Lai Yuen, a historic amusement park in Hong Kong, is collaborating with entertainment company China Media Capital to build an indoor park for electricity-powered go-kart racing in Chengdu, Sichuan, reported SCMP on November 8. The new park, with a total area of 3,700 to 4,650 square meters, will open in 2020. In addition to go-kart racing circuits, the park will also feature mini-concerts and small shows, which will be operated and managed by China Media Capital.
Lai Yuen, opened in 1949 in Hong Kong, was once the largest amusement park by area in the city. In addition to Hong Kong, the park also ran go-kart circuits for a short-term carnival in Guangzhou during the summer of 2016. According to Duncan Chiu, Lai Yuen’s current president, the new park in Chengdu will embrace electricity-powered go-kart circuits, which are more environmentally friendly compared to traditional petrol-powered go-kart parks in mainland China. Moreover, the new go-kart park will help export Lai Yuen’s professional entertainment services to the mainland area.