Melco Crown Entertainment’s USD3.2 billion new resort, which is currently under development in Cotai, will feature a movie-inspired Golden Reel Ferris Wheel as its “iconic centerpiece attraction,” the company announced yesterday in a press release.
The 130-meter-high ferris wheel will be located at the central point between the resort’s twin hotel towers, which are described as having a theme of “Art Deco meets Gotham City.”
As envisioned by Lawrence Ho, co-chairman and CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, the Golden Reel was built “in traditional Hollywood blockbuster movie fashion,” which depicted two flaming asteroids which crashed through the building façade to create a figure-8 form.”
“Every aspect of the Golden Reel is currently undergoing rigorous mechanical testing following the final installation of passenger cabins earlier this month,” Melco said.
“The Golden Reel is a totally unique entertainment offering to Asia, and indeed to the world, and we continue to deliver on our commitment to expanding the non-gaming leisure and entertainment offerings available in Macau, as a continuing strategy in supporting its evolution into a highly diversified and world class leisure and tourism destination,” said Mr Ho.
Studio City is scheduled to open later this year and is expected to feature more non-gaming attractions, including Warner Brothers-themed rides, and a Batman flight simulator.