While the Caribbean is not a big destination for theme parks, a hospitality-company collaboration is hoping to change that in the Dominican Republic.
Katmandu Park Punta Cana is expected to open in early 2023, a project between Melia Hotels International and entertainment development company Falcon’s Beyond.
The park will expand upon the Katmandu Park in Mallorca, Spain, which opened in 2012.
The Punta Cana project will include a new resort brand, Falcon’s Resort by Melia, which is a multiphase transformation of two existing Melia properties, Paradisus Grand Cana and The Reserve at Paradisus Palma.
Initially, the Punta Cana park will be only open to resort guests. The park will feature rides and attractions that immerse guests in Falcon’s Beyond franchise, The Hidden Realms of Katmandu.
“Only here, can you fire blasters to earn points in EtherQuest, venture into the Himalayas in the Legend of the Desirata, experience a daring underwater rescue aboard the Voyage of the Fathom Wanderer and blast your way through an unforgettable game of chess in the Challenge of the Mad Mage,” is how Katmandu Park describes the experience on its website.
Additional attractions include a mini-golf course, an outdoor ropes course, a climbing course, carnival-style games and an arcade.
Following Punta Cana, Falcon’s said it is expecting to open Katmandu parks in locations including Tenerife, Canary Islands, in 2024; Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, in 2025; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with an opening date to be announced.