Already home to the world’s largest floating solar farm, parkour course and spokeless Ferris wheel, China has added yet another modern marvel to its ever-growing list of extremely big things — the world’s largest indoor ski resort.
On June 30th, real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda opened its newest attraction in the northeastern city of Harbin. The $6 billion Harbin Wanda City project includes a 1.6-square-kilometer ski resort that boasts six different ski runs, the longest of which is around 500 meters in length. In total, 3,000 people can use the resort at the same time.
It is Wanda’s sixth theme park in China. Last year, the company’s CEO, Wang Jianlin, China’s second-richest man, vowed that his “wolf pack” of smaller domestic theme parks would squash foreign invader Shanghai Disneyland. However, that now seems a bit unlikely. Wang has made peace with Disney and apparently now has bigger problems than Mickey Mouse to deal with.
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