studios: Incluido dentro de lo que será el USS

Hoteles: Seis hoteles, uno de ellos será el Hotel Michael diseñado por Michael Graves, todo ello para tener un total de 1860 habitaciones aproximadamente. Ademas, uno de los hoteles será diseñado tambien por la cadena lujosa de ESPA.

Extras del Resort: Quest Marine Life Park (Parque marino con una lago de tiburones y ballenas con mas de 6.5 millones de galones de agua nose cuantos litros son, pero se convertirá en más grande del mundo), The Equarius Water Park, dentro del bosque de la isla donde se encontrará, The Maritime Xperiential Museum (dedicado a la historia maritima en Asia y sobre la Ruta de la Seda… y la zona Festival Walk Area

Festival Walk Area: Show Place (amfiteatro al aire libre con mas de 2100 asientos), Bull Ring (lo mismo pero con mas de 6300) Imagineering (teatro con mas de 1700 asientos donde se realizaran shows con agua, lasers, efectos especiales… donde podrá estar el The Cran Ballet para hacer un show de performans, luces, agua, fuego… con pantallas gigantes de LCD, junto con alguna gente que formaba parte del Cirque du Solei, que llamaran La Vie. No se descartaría algun casino dentro del resort.

Previsión para el 2010: 15 millones de visitas

Presupuesto: 3.38 Billones de $

Fuente: Screamscape & el documento en pdf: www.gentinginternational.com