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Blizzard-Themed Amusement Park in the Works?

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An amusement park is reportedly under construction using Warcraft and StarCraft themes.

French website GameBlog (via G4) claims that an amusement park called "World Joyland" will open its doors in the Wujin district, China in March 2011. The park will supposedly contain two Blizzard-themed zones.

Although we haven't heard anything official from Blizzard, the park will allegedly consist of individually-themed "lands" (or districts) much like Disney World and Disneyland here in the States. These will include Island of Mystery, Terrain of Warcraft, Universe of StarCraft, Moles World and World of Legend, the latter of which seemingly borrowing architecture from Diablo using domes, tall arches and various shades of brown.

In addition to individual themes, China's Joyland amusement park will reportedly feature a video game museum and a dedicated e-Sports center. But don't fret: Joyland will be a fully-featured amusement park packed with plenty of rides including a double free-falling tower, a simulator and three types of roller coasters.

Based on the Joyland website, Moles World appears to be designed for younger children, offering a Merry-Go-Round, a monorail system and other child-oriented attractions. Universe of Starcraft plays host to three main Starcraft-themed attractions and Terrain of Warcraft plays host to two main attractions. The other two zones offer themed attractions as well like roller coasters, log rides and so on.

The bad news in regards to Joyland is that the "official" website seemingly doesn't provide any evidence that the amusement park is actually under construction, offering a Flash-based introduction of each zone. The setup is detailed enough to look legit, and it's certainly quite possible that Blizzard has allowed the use of its Warcraft and StarCraft themes for the park.

Of course, the other bad news is that the park resides in China, thus making it difficult for US-based Blizzard fans to schedule a quick trip over the weekend. If the amusement park is indeed legit, we'd like to see a carbon copy over here in the States-- namely called Blizzardland or some other Blizzard-related title.

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    djsting , February 8, 2011 8:34 PM
    I would support WoW-land if and only if there was a ride called the Leeroy Jenkins.....
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    slabbo , February 8, 2011 8:36 PM
    damn if true this sounds amazing! go go china, and please include a Duke's Playground (strip club/bar)
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    malphas , February 8, 2011 9:21 PM
    The logo on that Chinese website is a rip-off of Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park logo (see here: http://www.officialticketcenter.com/%5CImages%5CLogo%5CIoAlogo2.gif)
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    pangedit , February 8, 2011 9:21 PM
    World Joyland? LOL? Who the heck named that? Im more interested in the name of the theme park than the news itself lol.
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    malphas , February 8, 2011 9:22 PM
    Double post to make the link work http://www.officialticketcenter.com/%5CImages%5CLogo%5CIoAlogo2.gif%29
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    malphas , February 8, 2011 9:22 PM
    D: http://www.officialticketcenter.com/%5CImages%5CLogo%5CIoAlogo2.gif
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    bayouboy , February 8, 2011 9:51 PM
    There was an Nvidia Chapel. I wonder what that is all about.
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    fyasko , February 8, 2011 10:35 PM
    i doubt blizzard has any connection other than it is being ripped off... when i'm their i'll pick up some NIKES shoes and an APAD to go along with my MARSBUCKS coffee...
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    Bigmac80 , February 8, 2011 11:24 PM
    Will they have Chinese farmers?
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    Von Death , February 9, 2011 2:37 AM
    Instead of the Teacup ride they will have The Gold Farmer. Instead of Indiana Jones, they will have Zerg Rush; The Ride.
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    eddieroolz , February 9, 2011 8:00 AM
    Hey it doesn't need to be officially sanctioned by Blizzard. Chinese companies just ignore any complaints anyway.
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    bildo123 , February 9, 2011 1:02 PM
    Lame, no real dedicated diablo section.
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    chrandalf , February 9, 2011 3:51 PM
    This would involve WOW players actually leaving their house..
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    icemunk , February 9, 2011 4:25 PM
    pangeditWorld Joyland? LOL? Who the heck named that? Im more interested in the name of the theme park than the news itself lol.

    It probably sounds cooler in Chinese and got lost in translation.
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    rhino13 , February 9, 2011 6:08 PM
    I'm sure they have wi-fi over the entirity of the park, along with auto refilling Mountain Dew and Doritos, just so you can focus on your WoW playing even more!

    Just no bones. Cause hey this is China!
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    jsheridan , February 9, 2011 10:01 PM
    I'm all for video games (own both PS3 and X360) and amusement parks but REALLY????? Isn't there something else that people could spend their time and money on that is more important than living out their WoW fantasies in an amusement park based off of video games? Do something to benefit humanity, not increase its stupidity…… remind me to check back on this project in 20 years.
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    bildo123 , February 10, 2011 1:33 PM
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    This would involve WOW players actually leaving their house..


    Good point...I'd bet they would burn like vampires do in the sunlight...or perhaps they'll twinkle like in twilight (or so I've heard).