China’s leading attraction operators the OCT Group have selected California-based Legacy Entertainment to design a new Happy Valley theme park. The new park will be the ninth Happy Valley to be built and will be located in the city of Zhengzhou in the Henan Province.

Since their founding in 2002, Legacy Entertainment have carved out a reputation as one of the world’s leading entertainment design studios and will craft a unique and original design for the new theme park. The company has experience developing projects in China, having been the creative force behind several projects in the country including the Chimelong Marine Science Centre which is set to open later this year.

Legacy’s president and chief creative officer, Taylor Jeffs, said of the partnership: “We are extremely honoured to have been selected to help OCT create the next generation of Happy Valley Theme Parks. Ever since my first visit to a Happy Valley park in 2007, my team and I have dreamed of a collaboration with OCT – so it is thrilling and humbling for us now that that dream has come true.”

The OCT Group are by far China’s largest theme park developer and operator with multiple attractions including Windows on the World, OCT East and Splendid China, in addition to the Happy Valley parks.

No date has yet been set for completion of the latest Happy Valley, though the eighth Happy Valley park is due to open later this year in the city of Nanjing in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.