Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, Sweden, is looking to expand its leisure offering through the development of an indoor waterpark and family hotel.
The historic park, which only recently unveiled plans to invest SEK250m ($28m) in two major new attractions over the coming months, submitted proposals for the hotel and waterpark last year.
“We are currently awaiting approval for a new family hotel and indoor waterpark,” Liseberg president and CEO Andreas Andersen told InterPark.
“We will hopefully get political approval for our expansion over the next two or three months.”
Opened in 1923, Liseberg is one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia.
In 2016 the park launched two new attractions: AeroSpin, an interactive aeroplane ride from Gerstlauer, and a Venetian Carousel from Bertazzon.
These two new attractions join another ride, Helix, which was introduced in 2014. Developed by Mack Rides of Germany, Helix illustrates Liseberg’s strategy to create family-friendly thrills.
“Liseberg strives to cater to all visitors, but the family segment is by far the most important for us,” Andersen said. “Although we also have our portion of thrill rides, family rides such as flumes, river rafting and the big carousels are the bread and butter of the park.”