Viacom International Media Networks is joining forces with Sanshui New Town Management Committee and Hong Kong Elite Global Group to build the first Nickelodeon theme park.
Based in China's Foshan area, the theme park will be a part of a larger development called Foshan Cultural and Ecological Coastal Project.
The $1.71 billion development covers an area of about 750 acres, with Nickelodeon-themed attractions spanning 250 set acres.
“We are thrilled to be part of this incredible initiative and today’s groundbreaking,” says Ron Johnson, executive vice president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products.
“As the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction in China, we will give kids and families in Foshan and across China the opportunity to interact with iconic and beloved characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, through this world-class entertainment destination."
The Nickelodeon Cultural Resort, is expected to open in 2020 as part of The Foshan Cultural and Ecological Coastal Project.