Paramount theme park to land in massive Incheon IR

Rendering of Inspire in Incheon

A Paramount Picture-branded theme park is set to open within an upcoming multi-billion-dollar integrated entertainment resort in South Korea’s Incheon.

A development by Inspire Integrated Resort, an affiliate of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), the Inspire integrated resort is scheduled to open in phases from 2022 onwards.

Rendering of Inspire in Incheon

The 40-plus ha Paramount-branded theme park with a connecting entertainment and retail village is scheduled to open as part of phase 1B of the project in 2025.

Paramount controls a collection of brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies.

It is one of the brands on the growing list of strategic partners for Project Inspire, according to Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of MGE. “Aligning with highly sought after and recognised brands (sharing) mutual goals is a key component to the creation of the world’s first true integrated entertainment resort.”

Phase 1A of the development, spanning over 170ha of Incheon Airport’s nearly 437ha IBC-III parcel of land, is scheduled to break ground in May next year and open in 2022.

It will include a five-star resort hotel with over 1,250 keys, a 15,000-seat concert and sports arena, casino space with 150 table games and 600 slots/electronic games, a hemispherical dome featuring over 4,500m2 of climate-controlled indoor pool space comprising rides, dining and retail.

A conference and convention space that includes the largest hotel ballroom in Incheon/Seoul at 5,617m2 is also expected to open as part of phase 1A of the project.

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