The theme park industry in China remains vigorous, despite the disruption caused by the pandemic. This was the finding of a report by the infrastructure-consultancy company AECOM.

Theme parks across China are benefitting from increasing disposable incomes among middle-income earners, amid a growing demand for themed entertainment, the report found.

30 new theme park projects have been carried out in China during the last three years, the most in any country in the world. Many of these sites have been constructed in the country’s developing cities, such as Nanjing in the Jiangsu province and Zhengzhou in the Henan province.

According to the report, the Covid-19 pandemic may have temporarily postponed the opening of new projects but the planning and building of new theme parks remains a long-term and viable goal for China.

The report noted how Overseas Chinese Town attracted 4.7 million visits during China’s Spring Festival holiday in February. During the holiday, Happy Valley theme park in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province where the Covid-19 virus started, was especially popular.