Wanda, the Chinese property and entertainment giant has temporarily closed its Wuhan movie themed amusement park.
The park opened only 20 months ago and was built at a cost of $550 million (RMB3.8 billion). In a statement the company said that the park closed on Sunday (July 31) for “renovation and upgrade works to better serve our guests with better content, as well as with a brand new experience.” They did not reveal the date of the planned reopening, or detail the upgrades.
Rumors are that the 6 attractions were plagued with breakdowns and the facilities suffer from construction defects. Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin, who in June said that Disney’s Shanghai Disney Resort was not welcome in China and would be beaten by the the challenge of Wanda’s multiple sites around the country.