Second theme park for Beirut

22 August 2003
US developer International Theme Park Services (ITPS)has announced plans to build a $100 million entertainment complex near Beirut. The 180,000-square-metre attraction is due to be completed in 2004. It will comprise a Wild West section with restaurants and an oil derrick free-fall ride, an Egyptian tomb zone, an adventure zone, a flying carpet ride, the Seven Voyages of Sinbad ride and other themed entertainment from Western and Arab cultures.

ITPS says it is also considering a later expansion of the park to include an African safari theme park on a nearby hillside.

The project is the country's second theme park, joining the$40 million Metropolitan Park project, being developed by Al Habtoor Groupof the UAE.

The park, which will be built on a 107,000-square-metre plot of land located in Haret al-Sit, near Jamhour, is expected to generate some 200 jobs and cater for around 1,400-3,000 visitors a day. The park will be themed on Mediterranean cities such as Ibiza, Athens and Carthage.

It will include an old-style souk, a bird show, a 1,200-seat amphitheatre, musical fountains, concert facilities, a rollercoaster, a mirror maze and a miniature park.

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