Formosa Fun Coast

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Coordinates: 25°08′41″N 121°23′20″E / 25.14472°N 121.38889°E / 25.14472; 121.38889

Formosa Fun Coast
八仙海岸
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Formosa Fun Coast in August 2009
Formosa Fun Coast is located in Taiwan
Formosa Fun Coast
Location in Taiwan
General information
Type Amusement park
Location Bali, New Taipei, Taiwan
Opening 8 July 1989
Closed 27 June 2015
(temporarily closed til further notice)
Technical details
Floor area 12 hectares
Website
www.formosafuncoast.com.tw

The Formosa Fun Coast (Chinese: 八仙海岸; pinyin: Bāxiān Hǎi'àn, also known as 八仙樂園; Bāxiān Lèyuán; "Eight Immortals Paradise" or less literally "Myriad immortals paradise") is a theme park in Bali District, New Taipei, Taiwan.[1]

History[edit]

The theme park was constructed in 1989.[2] On 27 June 2015, an explosion killed 15 visitors and injuring hundreds. The park has been closed temporarily to facilitate investigations.[3] On 1 March 2017, the Taipei Administrative High Court decided the park could reopen when the court overturned the government order to suspend its license.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The theme park spans over a 12-hectare (30-acre) area.[5]

Attractions[edit]

  • Water Park
  • Ecology World

Transportation[edit]

The theme park is accessible by bus from Guandu Station of Taipei Metro.[6]

2015 explosion[edit]

On 27 June 2015, flammable powder, which had been sprayed above the visitors, exploded during an event hosted by an independent marketing firm leasing space at the park. 508 people were injured, 194 seriously, and 8 of them in critical condition.[7][8][9]

On 29 June 2015, a 20-year-old woman died of injuries sustained from burns to more than 90% of her body.[10][3]

A 19-year-old design student who sustained burns to 90% of his body, was pronounced dead on 2 July 2015.[11][3]

As of 15 July, seven fatalities were attributed to the explosion.[12]

As of 30 July, ten fatalities were attributed to the explosion.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formosa Fun Coast". themeparks.net.tw. Taiwan. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Time for Speedos and bikinis". taipeitimes.com. 
  3. ^ a b c "Second person dies from injuries suffered in Taiwan water park fireball". edition.cnn.com. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/local/taipei/2017/03/02/492706/water-park.htm
  5. ^ "Formosa Fun Coast - Great Taipei Travel(旅遊王TravelKing)". TravelKing. 
  6. ^ http://www.themeparks.net.tw/eng/park/park02/
  7. ^ "八仙樂園粉塵爆炸 外交部證實:8名外籍人士受傷". Liberty Times Net. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Botelho, Greg; Wang, Kevin. "More than 225 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park". CNN. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Michael Forsythe (June 27, 2015). "Taiwan Water Park Blast Leaves Hundreds Injured". 
  10. ^ "Taiwan Water Park Explosion". CNN. CNN. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Benjamin Yeh (July 2, 2015). "Second death after Taiwan water park disaster". 
  12. ^ "University student dies following Taiwan water park blast". Channel NewsAsia. Central News Agency. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Reuters. "Taiwan water park explosion claims 10th life". AsiaOnline. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 

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