ASIA'S top 20 amusement parks clocked an historic attendance of 105.1
million in 2011, up 9.4 per cent from 2010, putting the region in good stead to
take the lead globally in a decade's time.
According to AECOM and the Themed Entertainment Association's 2011 Theme
Index: Global Attractions Attendance Report, some of the most exciting and
innovative visitor attractions and guest experiences are showing up in
Asian-themed entertainment venues.
These include the House of Dancing Water at Macau's City of Dreams and
Resorts World Sentosa's Crane Dance.
While South-east Asia was previously viewed as something of a developing
market where theme parks are concerned, this is not the case today. "In
Singapore and South-east Asia we have seen a lot of activity in integrated
resort projects that combine themed attraction, gaming, entertainment and
retail. Singapore is aggressively recruiting international developers," the
It also said that there is room for more large-scale aquarium or marine
parks in Asia. Asia accounts for about a third of global theme park attendance,
driven by rising affluence, especially in China.