Construction work on Adventure World Warsaw, an ambitious new theme park resort in Poland, will commence with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 21, 2012.
The backers of the resort, which will be located within 30 minutes drive of Poland's capital city, hope that it will develop into one of Eastern Europe's leading tourist attractions. As well as a theme park, the 240-acre site will host two hotels, a water park and entertainment area featuring cinemas and restaurants.
The construction of Adventure World Warsaw is expected to cost some €400 million, and is due to be completed by 2014. It will feature 25 rides and shows when it opens, spread across five themed lands. These have working titles of Adventure Harbour, Creature Lagoon, Castle Island, the Land of Legends and the “Polski” Plaza.
Major rides at the park are set to include Ice Riders (an indoor launched roller coaster through an icy mountain), Storm's River (a river rapids-style ride through a castle), Challenge of Lord Ra (a Vekoma Junior Boomerang coaster similar to Ben 10: Ultimate Mission at Drayton Manor) and X-Ride (a mystery roller coaster). The LA Times has further details of the park's attraction line-up.
Large sections of Adventure World Warsaw will be closed during the winter, although a range of indoor playgrounds and shows will remain open during the cold weather. The water park, claimed to be Poland's largest, will be located indoors.
If the initial phase of the project proves to be a success, a second theme park, an entertainment village, conference facilities and a fitness centre could be added to Adventure World Warsaw in the future.