McCullough Landscape Architecture Completes Design Development Phase for Amusement Park in China
McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc. (MLA), a landscape design and planning firm located in downtown San Diego, has announced the completion of the design development phase for an amusement park located in the province of Fushun, China. The amusement park, officially titled Fushun Dream World, is approximately 200 acres in size (larger than Disneyland) and is MLA’s largest project to date. The park has an array of features including a high-rise hotel, a high-end shopping area called the “Diamond Promenade”, an indoor water park, an immense family entertainment center, and five theme specific areas.
“We were given the responsibility of creating a one of a kind great experience,” said David McCullough, principal landscape architect of MLA. “There were also no budget limitations to the ideas and designs we proposed. If we mentioned budget concerns, the developer would say that it just wasn’t a problem.”
MLA began the design development phase for Fushun Dream World in early 2010. Fushun Dream World is a theme park that has similarities to Disneyland both in its layout and quality. The park itself has a central hub that is accessed after passing through the “Diamond Promenade” and then branches out into the five different themed areas. Additionally, a train system traverses the outer rim of the park with three main stops along its route to allow the park's patrons easy access to all of its areas.
Fushun Dream World is just another of a growing list of entertainment and hospitality projects for MLA. Local venues such as the recently renovated Valley View Casino and Hotel, and the Viejas Casino and Retail Outlet Center are among other projects Mr. McCullough lists in his portfolio. MLA regards projects of this type a specialty for their firm and sees a potential for growth in these markets.