A Real Madrid theme park is coming to the Middle East late in 2023. The Spanish super club announced an agreement with Dubai Parks and Resorts for the launch of the park in the fourth quarter of next year.
Real Madrid described it as an innovative experience for fans of all ages. They can immerse themselves in one of the world’s best clubs, even if it is decently far away from the club itself.
Some of the interactive experiences include soccer games. For instance, expect things like frame games, where players have to kick a ball through certain holes in a sheet. Or, perhaps things like soccer darts. However, the experiences do not stop at just soccer games. Real Madrid and Dubai Parks and Resorts mentioned amusement rides and museums of the team’s illustrious history. There is no information regarding what kind of amusement rides that includes, whether it be roller coasters or just flat rides.
When it comes to Real Madrid history, the theme park also has plans for a museum and a place to buy memorabilia for the club.
Not the first Real Madrid theme park
While the idea of a park themed around just one club seems bizarre, it is not Real Madrid’s first foray into the domain.
Back in the early 2010s, there were explicit plans for Real Madrid to launch a theme park. The experience would include rollercoasters, holograms of players, a marina in the shape of Real Madrid’s crest and a 10,000-seat stadium that has one end open to the beach. Of course, there would also be a resort for guests to stay at.
However, due to the financial issues surrounding the deal and a number of arrests made for fraud, the project fell through. Real Madrid deleted all indication on its website of its involvement with the park, as it had recouped no money from investors.
The Middle East is not new to specific theme parks for organizations or teams. In fact, in Dubai, the Ferrari World theme park is a popular location for theme park enthusiasts, regardless of their affinity for the car manufacturer. That park has rollercoasters and a number of cars on display.
In essence, it could bear resemblance to any Real Madrid theme park, should the project come to fruition as planned.
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