South Korean integrated resort Paradise City will reopen two key attractions next month, more than a year after closing both due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Operator Paradise Co said Wednesday that European-inspired art spa CIMER and indoor theme park Wonderbox will both reopen on 16 July, having undergone remodelling during their pandemic-forced closure.
Both will also hold special preview events at each attraction later this month with capacity restricted to 50%.
CIMER is described by Paradise as a “European-inspired art spa putting a new spin on Korea’s jjimjilbang culture, entertaining its guests through weekly pool parties and theme-based facilities.”
Wonderbox is an indoor family amusement park built on the concept of a night-time fair, featuring adventure rides and performances.
“Amidst the rising anticipation for travel due to the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination, the reopening of ‘Cimer’ and ‘Wonderbox’ will be a signal to target domestic travel demand in earnest,” said a Paradise representative.
“We will do everything we can to ensure safety and so that people can enjoy the fun with confidence.”
Paradise Co – which also operates Paradise Walkerhill in Seoul, Busan Casino and Jeju Grand – recently reported a loss of KRW18.20 (US$16.1 million) in 1Q21, coming off a FY2020 loss of KRW109.85 billion (US$98.4 million) 0hich due to the impact of the pandemic on international visitation.
Paradise City is 55% owned by Paradise Co and 45% by Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings – the latter of which is currently part of a consortium alongside Genting Singapore and others aiming to develop an integrated resort in Yokohama, Japan.