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Gröna Lund grows

Swedish park seeks permission for major expansion

Gröna Lund, the waterfront amusement park in the city of Stockholm, has applied for planning permission to develop its “Skeppsholmsviken” parking area into a new area of the park housing additional rides.

The park’s owner, Parks & Resorts Scandinavia, want to spend SEK500 million the largest single investment in the Swedish tourist industry – by adding a major rollercoaster, a tower swing ride and new food and games outlets.

“Never before has so much money been invested in the Swedish tourist industry,” notes Ulf Larsson, president and CEO of Parks & Resorts Scandinavia. “We are extremely proud to be able to do this not only for Gröna Lund, but for Stockholm as a tourist destination.”

The planning application submitted proposals for ways the park can increase access by water. If the new area is approved, it is hoped it can be completed within five years.

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