Fangte amuse­ment park’s re­vamped rides draw more and more guests

China Daily European Weekly - - SHENYANG SPECIAL - By REN XIAOJIN Strange Tales from a Chi­nese Stu­dio, Juras­sic Park

The Shenyang Fangte Amuse­ment Park — the Dis­ney­land of the Shenyang, Liaon­ing prov­ince — has poured heav­ily into its new drama-themed projects in­te­gra­tion the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to of­fer bet­ter tourism ex­pe­ri­ences.

Ac­cord­ing to the park, it has spent mil­lions of yuan in new en­ter­tain­ment projects, such as an im­mer­sive theater to present bizarre sto­ries from a book by Pu Songling of the Qing Dy­nasty (16441911). The book com­prises many love sto­ries in­volv­ing ghosts and spir­its.

The park will present the clas­sic tales in a mod­ern way, us­ing ad­vanced aug­mented re­al­ity and vir­tual re­al­ity tech­nolo­gies, as well as sta­teof-the-art dig­i­tal light­ing and sound sys­tems.

It has also built a 4-D cin­ema to recre­ate Steven Spiel­berg’s time­less clas­sic with a thrilling ride.

A group of over­seas stu­dents from Liaon­ing Univer­sity in Shenyang toured the amuse­ment park and ex­pe­ri­enced the drama based on the an­cient Chi­nese sto­ries.

The park man­age­ment tried to lure more vis­i­tors dur­ing this year’s Mother’s Day, which fell on May 14. The park of­fered a 50 per­cent dis­count for fe­male vis­i­tors dur­ing the hol­i­day.

“My mom likes the themed park,” said a Shenyang lo­cal. “I’m bring­ing her to the amuse­ment park as gift for Mother’s Day.”

The park is lo­cated in the Shen­bei New District in the north of Shenyang, which fea­tures abundant tourism re­sources.

The new area cur­rently of­fers a num­ber of choices for ur­ban es­capists, in­clud­ing a nat­u­ral re­serve, coun­try­side ex­pe­ri­ences, hot springs and in­dus­trial tours, lo­cal of­fi­cials said.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, the park, a na­tional A-class tourism at­trac­tion, wel­comed 196,000 vis­i­tors dur­ing the La­bor Day hol­i­day, up 13.7 per­cent com­pared to last year. They brought the at­trac­tion 12.9 mil­lion yuan ($1.86 mil­lion) in rev­enue, up 32.22 per­cent.

“Dur­ing the hol­i­day, there was an ob­vi­ous in­crease in the num­ber of tourists from out­side the prov­ince, in­clud­ing Jilin, Hei­longjiang and In­ner Mon­go­lia,” said a se­nior of­fi­cer at the amuse­ment park.


Over­seas stu­dents from Liaon­ing Univer­sity tour around the Shenyang Fangte Amuse­ment Park.

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