EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Moselle; Lorraine; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Maizières-lès-Metz


Sector: Arts / entertainment
Arts, entertainment and recreation
93.21 - Activities of amusement parks and theme parks
Group: Walygator

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-08-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2010
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2012
Planned Job Creation: 650

Additional Information

The owners of French amusement park Walygator, the Le Douarin brothers, will invest EUR 145 million by 2015 in park's extension. Under the project, called Walywood, is to create 650 new jobs between January 2010 and June 2012.

Under the project, called Walywood, on a surface of 48 additional hectares in the east of France  will be constructed three hotels with a total capacity of 1,000 rooms, a seminar and training centre, a concert hall, three restaurants, a Hard Rock Cafe, a commercial centre and an aqua park.