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Huge Dragon Ball Theme Park Plans Revealed for Saudi Arabia

If you’ve ever thought that Dragon Ball would make for a great theme park, you’re not the only one. The Qiddiya Investment Company revealed that it’s creating a huge Dragon Ball theme park for Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia. This is part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to bring more tourism to the country.

This is meant to be an enormous park, consisting of more than 500,000 square meters, and cut up into seven sections. You’ll be able to see places like Capsule Corporation, Beerus’s Planet, and Kame House.

The official English Dragon Ball website explained:

At the park, visitors will be able to join an adventure with Goku and pals as they enjoy the world of Dragon Ball, from the very beginning of the anime all the way up through Dragon Ball Super!

This theme park will feature five state-of-the-art rides as part of a lineup of 30+ attractions! And if that wasn’t already exciting enough, construction of a 70 meter-high Shenron is also planned, with this landmark containing a large-scale roller coaster inside!

In addition, there will also be fully stocked hotels and restaurants available at the park to enable fans to immerse themselves in the world of Dragon Ball for an entire day of fun.

There is also this teaser video of what the park could look like.

There are no announced dates on when we might be able to expect it to open. Instead, the official English Dragon Ball website invites people to “stay tuned” for more information.

Dragon Ball has been in the news a lot lately for a sadder reason: the passing of Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball’s creator. This planned park could be a major way of keeping Toriyama’s legacy going, and the Qiddiya Investment Company is banking on the number of international fans the series has.

Source: Dragon Ball Official English site


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