Formosa Fun Coast
|Formosa Fun Coast|
|Location||Bali, New Taipei, Taiwan|
|Opening||8 July 1989|
|Closed||27 June 2015
(temporarily closed til further notice)
|Floor area||12 hectares|
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.
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The theme park was constructed in 1989. On 27 June 2015, an explosion killed 15 visitors and injuring hundreds. The park has been closed temporarily to facilitate investigations. 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.
The theme park spans over a 12-hectare (30-acre) area.
- Water Park
- Ecology World
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.
As of 15 July, seven fatalities were attributed to the explosion.
As of 30 July, ten fatalities were attributed to the explosion.
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