Tourists and leisure lovers can look forward to enjoy the world’s fifth largest water park in Copenhagen in 2020.
The western Copenhagen suburb of Høje Taastrup has revealed plans for what will be Scandinavia’s largest water park. The massive aqua park will open in not too distant future.
The Nordic Water Universe will cover 840,000sqm, divided into two parts – a holiday and amusement ride area, and a recreational nature park.
“We’re talking about the world’s fifth largest water park. We’re talking about a vacation and amusement village and nature park with all kinds of activities. With hotels and vacation homes. It will be fantastic and it will put Høje Taastrup not only on the Danish map, but on the world map,” said the municipality’s mayor, Michael Ziegler.
‘Nordic Water Universe’ is the park’s early working title. “It’s a fantastic project – for Høje-Taastrup and the rest of Denmark,” proclaimed Ziegler, who added that it would “attract thousands of guests, from families with children and conference participants to tourists from abroad. It will become an attraction without comparison near Copenhagen.”
In addition to the indoor/outdoor water park, the project will also include a mini golf course, a playground, a number of restaurants and shops and a large conference center.
Construction isn’t expected to begin October and the water park is due to open in 2020. The rest of the complex will be completed by 2028, and Ziegler said the project will create 3,000 jobs. The world’s biggest hotel operator, Wyndham Hotel Group, is already signed on for the ambitious project.
“The first and largest [phase] will cost 2.2 billion kroner to build and then the rest will be added as visitor numbers increase,” Ulf Højen of Nordic Corporate Finance, which represents a number of international investors involved in the project, told business daily Børsen.
“As opposed to many other similar resorts in Europe, this project is prepared, via its size, to handle many years of guest growth,” added Højen.
It is estimated that the aqua park will attract almost 3 billion kroner in tourism revenue when completely finished.
Nordic Water Universe in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg