Ambitious plans have been announced for Adventure World Warsaw, a new theme park in Poland that is designed to become one of Eastern Europe's leading tourist attractions.
Due to open in spring 2014, Adventure World Warsaw will be located within 30 minutes travelling distance of Poland's capital, in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. In addition to the theme park itself, two hotels, a water park and an entertainment area featuring cinemas and restaurants will also be constructed. In total, the attractions are due to cover some 240 hectares.
The park is set to operate year-round, and will feature 25 rides and shows when it opens. These will be spread across five themed islands, which have working titles of Adventure Harbour, Creature Lagoon, Castle Island, the Land of Legends and the “Polski” Plaza. The overall theme will be based around European fairy tales and legends.
Among the rides slated to open with the park are rollercoasters, interactive fountains, boat cruises and carousels. Not all of the park will operate during the winter, with a range of indoor playgrounds and shows set to remain open during the cold weather. The water park, claimed to be Poland's largest, will also be located indoors.
The hotels located alongside the theme park are expected to feature 800 rooms. The adjacent entertainment area will host shops and clubs as well as the planned cinema and restaurants.
The backers of Adventure World Warsaw are a consortium of private and institutional investors, who plans to invest €400 million in the first phase of the development. If it proves a success, a second theme park, an entertainment village, conference facilities and a fitness centre could be added in the future. Around 1000 new jobs are expected to be created in the Grodzisk Mazowiecki as a result of the project.