With the rise of China’s economy and acceleration of urbanization, theme park, a new type of leisure tourism product, will gradually become the main consumption of people’s entertainment. Since Shanghai Disney Resort open to the public, the total number of middle and large size theme parks in China has reached 300. The total number of theme parks has reached 2000. High quality theme parks will peak during 2016-2020. It is estimated that till 2020, the total number of theme park reception in Great China region will be equal to the number in United States, which is 221 million people. China theme entertainment industry is of great potential.
During “The 13th Five-year Plan”, China is going to enrich tourism patterns such as theme park experience, participation, interaction and leisure so as to create theme parks with core competitiveness and high quality. Promoting the theme park to a new format with IP topic and make the theme park a multi-function tourism destination with hotel, shopping, catering, health, and pension. “9th Annual China Theme Park Development Summit” will be held on March 30th – 31st 2017 in Shanghai. It will assemble a congregation of high-level professionals from government, industry associations, theme park operators, property developers and entertainment facility suppliers from all over the world. This event aims to discuss China’s latest industrial policies, major theme park projects progress, and global theme park management strategies, so as to find the leading business partners and best solution providers.