INFOGRAPHIC: China's Battle for Theme Park Supremacy

By THAT'S, July 23, 2016

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In the July 2016 issue of That's Shanghai and That's PRD, we look at China's burgeoning amusement park scene. In the fourth of this five-part series, we present an infographic on the theme parks expected to open in China over the next few years.

Chinese mainland is shaping up to be the big battleground for amusement park supremacy. International players are rushing in to claim their stake in the burgeoning Chinese amusement park pie — one that industry analysts AECOM predicts will overtake the United States for attendance by 2020.

"The market is huge," says AECOM Asia's Chris Yoshii. "There are almost 200 cities with a population of one million or more, so there's plenty of opportunities for different parks and scales. The theme park business per capita is well behind other countries. China has a lot of time to go before it's going to be a problem."

Despite the brewing war of words between Disney and Wanda, China's theme park industry has room for both domestic and international companies to thrive.

Below, a map of China's burgeoning theme park industry (click to enlarge).

INFOGRAPHIC: China's Battle for Theme Park Supremacy

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