Shaun the Sheep attraction to open at Paradise Country in Australia
ardman are delighted to announce that Shaun the Sheep will soon be coming to Australia with an exciting new themed family attraction at Paradise Country on the Gold Coast in partnership with Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The relationship was secured by Merchantwise Licensing.
Paradise Country offers an authentic Australiana farm experience, giving domestic and international visitors the chance to experience farm life and outback adventure. A must-visit for Shaun the Sheep fans of all ages, the new themed partnership will launch from December 2018, including specially created sculptures and interactive attractions such as Shaun’s Tractor Ride, Shaun’s Adventure Camp, The Pig’s Playground and Shaun’s Scraps & Taps. There will also be a live show ‘Shaun’s Aussie Adventures’ which will take place twice daily and a themed retail outlet, Mossy Bottom Memories. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Shaun the Sheep and have their photo taken with him.
Ngaio Harding-Hill, Senior Manager Attractions & Live Experiences at Aardman commented: “As Australia’s number one Farm Based Attraction, Paradise Country is the perfect home for Shaun the Sheep’s next attraction adventure. The new experience captures all the fun and frolics of the show in a real life adventure fans will adore.”
Paradise Country General Manager, Shane Phillips said that Shaun the Sheep is a wonderful fit for the park with both parties sharing an affinity for the farm lifestyle. “Shaun the Sheep is such an iconic and well-known character with families and we are excited to welcome him and his flock to Paradise Country.”
Shaun the Sheep is an internationally celebrated family brand, loved across 170 territories with almost 6 million fans on Facebook and 2.3 billion views on YouTube as well as being an incredibly popular brand in China and other leading Asian markets. In Australia, Shaun the Sheep and its related preschool series, Timmy Time have long been mainstays on ABC TV and iView digital platforms, attracting more than 130,000 daily viewers. Next year will also see the theatrical release of the much anticipated sequel ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ in cinemas across Australia later in 2019.