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World's first Dragon Ball theme park being built in Saudi Arabia

World's first Dragon Ball theme park being built in Saudi Arabia

The theme park forms part of Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya project

Fans of Dragon Ball will soon have a new way to immerse themselves in the franchise with the world's first and only theme park inspired by the series.

It's been 40 years since Dragon Ball was first created - I know it might be hard to comprehend, but it's true - and yet the world is still expanding.

Originally created as a manga series in 1984, Dragon Ball has since inspired an anime series, animated feature films and television specials, not to mention a range of merchandise in the form of trading cards, action figures and video games.

It's plenty of content to keep fans entertained, but an announcement on the official Dragon Ball website has now revealed a whole new project.

A news release shared this month announced that construction is set to commence in Saudi Arabia on the Dragon Ball theme park, which is set to span over 500,000 square meters.

The park will feature seven different areas for visitors to explore, with each one recreating various iconic settings from the original series such as Kame House, Capsule Corporation, and Beerus's Planet.

The park is set to span 500,000 square meters.
Dragon Ball/Qiddiya

During a visit to the park, fans will be able to enjoy more than 30 attractions including five 'state of the art' rides, plus an impressive landmark in the form of a 70-meter-high Shenron, which will itself contain a large-scale roller coaster.

The park will offer visitors an experience like no other as they join an adventure with Goku and the gang, taking you from the very beginning of the anime all the way up to the more recent series, Dragon Ball Super.

To complete the trip, the park will be home to hotels and restaurants to ensure visitors have everything they need to full immerse themselves in the world of Dragon Ball.

More details about the park are set to be released in the future.

The official website has promised that more details are set to arrive as the project to 'bridge the world of Dragon Ball and real life' properly gets underway.

The Dragon Ball theme park forms part of Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya project; a plan to create a space for 'destinations, programs and initiatives' focused around entertainment, sports and culture.

The man behind the project, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, hopes it will ultimately offer international sports arenas, concert and entertainment venues, academies for sports and the arts, racetracks, outdoor and adventure activities and family-friendly theme parks - with the Dragon Ball park forming just one of those attractions.

Launched in 2018, Qiddiya aims to 'enhance the quality of life of visitors and residents'.

Featured Image Credit: Dragon Ball/Bird Studio/Shueisha

Topics: Entertainment, Anime, Travel, Film and TV, Gaming