Mission Hills China Partners With Village Roadshow Limited To Bring World-Class Wet'n'Wild Water Theme Park to Haikou

Nov 09, 2015, 06:20 ET from Mission Hills China

HAIKOU, China, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Hills China has announced a joint partnership with Guangxi Investment Group and leading international theme park owner and operator, Village Roadshow Limited (VRL) for the establishment of  Wet'n'Wild Haikou, China's first Wet'n'Wild water theme park. This will be a destination water theme park, similar to VRL's Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Wet'n'Wild Sydney and Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas.

Mission Hills Group, a pioneer in China's fledgling hospitality, sports and leisure industry, is collaborating with experts in theme park construction and operations. VRL is Australia's largest international theme park owner and operator with theme parks throughout Australia and the US. Their vast portfolio includes Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, Wet'n'Wild Sydney, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Paradise Country, Australian Outback Spectacular, Village Roadshow Studios and Sea World Resort.

Wet'n'Wild Haikou will be developed by Mission Hills Group and operated by VRL. Water Technology Inc, a leader in water park design and technology, will be the lead design consultant. WhiteWater West Industries, the leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative water park products, will supply all of the attractions.

The 50,000m2 Wet'n'Wild Haikou is located within Haikou's 1,000,000m2 Mission Hills Centreville featuring Mission Hills - Lan Kwai Fong - a family-friendly cosmopolitan leisure complex with restaurants and bars, shopping, entertainment and cultural elements; internationally renowned hotel brands such as Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance and Hard Rock Hotels; and the Mission Hills - Huayi Brothers - Feng XiaoGang Movie Town, a film-themed tourism, commercial and cultural district.

Wet'n'Wild Haikou features the world's biggest 'n' best collection of thrilling slides and attractions that cater to the entire family. It will also feature an 8,000 m2 indoor family water park so that guests can enjoy year round entertainment.

The estimated total investment of the Wet'n'Wild Haikou project is approximately RMB 500 million and is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Dr. Ken Chu, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group said: "Mission Hills Group is excited to work with Village Roadshow Limited, the proven global experts in theme park development and management. The addition of Wet'n'Wild Haikou will reaffirm Mission Hills Haikou's position as one of the most sought-after tourism destinations in the world.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) Chief Executive Officer, Tim Fisher said: "Our involvement in the Wet'n'Wild Haikou project and future operation of the park represents significant reward and recognition of VRTP's branding and world-class capabilities. We look forward to working closely with Mission Hills Group, leader in China's hospitality, sports and leisure industry, to deliver a world-class destination water theme park to the people of Haikou, its many tourists and of course, all of China."

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About Mission Hills Group

Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and the tropical island of Hainan, is the pioneer in China's fledgling hospitality, sports and leisure industry. Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognized as the leading golf brand in the world and synonymous with high-end, luxurious and exquisitely designed residences. Mission Hills has been the major driving force behind the sports and leisure industry in China. Its three world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations have hosted more than 100 international tournaments. Mission Hills has also been accredited as the 'World's Largest Golf Club' by the Guinness World Records.

Mission Hills' properties sprawl over 40 sq.km. They include 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, an international convention center, golf academies and Asia's largest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters of China's Tennis and Golf Associations.

The Group's "golf and more" leisure philosophy has catalysed its tourism-related business expansion. Mission Hills Centreville, Mission Hills - Huayi Brothers - Feng Xiaogang Movie Town and Mission Hills - Lan Kwai Fong Haikou are family-friendly metropolitan leisure complexes and low-carbon town centres. Hubs for business, leisure, wellness and entertainment, their highlights include 1,000-plus international anchor brands featuring the latest fashion labels, finest jewelry and watches; trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars; state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas; ice skating rinks; bowling alleys; world-renowned auto showrooms; and many other exciting offerings. A collection of international hotels are showcased in these developments, among them Marriott International's Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel brands, and Hard Rock International.

Today, Mission Hills Group has achieved many milestones and become the pre-eminent conglomerate in the sports, tourism, leisure and entertainment industry. The next breakthrough in the Group's evolution will occur as it brings its tried and true branding and golf management services to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Yunnan, Chongqing and other destinations.

Village Roadshow Limited

Village Roadshow has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 1988. With the Company's roots still based in Melbourne, under the guiding hand of the Kirby family headed by Mr. Robert Kirby and Co Chairman / Co CEO, Mr. Graham Burke, few are aware of the breadth or the diversity of Village Roadshow's entertainment and media assets.

Today, Village Roadshow operates core businesses in Theme Parks, Film and DVD Distribution, Cinema and Film Production. While creating strong and diverse earnings streams, these businesses are complementary, targeting a similar customer demographic and providing significant cross-promotional opportunities.

In film, Village Roadshow is a major movie producer and film and DVD distributor as well as operator of cinema exhibition circuits. In movie production, the Company is one of the most successful independent producers in Hollywood with successes including The Matrix trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Get Smart, I am Legend and Sherlock Holmes.

Village Roadshow owns and operates the popular theme parks on Queensland's Gold Coast: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild, Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country, as well as Sea World Resort & Water Park and Village Roadshow Studios. Internationally Village Roadshow also has a water park in Las Vegas, and in December of 2013 opened Wet'n'Wild Sydney.

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