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Titanic may have sank and many a life lost, but can anybody alive today comprehend what it must have been like to stand aside such a magnificent technological structure? Well, 103 years after she sank, you could have that opportunity. The legend of Titanic is rising from the murky depths of history and will be on show at the new Paramount Theme Park to open in 2015.
Obviously, this will not be the original ship, but a full size replica is being built at the theme park, where visitors can indeed travel back in time and keep the memory of the soon to be lost ship afloat.
The park will open for 282 days of the year from 10am-10pm, and will consist of 7 hotels and over 30 themed rides, of which Titanic will be a star attraction in the “Adventure City”, along with others like a roller coaster representation of the film The Italian Job, and a “virtual reality” experience of Mission Impossible.
Other areas will include the “Lost Valley”, where visitors can become Lara Croft, of Tomb Raider fame, of pretend to be Beowolf.
The “Future Plaza” will see hit films like The War of the Worlds represented, along with Star Trek and Paranormal Activity, amongst others.
The details of the park´s attractions have been revealed in a press conference in Madrid, where it was announced that the park is scheduled to open by Easter 2015. Building work is expected to begin on the theme park early in 2012, creating over 22,000 jobs whilst being built, then another 6,000 employees at the park. It is expected to attract 2.7 million visitors in the first year alone, with a projected 4 million visitors per year within ten years of opening.
The location of the site is superb too, being just 10 minutes from the Condado de Alhama resort, 30 minutes from Mar Menor and 40 minutes from Hacienda Riquelme, as well as being right on the doorstep of the new Corvera airport.
Shrewd investors are already snapping up property around the area, with some builders now saying that they are struggling to keep up with demand, a situation that almost mirrors the boom of recent years. With some properties at a third of the price they were only a couple of years ago, and with 90% mortgages in many cases, many people are now grabbing multiple homes that will not only be made available for rental to workers and holiday makers, but will also be expected to increase their value unlike any others in Spain or even other European countries.