Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Kios to Develop Paramount Pictures Branded Theme Park in Bali, Indonesia; To Include Nickelodeon Resort

The Paramount Pictures Themed Entertainment Group has signed an agreement with Indonesian technology, entertainment and tourism company, Kios, to build a 141-acre resort theme park in Bali, Indonesia.

Ade Sulistioputra and Paramount Global’s Executive Vice President of Themed Entertainment and Experiences, Ty Granaroli, sign the deal in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Kios

An international collaboration between Paramount Pictures and the Indonesian company, PT Kios Ria Kreasi (Kios), has been announced through the signing of an agreement to build an international theme park for families in Bali, Indonesia. The 57-hectare theme park will infuse Paramount’s cinematic worlds with Indonesia’s culture and hospitality in a lush, tropical setting.

Kios will build the as-yet-unnamed theme park as part of its 1,480-acre Taman Kerthi Bali Semesta integrated development, or KBS Park, in Bali. The project is estimated to be completed in 2025.

In the development of the Paramount Pictures branded experience, Kios will tap into Paramount Pictures' library of more than 1,000 films and use brands and characters that will appeal to people of all ages, while other attractions may draw on Nickelodeon’s characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In addition to the rides, the park will have two thematic hotels: the Paramount Grand Resort and the Nickelodeon Resort, which will present themes and characters from the Nickelodeon universe. 

Kios’ managing director, Ade Sulistioputra, said that this integrated theme park will become an attractive tourist destination and can educate the global community.

Sulistioputra said that a study by consultant EY-Parthenon forecast that the park would draw more than five million visitors in its first year. That would outdraw the pre-pandemic attendance for Universal Studios Singapore and place the new park just inside the global Top 25, looking at recent TEA/AECOM Theme Index global attendance reports.

“Paramount is a global brand that captures the imagination of everyone, from children to adults,” said Managing Director of Kios, Ade Sulistioputra. “We all have exciting memories of Paramount films, with a legacy of excellence that has lasted 110 years. We will tap into Paramount Picture’s library of over 1,000 films and use brands and characters that will appeal to people of all ages, while other attractions may draw on Nickelodeon’s characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

An area of the park called “Land of Legends” will honor some of Indonesia’s culture, myths and legends and will feature the first Indonesian-inspired ride in an international theme park.

Ty Granaroli, Paramount Global’s executive vice president of Themed Entertainment and Experiences, signed the agreement with Sulistioputra in a ceremony attended by several representatives from Paramount and attended virtually by the Governor of Bali and other dignitaries on July 25, 2022 at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, Calif.

"We believe that the beauty of Bali, combined with integrated resort hotels and a Paramount theme park will create a magnificent entertainment project that all of Indonesia can be proud of,” said Granaroli, executive vice president, themed entertainment, Paramount. “A park like this can have a significant, long-term impact on tourism, including domestic and international visitors.”

No opening date for the park was announced.

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Originally published: August 13, 2022.

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