Saudi Arabia Announces Opening of World’s First Dragon Ball Theme Park

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening of World’s First Dragon Ball Theme Park

Crunchyroll has revealed that the world’s first theme park dedicated to the “Dragon Ball” universe is set to be built in Saudi Arabia just weeks after the death of creator Akira Toriyama. The park, based on the world of Son Goku and his quest for wish-granting orbs, will be constructed in Qiddiya, an entertainment and tourism project near Riyadh.

Toriyama, who passed away on March 1 at the age of 68, was responsible for the immense success of “Dragon Ball” and his death was mourned by fans worldwide. The growing popularity of manga and anime in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated 13 million fans, inspired the decision to create a “Dragon Ball” theme park.

Spanning over 500,000 square meters, the park will feature seven different areas showcasing iconic locations from the series. There will be five state-of-the-art rides among more than 30 attractions, as well as “Dragon Ball” themed hotels and restaurants. Initially published as a serial in 1984, “Dragon Ball” has become one of the best-selling manga series worldwide and helped popularize manga and anime globally.

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