Right on time for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, a new Joypolis indoor amusement park is opening in Shanghai on February 6th. It may not be Disneyland, but it’ll do for now.
Japanese entertainment company Sega will be opening the park inside Shanghai’s Global Harbor shopping mall, in hopes of cashing in on the biggest holiday of the year and the increased domestic tourism that comes along with it. To open the park, Sega partnered with China Animation Group, who are also opening a virtual reality game center just next door.
According to SCMP, Shanghai’s Joypolis spans 8,300 square meters and feature 21 attractions, among them its signature Transformers ride. Tickets will start at ¥120, with full-day passes being priced at ¥248.
“We believe that Shanghai Joypolis can attract a wider swath of the young generation,” China Animation chief exec Jason Zhuang said in a statement on Monday, hinting also at further collaboration for yet more “advanced” virtual reality game experiences.
Having already opened a Joypolis park in Shandong province’s Qingdao last year, Sega has plans for more parks in China, to add to its collection of six surviving locations in Japan. More joy can’t be a bad thing.
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