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PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO BUILD BIGGEST THEME PARK IN SPAIN IN MURCIA

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By Sally Bengtsson / 2010-03-18 15:33:47

The President of Murcia with two Paramount executives

Paramount Pictures have chosen the region of Murcia for the construction of the biggest theme park in Spain, which aims to compete directly with Disneyland in Paris.

The project will have the added value of some cinematographic studios which will be the centre of all Paramount’s productions in Europe, according to the Murcian Councillor for Culture, Pedro Alberto Cruz. 

Cruz has just got back from a trip to Dubai with a letter from the executive president of Paramount, Michael Bartok, who wants to start the ball rolling just as soon as it has been proven to be economically viable.

Cruz has said that the region of Murcia will become the “Leisure Centre of Spain, with a 2.5km² complex with 15,000 beds in hotels, creating 20,000 jobs, and attracting 3 million tourists to Spain. The amount of money to be invested will be decided next month, and private investors will be offered the possibility of putting their capital into the project.

The project is estimated to be completed within 2 years. It comes like a breath of fresh air for Spanish property agents, Spanish real estate companies, and other local businesses in the present financial climate.

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The President of Murcia with two Paramount executives

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www.sunseaandproperty.com 13-06-2011 / 14:54

Greg here from SunSeaandProperty.com.

First of all, this news is fantastic for the local people in Murcia with the level of jobs the new theme park will create. Property owners and other businesses will be rubbing their hands with the possibility of new visitors to the region not to mention those low cost airlines!!!!

This announcement coupled with the opening of the new airport at Corvera can only put Murcia up there with some of the best locations to visit in years to come. Murcia has been geared more towards the golf aspect but now this truly represents a larger field of holiday-makers.

Roll on 2015 - the grand opening!!!

www.rightbuyhomes.com 30-09-2010 / 09:15

Steve Long here,as the owner of the double award winning Casacalida Property Group formed in 2003 in Murcia I have more reason than most to welcome the recent news of the Paramount theme park. Now rebranded to Rightbuy Homes.com Casacalida like most companies moved out of Murcia due to the collapse in the off plan property market. The confirmation that Paramount are coming to Murcia will ensure that Murcia is the number one Spanish holiday destination in years to come. It also confirms my view that Murcia is the best area to invest in, probably in all Europe at this time. For investment in Murcia. For your information as owners of a huge land bank directly in Murcia we have had discussions with various authorities in Spain and USA. Any doubters out there will have to as they say "watch this space"

Julie 25-09-2010 / 15:29

Everything is confirmed, people are at our house out there and its all kitted out ready to start building property has boomed!
which has turned us over night into millionaires!!!

Bill 22-09-2010 / 15:22

One thing they would need to do, keep the prices down! Why oh why does the price always rocket, economics the more people come in, the more in the pot, the cheaper to enter the bigger the pot, look at the millenium dome? far to expensive, they wanted the outlay back in 12 months? The whole of europe have to learn, you are all in competition together.

A J Freyone 10-09-2010 / 18:31

Spain missed the boat with Disney over twenty years ago, they had the chance and they missed out whiles some top, clever politician's greed in Madrid at the time, wanted to find out, how much they would get out of, personally. So Disney, Paris Here We Come. Why!! because the French offered them everything on a silver platter. Spain still has lots to learn about sustainability, business and vision. I shall believe The Paramount Theme Park when the first cranes move in, or even better, when the Park opens to the general public.

martin fox 06-06-2010 / 19:51

dry your eyes everyone we are going to be rich richer than our wildest dreams i am going to get a job washing peoples car windows going to the so called paramount theme park in murcia just imagine 3 million visitors a year 50 cent per car thats 1.5 million just in the first year this time next year i will be a millionaire. cant stay and chat all day i have an appointment on dragons den at 8.00pm have to get my idea pattented before anyone else thinks off it dehhhhhhhhhhhhh. talk soon my optomistic pals .

www.chersun.com 09-04-2010 / 12:21

Any business would try cover up there objectives for as long as possible. If Paramount came out and said they were building a theme park every farmer with a bit of land in Murcia would be asking double.

I now believe they have the land and it is in the planning process. I firmly beleive this will go ahead and also that Condado de alhama properties will benefit extremely well. ;)

david 05-04-2010 / 14:48

Paramount can deny it, but in this letter of Michael Bartok, Executive Vice President of Paramount, say they are interested.

http://servicios.laverdad.es/servicios/textos/carta-paramount.pdf

john ford 01-04-2010 / 16:26

Paramount have already denied any knowledge of the story twice in the last 10 days.

peter georgiou 25-03-2010 / 15:54

My my my, just how negative can us brits be. I think this is fantastic to give disney a run for his money, the weather is so much better in Murcia,with the new airport in Corvera, San Javier and Alicante you realise why they positioned it where they have. The properties are going to go through the roof. "Pure speculation" someone wrote, well we will see.

Chris Treacy 25-03-2010 / 09:56

This is only speculation and media propoganda aimed at raising spirits and confidence within the Spanish property market. It will never get off the ground.

Check out the Paramount website and you will see they have no mention of it anywhere.

It is a very much below the belt attempt by Mr Pedro Alberto Cruz to raise his popularity among fellow Murcians. This can only lead me to believe that ther might be a Spanish Election on the horizon??

Spike 23-03-2010 / 17:49

So far only press speculation and guesswork not one bit of fact.

Carol Power 22-03-2010 / 13:35

How much of this is speculation and rumour, and how much is actually confirmed?



kelly 22-03-2010 / 11:09

I think it comes like a breath of fresh air for all those thousands of unemployed that might finally find a job. We are not all retired and we don't all care about all the ( to many already ) properties for the pocket filling estate agents and property developers.

lynn millard 22-03-2010 / 08:00

Terra Mitica in Benidorm has always struggled. we have been going there since it opened . it is a lovely theme park but needs some help and input
to make it more interesting and hopefully profitable,
one would have thought it better to first help to get this attraction on the map and build this up before spending billions of euros on a new project that could end up to be a white elephant.

Andy Skinner 22-03-2010 / 07:41

Interesting photo showing "togetherness"! (Old sub editor writing...). Is there any indication WHERE this development might be. Would be fascinated to see the snagging list if it were completed in two years!

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