HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
Wanda Group selects Premier Rides to develop ‘world first’ theme park attraction
Chinese entertainment giant The Wanda Group has awarded Premier Rides a major contract to design and build one of the most cutting-edge attractions ever to be introduced to the theme park industry.
The first-of-its-kind attraction will set a new standard for technical innovation and will reinforce Wanda’s stated goal to be the leader in China’s themed entertainment industry.
The project will represent the most significant investment to date by Wanda on a single attraction and will introduce stunning new technologies that are sure to impress Wanda’s millions of fans.
Commenting on the project, Premier Rides President Jim Seay stated “Premier Rides is incredibly respectful of Wanda’s commitment to build the best, world-class attractions and world-class theme parks throughout China and beyond.
“Their dedication to providing high-end thrilling immersive experiences is very impressive and we are honored to be a part of their vision for success.
“The Wanda team is very focused and works hard to ensure the best possible product. Premier has great synergy with Wanda.”
Premier Rides is known for focusing on large, technically complex projects that incorporate the newest technologies and has provided the ride equipment for award-winning attractions like The Revenge of the Mummy™ at Universal Studios and Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The project with Wanda will take ride technology to a new level and will raise the bar on expectations throughout the industry.
Cloaked in a high level of secrecy, details of the project are being kept very quiet.
Seay added “we are honored to be part of Wanda’s team which is absolutely focused on providing the newest and most exciting rides to the entertainment industry.
“The contract with Wanda is one of the largest ever for Premier Rides and we are very grateful for the trust placed in us.
“The themed entertainment business is very strong right now and Premier is in a growth phase to meet the industry needs.
“We are highly focused on the Asian market as its expansion continues to lead the industry and it has become the focus for the best the industry can imagine.”
US-based Premier Rides is best known for its high-tech magnetic launch roller coasters.
The company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has additional US, European, and Asian offices.
For more information go to www.premier-rides.com
Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and is engaged in three key business activities - commercial properties, culture, and finance. In 2015, its assets amounted to 634 billion yuan with revenue of 290.16 billion yuan.
Wanda Commercial Properties is the world's largest real estate enterprise and the biggest five-star hotel owner in the world.
Wanda Cultural Industry Group is the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the world's largest cinema operator and sports company. It owns four companies - film holdings, sports holdings, tourism holdings and children’s entertainment.
This sector is gradually emerging as one of Wanda’s core businesses.
The Wanda Financial Group is the largest internet finance enterprise in China.
By 2020, Wanda Group aims to become a world class multinational corporation with assets of $200 billion, market capitalisation of US$200 billion, revenue of US$100 billion and net profits of US$10 billion.
For more information go to www.wanda-group.com
The rise of the Wanda Group was profiled in the September/October 2016 issue of Australasian Leisure Management.
Image: Rollercoaster at the Wanda Xishuangbanna International Resort.
15th November 2016 - INVESTMENTS IN CHINA’S THEME PARKS DRIVING ASIAN TOURISM
6th November 2016 - PREMIER RIDES SHIPS UNIQUE ATTRACTION TO QATAR
18th October 2016 - NEW DALIAN WANDA CULTURAL THEME PARK OPENS IN SOUTHERN CHINA
19th January 2012 - PREMIER RIDES TO DESIGN WORLD’S TALLEST INDOOR ROLLERCOASTER
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Rhinoplay offers playground equipment in Australia that is safe, durable, and most importantly fun! We specialise in creating unique indoor playgrounds for play centres and outdoor playgrounds for…read more
INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!