A non-binding letter of intent signed today by Merlin Entertainments, Wallonia and the Federal Government indicates that the theme park will be built on the former industrial site of construction machinery builder Caterpillar in Gosselies.
It is estimated that the amusement park will cost between €370 and €400 million, of which Wallonia will contribute €100 million, making it Wallonia’s second largest investment in the last ten years, following Google’s arrival in Mons.
In the event that the construction costs are significantly higher than expected, partners will still be able to reverse their decision. This year’s end is the expected date for a final decision on the project.
Public access to the park is expected to begin in 2027. As soon as construction begins, more than 1,000 new jobs will be created in the region, 70% of which will be low-skilled.
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