A nice and well run - turnover 2011: € 11 million - indoor amusement park run in Limburg is of course fine, but Toverland must advance. So grow, find owner Jean Gelissen. Therefore, the park in the next two years, almost twice as large. Cost: € 20 million But this is not the fun for Jean.
He started as an entrepreneur in ceilings, but would it really big as amusement park entrepreneur. Jean Gelissen already started ten years ago Toverland in Sevenum. A park that, apart from a minus in 2009, several tons in annual profit turned. Gelissen showed Quote in February that his park so well has run over 2011 - with 525,000 visitors the best year ever - that the way was free for a major expansion.
In the next ten years will Gelissen € 90 million investment in Toverland. Nearly a quarter of them in 2013 and 2014 will be used for the park - now about nine acres - with up to eight hectares to grow. Indeed, a doubling . The municipality Horst aan de Maas has been the permits issued to the first extension of four acres, called "Magic Valley", as possible. This involved eight attractions, including the roller coaster "Spinning Coaster", which are already uppie € 4 million cost. The new theme gebeid should help to develop indoor theme park to all-weather theme park for the whole family. Obviously, because of course, an indoor amusement park is not suitable for all types of weather.
Furthermore, Jean hopes still his magnum opus from the ground surface in the form of the media said "Grand Canyon theme park ' . What was that again? Seven parks, modeled after so many wonders in the Parkstad have come to stand. The first park of 35 hectares in 2017 would have seen the light, and will cost € 300 million. Gelissen showed Quote know that the final feasibility of the project is still being investigated and he remains always looking for potential investors.
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From Limburg call the strategist of Toverland, director Pieter Cornelis with Quote to do some further expansion plans revealed to. "We are an ambitious club, for sure. Now we are busy with - as we say - Phase 3a and 3b: the enlargements of 2013 and 2014 at € 20 million. But that's not all. In 2015, Mr. Gelissen a dream come true: we want a really 'fat' roller coaster will open, preferably with the help of Vekoma, a company from Vlodrop the roller coasters at Disney makes. " Further details of the new attraction he has not, but the cost is already sketched: the 'fat' roller coaster goes - you stick tight - another € 20 million cost.
And then it is not yet Cornelis. "It is considered that the effects of an investment are strongest in the two years that come after. Then it fades away. Why you have three years to invest again. We therefore wish in 2017 and 2020 a further € 20 million at a time to invest to grow the park to 35 acres. " And that's still not the end of the crazy ride: Gelissen years ago has negotiated an option on a piece of land totaling 70 hectares. Furthermore pumped Toverland the next five years reinvestment of € 2 million in the park include the modification of certain attractions. If you add it? In total all these plans on the self by Gelissen aforementioned amount of € 90 million. "And," says Cornelis, "there is also a hotel near. Which is disregarded in the calculation. "
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