Paramount Pictures and Kios Open New Theme Park in Bali
Paramount Pictures, whose brands include Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, has signed a deal with technology and entertainment company Kios to build a theme park in Bali, Indonesia.
The 140-acre park will blend the cinematic worlds of Paramount with Indonesian culture and hospitality in a lush tropical setting.
In addition to the rides and attractions, the plans include two themed hotels; Paramount Grand Resort and a Nickelodeon Resort featuring the brand’s popular characters.
One of the areas of the park will be called Land of Legends, honoring the culture, myths and legends of Indonesia.
“Primordial is a global brand that captures the imagination of everyone, from children to adults,” said Kios Managing Director Ade Sulistioputra. “We all have fond memories of Paramount films, with a legacy of excellence that has spanned 110 years. We will draw from Paramount Picture’s library of over 1,000 films and use brands and characters that will appeal to people of all ages, while other attractions may be inspired by Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Ty Granaroli, Paramount Global’s Executive Vice President, Themed Entertainment and Experiences, signed the deal with Sulistioputra in a ceremony attended by several Paramount representatives and virtually attended by the Governor of Bali and other dignitaries on 25 July 2022 at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Sulistioputra said one of the park’s goals is to educate the global community about Indonesia’s natural landscapes through movie entertainment produced by Paramount.
The park is expected to attract over five million visitors in its first year.
“We believe the beauty of Bali, combined with integrated resort hotels and a Paramount theme park, will create a magnificent entertainment project that all of Indonesia can be proud of,” said Paramount’s Ty Granaroli. “A park like this can have a significant, long-term impact on tourism, including domestic and international visitors.”