Americans deny backing â‚¬7 billion Co Dublin theme park
TWO American entertainment corporations deny claims by Irish promoters that they are involved in a proposed â‚¬7 billion theme park for north Dublin.
Owen Oâ€™Callaghan, a Cork property developer, said yesterday that six leading entertainment companies are backing the project, including 20th Century Fox and Sony. But two of the companies have denied this.
Jim Yeager, head of publicity with Universal, said: â€œUniversal has not had meetings with any representatives of this group and we have no intention of developing any parks in Ireland at this time, or indeed any time.â€
Charles Grace, a spokesman for Six Flags, the worldâ€™s largest theme-park operator, denied that the company was involved. â€œWe are not planning to build any kind of park in Ireland at this time,â€ he said.
Despite the denials, the Vega City consortium still maintains that international entertainment corporations are backing the project. Oâ€™Callaghan, chairman of United Entertainment Partners, the company behind the proposed north Dublin development, said: â€œThat is not what we have heard from them. We are very much of the opinion that they are very interested in this project and are prepared to come to Dublin.