Opening of the World's first robots theme park: "ROBOT LAND" in Incheon, South KoreaAge: 24 months
Sealed in 31 August 2014 21:59:56
Opened at: 31 August 2016 21:00:00
In 2009, we heard that South Korea was working on some sort of massive robot theme park that was scheduled to open in 2012. And then, we kind of didn't hear anything for a very, very, very long time. Now that it's 2014, Robot Land is back in the news and apparently actually really seriously no kidding getting built. Yay!
After years bogged down in environmental reviews (there's a stream that probably had some sort of endangered microbe in it on the build site), Masan Robot Land officially broke ground right about here in December of last year. The first phase of construction will include a robot research and development center, a convention center, a robot exhibition hall, and (most importantly) robot theme parks.
This is all supposed to be finished by September 2016 (with the theme park opening first, in January of 2015), which seems optimistic based on how this project has gone so far. But, 700 billion won (over US $660 million) has been promised, and 89 percent of the required land (300 acres) has been purchased, so things are definitely happening now. And once phase one is complete, phase two will add a bunch of hotels and condos and stuff, to open in 2018.
The Robot Land theme park could include:
Visitors can build their own droids
Roller coasters, a big wheel, rides and a water park.
An aquarium showcasing mechanical fish.
A night club, interactive cinemas and show spaces.
Shops selling hi-tech robots.
An R&D centre where engineers can build the next generation of robots.
A graduate school to educate future robotics engineers.
Huge exhibition spaces.
Detailed info about the robot park: http://www.robotland.or.kr/
Also detailed article about: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2549393/The-ROBOT-theme-park-South-Korea-plans-380m-attraction-visitors-build-droids-watch-mechanical-animals.html
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