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Murcia gets green light for Paramount Pictures theme park

13th September 2010 Print
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After literally months of unsubstantiated gossip, Paramount Pictures made a formal announcement on Friday 10 September to say that it will be opening its first theme park in Europe with Spain, specifically Murcia, as the chosen location.

The Executive Marketing Director of Paramount Licensing, Darren Kyman, said that the agreement is to establish a large leisure park associated to Paramount Productions. He mentioned that whilst the Hollywood company would not be taking part as an investor in the project, the park would have the Paramount brand and they will licence intellectual property from a vast library of films and provide conceptual master planning and design for the project.

Paramount Pictures is responsible for many hundreds of household name films such as Grease, Crocodile Dundee, Wayne’s World, Forrest Gump, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, Lara Croft, Shrek and Transformers.

More details about the theme park will be announced in the next few months with timescales and the exact site yet to be disclosed. Pedro Alberto Cruz, the regional councillor for Culture and Tourism in Murcia, said that in absolute terms “it is the most important project undertaken in the region ever”. There were reports that areas of Cataluña and Andalucía were also bidding for the project, before Murcia was announced as victor.

Chris Mercer, Director of Murcia-based estate agents, Mercers, comments, “It makes sense as not only is Spain the world’s third most visited country – by 52.2 million people in 2009 - but Murcia also provides a warm Mediterranean climate for year-round theme park traffic, something that for example Disneyland Paris clearly lacks. Undoubtedly this will have a positive impact on property values as the spotlight is thrown onto this wonderful region. Spanish media reports suggest the creation of 20,000 jobs, 15,000 new hotel beds and the attraction of almost three million tourists each year. I agree with Pedro Alberto Cruz that this is very exciting news and an important milestone for Murcia.”

Mercers specialises in low- to medium-priced properties in Murcia, in particular within the Golf Resort of Camposol, Mazarron, where two bedroom terraced homes are priced from as little as 50,000 euros (41,000 pounds).

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