North Hollywood, November 3, 2011 -- Hollywood, California-based Gary Goddard and his company, The Goddard Group, world leaders in the concept, master planning, schematic design, and show design of mega resorts, casinos, retail destinations and theme parks, on a global scale, will be announcing their upcoming slate of projects in development across Asia and Europe during the IAAPA convention in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 14-18th.
These upcoming projects from The Goddard Group include:
** Victory Park, Armenia:
Working closely with the Mayor of Yerevan, Armenia's capital city, the Goddard Group team is currently at work on the design and master plan of an extensive redevelopment that city's premier central park, transforming it from a run-down Soviet-era amusement center into a world-class family entertainment destination featuring a variety of rides and public attractions.
** Qingdao Theme Park and Resort, China:
On the northeast coast of China, the Goddard Group is currently at work designing a new oceanfront family entertainment resort in Qingdao that will ultimately feature over two-dozen ocean-themed rides and attractions, in addition to on-site hotel facilities, as well as expansive retail, dining, and entertainment components.
** Fushun DreamWorld Theme Park, Hotel & Resort, China:
Currently under-construction in Fushun, China, is a massive theme park designed and developed by the Goddard Group over a nearly three year period, featuring six lands and over 20 attractions based on the world's most beloved stories and genres.
** Shenfu New Town, China:
(SEE PHOTO ABOVE RIGHT) Also under construction near Fushun, China, is Shenfu New Town- an entire city designed and master planned by the Goddard Group in concert with the local government and development agencies. Wrapped around two massive lakes, at the heart of the city is the “Circle of Life” – a 100-meter stainless steel ring that serves as the city's icon.
These projects above join the recently announced:
** Magic World, Russia:
Projected to be one of the most unique and compelling entertainment destination resorts in the world, Magic World Russia will encompass over 600 acres and will be comprised of multiple theme park concepts as well as hotels, retail, dining and entertainment venues. The project represents a unique collaboration between Russia and a consortium of industry leading California based companies, including Moschanko Investment Group (MIG 2000), Gary Goddard Entertainment Design (a division of The Goddard Group), ProFun Management Group, and (it) Brand Studios.
Planned as a fantasy world filled with the most spectacular rides, resorts and experiences in the history of theme park development, encompassing multiple theme park concepts. Magic World Russia is being designed to attract 10-12 million visitors a year.
Gary Goddard Entertainment Design has been retained to provide design oversight of the entire Magic World Russia project. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Magic World Russia California consortium,” Goddard says. “It has the kind of grand scale and unique creative concepts that drive our imagination and compel our involvement. To be at the center of Russia's first world class theme park is both an honor and an exciting challenge.”
** HOLLYWOOD MOVIE WORLD EAST:
As recently reported by Daily Variety, Gary Goddard will be designing this $ 3.3 Billion Movie Studio and Theme Park Project located outside of Beijing, China:
Earlier this year, The Goddard Group completed its work on behalf of:
** “The Galaxy Macau Mega-Resort:”
In 2006, The Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) selected Gary Goddard and The Goddard Group to help re-imagine their Mega Resort -- the family's company's biggest venture yet - the $ 1.9 billion casino-resort, which opened to the public on May 15th, 2011, in Macau, China, receiving instant critical and popular acclaim.
Aesthetically, Galaxy World Mega Resort Macau, on the Cotai strip, is truly unique, thanks to the “Southeast Asian palace” theme of its architectural design. Says Mikki Estrada, Galaxy's Vice President of Design and Project Development,
“We drew our inspirations from all over Southeast Asia. The main color theme outside and inside the complex is gold, which both chimes in with regional tastes and helps create a very palatial atmosphere. The actual design of Galaxy Macau
was developed by Los Angeles-based architectural designer Gary Goddard and his team at The Goddard Group, who specialize in the design and production of large-scale theme parks and international hotel-resorts.”
ABOUT GARY GODDARD AND THE GODDARD GROUP
Today, Gary Goddard and his team are quite possibly one of the most successful designers of mega resort and themed entertainment projects in the world. If you've ever been to New York's Times Square, Las Vegas, 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.
Since 1980, Gary Goddard has created many of the greatest attractions in the world, first through Gary Goddard Productions, which became Landmark Entertainment Group, and then after selling 50% of the company to Prince
Alwaleed and Michael Jackson, leaving Landmark to form The Goddard Group in 2001. 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.
Historically, Goddard has been responsible for a wide array of resort and casino destinations based globally, having led the teams that created “The Forum Shops” at Caesars Palace/Las Vegas, “Caesars Magical Empire” and the long-term 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. Other major Design Projects have included Hershey's Times Square and the Georgia Aquarium, to cite just some.
Goddard and The Goddard Group have grown to become one of the most successful independent entertainment design firms working in the industry today, having designed and opened over a dozen currently-operating attractions and destinations all over the globe. While best known for theme parks and attractions, Goddard and his company also specialize in a broad range of mediums, including the design of resorts, casinos, museums, and retail malls, as well as having produced Broadway shows, and creating outstanding 3D and 4D attractions. Please see: www.garygoddard.com