Wanda Group will soon break the record for the world’s largest indoor ski resort when RMB40 billion (US$5.9 million) Harbin Wanda City opens its doors in June 30, 2017.
Spanning 1.5 million square metres, the development’s main highlight is a 80,000m2 indoor ski area with six ski slopes that can accommodate up to 3,000 pax at a time. There is also a 1,800m2 indoor ice skating rink and a 15,000m2 snow recreation area.
Other attractions include two amusement parks; an outdoor theme park with rollercoaster rides, live shows and parades; plus a movie theme park offering simulator rides, 4D shows and immersive theatrical performances.
As well, Wanda will operate three hotel brands within the resort to offer 1,095 rooms altogether, with more properties expected to be developed by third-party operators in the future. Other on-site facilities include a massive retail mall with a cinema, a 120m-high restaurant, MICE facilities and more.
Wanda Group marketing director Felicia Toh expects the domestic market as well as neighbouring Russia to form a majority of the clientele for Harbin Wanda City.