Following the recent passing of Akira Toriyama, renowned creator of “Dragon Ball,” plans are underway for a groundbreaking endeavor: the world’s inaugural theme park dedicated to the beloved universe. Nestled in the heart of Saudi Arabia, this forthcoming attraction promises to immerse fans in the legendary world of Son Goku, the intrepid protagonist whose quest for seven mystical orbs captivated audiences worldwide.

Set amidst the vibrant landscape of Qiddiya, a burgeoning entertainment and tourism hub near Riyadh, this ambitious project is a collaboration between the Qiddiya Investment Company and Toei Animation. Toriyama’s legacy looms large over this endeavor, his recent departure at the age of 68 stirring profound emotions among millions of devoted admirers across the globe.

The allure of manga and anime is burgeoning in Saudi Arabia, where an estimated 13 million enthusiasts revel in the captivating narratives of the Japanese art form. With an additional 85 million aficionados scattered throughout the Arab world, the cultural impact of “Dragon Ball” is undeniable.

Spanning an expansive 500,000 square meters, the “Dragon Ball” theme park will transport visitors through seven distinct realms, each meticulously crafted to evoke the essence of Toriyama’s iconic creation. From the serene shores of Kame House to the futuristic allure of Capsule Corporation, and even the enigmatic realm of Beerus’s Planet, every corner will pulsate with the spirit of adventure.

Embracing cutting-edge technology, the park will boast an array of exhilarating rides, complemented by a rich tapestry of over 30 immersive attractions. Guests can also anticipate the indulgence of “Dragon Ball”-themed accommodations and dining experiences, ensuring a truly unforgettable journey into the heart of this beloved franchise.

Since its inception as a serialized manga in 1984, “Dragon Ball” has transcended cultural boundaries to become a veritable phenomenon, enchanting audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Its enduring legacy continues to shape the landscape of manga and anime, captivating generations with its timeless tale of courage, friendship, and boundless adventure.


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