Chengu, China – 16 September 2014 – Finnish companies Lappset Group and Santa Park are exporting their know-how in Christmas experience design to China. Santa Park and Lappset have signed a strategic partnership agreement on designing and constructing a Christmas themed activity attraction with Floraland Tourism Investment, which is one of the biggest operators of amusement parks in China. The theme park will open in Chengdu in June 2016.
‘We are confident and capable to have this great project as a successful sample of the cultural cooperation between China and Finland. In our opinion, this is not only an entertainment park, but also a great bridge of Sino-Fin friendship. It will be an important vehicle to drive Floraland into International resort’, says Deng Xing, General Manager of Chengdu Floraland Tourism Investment.
According to the agreement, Santa Park will bring its know-how of designing authentic Christmas experience and Lappset is responsible for the design of the physical site and production of the equipment to the new attraction.
‘Establishing a Santa’s theme park in Chengdu, is an extension of our well-proven concept to the Chinese market. We will continue running our Santa Park as the official home of Santa in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, and hope to attract even more Chinese tourists to visit the Arctic Circle’, tells Ilkka Lankinen, CEO of Santa Park.