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In December 2016, the park announced it would permanently close at the end of December 2017. 
The park permanently closed at 2 o'clock, January 1, 2018.
- News, Kyodo (December 16, 2016). "Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu to close at end of 2017". Kyodo News. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
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- Gartland, Dan (November 28, 2016). "Japanese theme park forced to apologize for creepy skating rink full of dead fish". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 29, 2016.