Dokmaideng Playland was a theme park located in Vientiane, Laos. Surprisingly, not a lot of information exists in relation to the park so if anyone has details about it, please contact us so we can update! All we know is that it has been abandoned and remains as such to this day. We would really like to up the online degrees of information available about the Dokmaideng Playland. So really any pictures, information or stories will be helpful to help shed light upon the abandoned park to share it online with everyone.
We did however find this piece about Legoland Malaysia and theme parks in South East Asia in general which mentions Dokmaideng Playland –
It is not only foreign brands banking on Southeast Asia’s potential: Home-grown companies backing entertainment parks such as Happyland on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City also hope to take advantage of the burgeoning market. An ambitious $2-billion project that is putting an Eastern spin on Western parks, Happyland hopes to draw 14 million visitors annually when it opens in 2014.
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, a myriad of more modest fun zones have popped up, from Phnom Penh’s Dreamland to Manila’s Enchanted Kingdom, the latter welcoming 1.6 million visitors last year. Other projects have been announced in Malaysia, including a $160m park in Ipoh and Hello Kitty Town in Johor.
Ambitious plans, however, come with huge risks and theme parks can quickly go from thrill to spill. Of the 2,500 amusement parks in China, only 10% spin a profit, while Southeast Asia has already seen its first string of parks grind to a halt, including Kuala Lumpur’s Mimaland and Vientiane’s Dokmaideng Playland.
Location: Vientiane, Laos
Category: Theme Park