A major new project in Macau, China; the Ring of Harmony in Shenfu; the Jumping Fish Ride at Lotte World; Broadway 4D in New York and Magic World in Russia are among the many new themed entertainment projects designed by Gary Goddard and his team around the world.
In conjunction with IAAPA 2012, the Hollywood, CA.- based Goddard Group, (currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year, ) and its Founder/Chairman/CEO Gary Goddard, have announced the slate of exciting new projects in which the company is currently actively engaged. The Goddard Group will be exhibiting during IAAPA 2012 in Orlando, FL, at Booth # 1347. Mr. Goddard made these announcements:
SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED PROJECT IN MACAU, CHINA
Following on the heels of the immensely successful GALAXY MACAU, which opened in Macau, China, in May of 2011, The Goddard Group has been engaged for the last year in creating and developing the concept and design for another, upcoming, mega-casino in Macau, this one for a major Macau-based gaming entertainment company. While no details can yet be provided at this point, the project promises to become the next major new iconic destination resort in Macau.
SHENFU NEW TOWN’S “RING OF HARMONY”
Goddard’s work has also been the subject of public acclaim elsewhere in China during October, when “Shenfu New Town, ” an entirely new, 22 square kilometer city in China (with 2 square kilometers located in the heart of the city) planned and designed by Goddard and his team, previewed its magnificent new themed monument, the “Ring of Harmony”. This new global icon was created as a fitting symbol for this new city, representing the harmony between man and nature, between family life and working life, and between suburbia and urban life.
“The Ring of Harmony, ” over five hundred feet high, stands at the edge of a central lake located at the heart of the new town, and provides an inspirational symbol which can be seen from every part of the city. Reflected in the lake, the “Ring of Harmony” image creates a perfect figure “8, ” a symbol of good fortune throughout China and most of Asia.
“JUMPING FISH” OPENS AT LOTTE WORLD
Early October saw the opening of the first attraction in a multi-project deal between South Korean theme park Lotte World and Goddard Group. The children’s ride, named “Jumping Fish, ” combines a Zamperla Flying Tigers ride system with a lavishly detailed undersea environment, to create one of the most uniquely-themed flat rides in the world. This combined effort between the Lotte World team and Goddard Group’s designers has resulted in a highly original and popular children’s ride and is already a signature experience for small children and their parents.
The Goddard Group is currently in development on an upcoming musical attraction dubbed “Broadway 4D, ” which will debut in New York City in the early Spring of 2014. Landlord New 42nd Street has signed a long-term lease with Broadway 4D Theatres, formed by a group of entertainment industry veterans that will take over the site at 217 W. 42nd Street in Manhattan.
At the core of Broadway 4D is its creator Gary Goddard, Tony Award winning Broadway producer and the pioneering creator of what is now known as “4D Attractions” – shows that place people in an immersive world of 3D film and synchronous “in theatre effects” creating a truly unique theatrical experience – Goddard is heading up a team of highly skilled talents to bring this new production to life. Joining Mr. Goddard as partners in the project are Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer Robert Kory (owner of KR Capital and manager of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen;) and two Hollywood mainstays as executive producers – producer/director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns) and former CBS and Sony top executive Jeff Sagansky, who most recently backed The Smurf Movie, and Adventures of Tintin and other projects as a film financier. Working with Goddard in the development and production of the show will be Forbes Candlish, who serves as the head of the live entertainment division at GGE.
BROADWAY 4D is slated to launch at the Times Square Theatre by Spring of 2014. Songs from musicals by the likes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Weber and many other composers will be performed by an array of the greatest stars of the musical theatre in a show unlike any other.
MAGIC WORLD RUSSIA
In its continuing role as the lead design company for “Magic World Russia, ” slated to be built outside Moscow, the Goddard Group, building upon the approved conceptual design, has now moved into the Master Plan process, expanding from its role during the initial park concept phase. Over the past several years Goddard has been working in close collaboration with Moschanko Investment Group 2000 (MIG 2000), a partner of the Russian Corporation, Central Family Park Magic World. MIG 2000 has assembled a team of industry leading professionals who will be providing the requisite operating, technical and logistic support for “Magic World Russia.”
As currently planned, “Magic World Russia” will encompass several different theme parks. At the center of it all will be “Park Russia, ” the site’s flagship theme park, which will celebrate the past, present and future of Russia. Included within “Park Russia” will be a number of themed “Zones.” The connective tissue of “Park Russia” that will thematically tie all of its various “Zones” together will be the incorporation of famous iconic Russian architecture, as well as fantasy-like iconic geographic areas that make up modern Russia.
ABOUT THE GODDARD GROUP
Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary Year, The Goddard Group and Gary Goddard are among the most sought after designers of mega resort and themed entertainment projects in the world. If you’ve ever been to New York’s Times Square, Las Vegas, Macau, Tokyo, Sydney, Cape Town, Jakarta, Hollywood, Shanghai or the Philippines, chances are you’ve personally experienced one of the themed entertainment attractions, hotels, resorts, aquariums, retail outlets or visitor centers designed and produced by Gary Goddard and The Goddard Group.
Specializing in concept, master planning, design, project management and media production services, The Goddard Group provides turn-key services for entertainment-based projects of every size and scope in America and throughout the world.
With a reputation for excellence, Gary Goddard and his team are true leaders in the architectural design and leisure industry, continually creating many of the World’s Greatest Attractions. Recent design projects by the Goddard Group include The Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort in Macau, Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square, the Georgia Aquarium, and, most recently, the urban planning for Shenfu New Town’s City Center, two square kilometers of retail, entertainment, mixed use and residential areas, all anchored with “The Ring of Harmony”, the iconic symbol of the city that stands at over five hundred feet.
Historically, Goddard has been responsible for a wide array of internationally recognized theme park, resort & casino destinations, and major attractions having created and led the teams that produced award winning attractions that include: “Universal’s Islands of Adventure”, “Terminator 2/3D”, “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man”, “The Forum Shops” at Caesars Palace/Las Vegas, “Caesars Magical Empire” and the long-term, ten-year Master Plan for Caesars Palace itself, as well as creating the original concepts for Sheldon Adelson’s “Venetian” in Las Vegas, for Sol Kerzner’s “Atlantis” in the Bahamas, ” and the Concept and Master Plan for the “Montelago Resort” at Lake Las Vegas.
Goddard and his firm have grown to become one of the most successful and most respected independent entertainment design firms working in the industry today. They are known for, and continue to be dedicated to, “Creating the Greatest Attractions in the World.”
Images: “COURTESY OF GGE/THE GODDARD GROUP 2012”