NEWS
New renderings for Moomin Park as opening date set for Japanese nature attraction
POSTED 16 Apr 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
A theme park based on The Moomins will open in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture in March 2019, after its developers confirmed construction plans for the nature attraction in the city of Hanno.

Called Moomin Valley Park, the attraction will sit on an area around Lake Miyazawako, owing to the area’s resemblance to the nature-rich homeland of the Moomins.

The 190,000sq m (2,000,000sq ft) park will celebrate Nordic culture, with plans calling for a museum, restaurants offering Nordic meals and facilities where visitors can interact with Moomin characters. A Public Zone, opening in November and called Mezza Village, will also take into account local residents, with the area being maintained as a free-to-visit public park.

Several artistic renderings have been released of the park, one of which shows the Moomin’s iconic home, which will be explorable for visitors with elements such as Mama and Papa’s room, and Moomin and Little Mi’s room. The Ocean Orchestra will also feature, with the park’s version using projections to create an immersive experience for visitors.

Investment bank FinTech Global (FGI) is behind the development, which signed a Basic Agreement on Local Renaissance in 2015 with the city of Hanno to set out the development’s parameters, According to FGI, this agreement underpinned joint efforts to attract tourists to both the theme park and to Hanno.

Moomin Monogatari will oversee the project, which will be supplied in-part by Puuha International Oy, the Finnish playground equipment group.

The Moomin stories were first published in 1945 in Swedish by the Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson, with the nine Moomin books and various Moomin comic strips since being adapted into animated TV shows worldwide.

Several artistic renderings have been released of the park, one of which shows the Moomin’s iconic home
Moomin Monogatari will oversee the project, which will be supplied in-part by Puuha International Oy, the Finnish playground equipment group
The Ocean Orchestra will feature, with the park’s version using projections to create an immersive experience for visitors.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - New renderings for Moomin Park as opening date set for Japanese nature attraction...
22 Mar 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

16 Apr 2018

New renderings for Moomin Park as opening date set for Japanese nature attraction
BY Tom Anstey

Called Moomin Valley Park, the attraction will sit on an area around Lake Miyazawako, owing to the area’s resemblance to the nature-rich homeland of the Moomins

Called Moomin Valley Park, the attraction will sit on an area around Lake Miyazawako, owing to the area’s resemblance to the nature-rich homeland of the Moomins

A theme park based on The Moomins will open in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture in March 2019, after its developers confirmed construction plans for the nature attraction in the city of Hanno.

Called Moomin Valley Park, the attraction will sit on an area around Lake Miyazawako, owing to the area’s resemblance to the nature-rich homeland of the Moomins.

The 190,000sq m (2,000,000sq ft) park will celebrate Nordic culture, with plans calling for a museum, restaurants offering Nordic meals and facilities where visitors can interact with Moomin characters. A Public Zone, opening in November and called Mezza Village, will also take into account local residents, with the area being maintained as a free-to-visit public park.

Several artistic renderings have been released of the park, one of which shows the Moomin’s iconic home, which will be explorable for visitors with elements such as Mama and Papa’s room, and Moomin and Little Mi’s room. The Ocean Orchestra will also feature, with the park’s version using projections to create an immersive experience for visitors.

Investment bank FinTech Global (FGI) is behind the development, which signed a Basic Agreement on Local Renaissance in 2015 with the city of Hanno to set out the development’s parameters, According to FGI, this agreement underpinned joint efforts to attract tourists to both the theme park and to Hanno.

Moomin Monogatari will oversee the project, which will be supplied in-part by Puuha International Oy, the Finnish playground equipment group.

The Moomin stories were first published in 1945 in Swedish by the Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson, with the nine Moomin books and various Moomin comic strips since being adapted into animated TV shows worldwide.




Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Stephan Wagner named director of spa & wellbeing at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Stephan Wagner named director of spa & wellbeing at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz   22 Mar 2019

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland has appointed Stephan Wagner as director of spa & wellbeing. Wagner brings over 20 years of international .... more>>
New Rockhampton art gallery goes ahead as government funding announced
New Rockhampton art gallery goes ahead as government funding announced   22 Mar 2019

The award of a federal government funding grant to the tune of AU$10m (US$7.1m, €6.25m, £5.35m) will see plans advance for the development of a new .... more>>
Faroe Islands prepare for summer rush by saying no to tourism in April
Faroe Islands prepare for summer rush by saying no to tourism in April   21 Mar 2019

In a bid to tackle rising overtourism, the Faroe Islands is closing its doors to visitors next month, with a team of volunteers set to spend three .... more>>
Henning Larsen unveil plans to create sea cave-like extension for Faroese hotel
Henning Larsen unveil plans to create sea cave-like extension for Faroese hotel   21 Mar 2019

Danish design office Henning Larsen have revealed renderings of their proposed topography-inspired expansion of the Hotel Tórshavn in the Faroe .... more>>
Anna Pierzak named spa director at Royal Champagne Hotel
Anna Pierzak named spa director at Royal Champagne Hotel   21 Mar 2019

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa has appointed Anna Pierzak as its new spa director. In her new role, Pierzak will bring innovative wellness experiences to .... more>>
Kengo Kuma's wood market-inspired museum on track for summer opening
Kengo Kuma's wood market-inspired museum on track for summer opening   21 Mar 2019

The Kengo Kuma-designed Odunpazarı Modern Museum (OMM) is slated to launch in Eskisehir, Turkey – the former "Turkic World" capital of culture – in .... more>>
Company profile


Ridgeway Furniture Manufacturing Limited

Our commitment is to manufacture and install all products directly to clients, fully meeting and beating their expectations.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Helping your business prosper in 2019

Helping your business prosper in 2019

The Natural Beauty & Spa Show returns to Excel London on 7 & 8 April. More>>




in this issue

• DLL to reach 100th UK club landmark
• Boutique fitness sector 'still thriving'
• Armathwaite launches 'Lemoga' experience



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Insight Manager
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000
Location: London, UK
Company: Women in Sport
Duty Manager
Salary: £19000 - £20002 per annum
Location: Kent, England
Company: Mytime Active
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Horsham, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




25-27 Mar 2019

Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Exhibition (DEAL)

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Transforming Istria
In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Thermal Spa: Taking the waters
Magali Robathan met the key people behind the Gainsborough Bath Spa More>>
  Editor’s letter: Failing the elderly
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd