Playcenter São Paulo to become children's park

By | March 20, 2012

The amusement park Playcenter, located in São Paulo, Brazil, will close on July 29, according to information from the press office of the park. Playcenter had been in operation for almost 40 years. The park is closing as a result of a change in the strategic plans of the company, which intends to continue in the entertainment business, but with a proposal aimed at younger children.

The new project, which will be built at the same location, will include an investment of about BR$40 million and will have attractions such as an interactive ghost train, 4D cinema, carousel and other rides for children. The new park is expected to open the first half of 2013, according to a spokesperson.

Playcenter annually receives about 1.5 million visitors, according to the company. Currently, the park is open to the general public only on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The parks coasters have already been sold to other parks. The Windstorm was moved in February to Alpen Park in Brazil, the Boomerang will be moved to Parque Diversiones in Costa Rica, and the Schwarzkopf Looping Star is going to Nicolandia Center Park, also in Brazil. Negotiations are still underway for the other large attractions such as the Fabbri Evolution and Cataclysm rides.