Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:41 am

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby rcjp » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:14 am

jedimaster1227 wrote:Such a waste of what would likely be a fine Intamin ride... :cry:

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby _koppen » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:48 pm

Looks like the park is bankrupt!

Two alternatives are considered, either close the place or sell it/find an investor.

The park may have over invested with the new coaster and the Warner Bros. license, and the accident with the drop tower surely didn't help.

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:11 pm

^That's a shame for sure... I doubt they'll close considering how the park is so heavily invested in. My bet is a major park operator like Parques Reunidos or Village Roadshow will pick it up and operate it under its portfolio, and if it then continues to fail, they can liquidate the movable assets and distribute them to their successful parks (like was done with Geauga Lake).
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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby SharkTums » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:19 pm

I feel like Brazil doesn't really need theme parks as all of the Brazilians come to Florida for the parks! ;)

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby JLFG » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:08 pm

Well, since none of the Brazilians members came here to reply i decided to do so, lol.

The park is actually going through a horrible phase, most of the rides are closed for a long long time (some for years), people say it's because they are waiting for maintenance pieces that have to be imported, others says that's because they don't have enough staff or people interested on working there to keep the rides running. But the thing is, some rides like the top spin are closed for like a year or more! The shuttle loop coaster opened for like a week in the past couple years and then closed again.

The reviews on the park's facebook page seems to be getting a lot worse day by day, people pay good money to go there and when they arrive, there are like 3 or 4 rides open and the queues times are ridiculous, like 4+ hours to get a ride on the main roller coaster (the wooden one).

Since the drop tower accident in 2012 they couldn't keep the construction on the new Intamin roller coaster going, the construction site is abandoned ever since and none have been said about it starting again anytime soon. The drop tower is still closed since the accident too, by the way.

Last week a newspaper reported that the park is planning to close for good due to financial issues, it's not the first time though, this already happened in 2009 when another company bought the park claiming they would revitalize it, but they couldn't, (the park already had financial issues since its opening, it never operated without debt) and looks like they are finally giving up now, so, unless another company shows up i guess it's likely the park could close soon. Sadly enough, Brazil will only have one major theme park left if this happens (Beto Carrero World), so, dear Orlando residents, expect more and more brazillians to come for a long long time. :lmao: (sorry if i made some grammar mistakes, my english isn't *that* good. Bye!)

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby JLFG » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:16 pm

SharkTums wrote:I feel like Brazil doesn't really need theme parks as all of the Brazilians come to Florida for the parks! ;)


The problem is the brazilian government do not encourages the theme park industry here, the taxes and costs to maintain a theme park here are ridiculous. It's sad though, cause as you can see, theme parks really resonate well with brazilians, but they don't have good quality parks, so travelling to Orlando seems to be the only way to have some fun.

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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby jray21 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:57 pm

The park was pretty expensive to visit as well. The parks were on par with American parks cost wise. Even the up charge fast pass was pretty expensive. It's too bad they weren't able to turn things around. They did have a lot of characters like Marvel (?) and Looney Tunes. I'm sure that cost a lot of money with licensing.
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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby jray21 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:48 am

Any update on this park?
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Re: Hopi Hari Theme Park 2011 - Brazil

Postby RFV94 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:20 pm

Hopi Hari has a new owner, which is rehabbing the entire park before the peak season.

EDIT: This new owner bought from Playcenter the Turbo Drop, a S&S Tower

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