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Hundreds of Romanians queued up on Sunday to see Terra Park, the country’s largest amusement park be unveiled in the capital city.
The park was built following a total investment of 25 million euro and has an area of 30,000 square metres, according to its developer, Rami Dacia, a private Romanian company that produces synthetic diamonds.
“The people of Bucharest and tourists from outside the city will enjoy the experience of a modern amusement park, provided with [the] latest generation equipment. We aim to attract about 600,000 visitors in the first year,” Doina Ganoe, the park’s spokesperson said.
“Of course, given the current economic conditions, we don’t expect to make a profit in the first three years after opening”.
The amusement park has 30 attractions, including a rollercoaster, big wheels, bumper-cars and carousels. The park has also a Z Force Tower platform which rises to a height of 53 meters and goes down at high speed, a 310 meters rollercoaster, and a water slide with boats.
Terra Park is also offering visitors 500 parking spaces and access to specific services such as a food court, souvenir shop, event spaces.
The developer has said it is planning a second stage of the project, to offer visitors new facilities such as a hotel, a concert hall and the biggest rollercoaster in the country.
Romania has so far failed to open any major amusement parks. Eight years ago, the then government failed to find investors in order to launch a $15.6 million Count Dracula theme park near Bucharest. The planned location was close to the burial site of Vlad the Impaler, the real-life Romanian prince who inspired the Dracula myth.
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