Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Update: I was wrong, apparently there is video of construction. Looks like this theme park is actually happening.
Reports have begun to spread that a new theme park is being developed for China called JoyLand. But since there is no photos of actual construction, I’m a bit skeptical about the whole project. According to the official website, the new park will feature lavish World of Warcraft and StarCraft themed areas, and that the park is planning to open in May 2011. At this point in time there should be a lot of photos of construction, something I couldn’t find anywhere online. And why wouldn’t Blizzard have mentioned this licensing opportunity at one of their past Blizzcon gaming conventions?
Either way I think the concept images are cool enough to share and talk about the possibilities. The areas mentioned on the Joyland website are “Hero Gate”, “Taobao Avenue,” “Mysterious Island”, “Moore Park”, “World of Legend” (a popular Chinese MMO), “Universe of StarCraft”, “the Terrain of Warcraft”, “Moles World” and “Temple Mount”. Joyland also plans to house a giant e-sports center that aims to become a trade expo destination. Check out the concept images after the jump.