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Fans of the Japanese animated series Dragon Ball are in for a huge treat. A park with an exclusive Dragon Ball theme will soon open near Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

The Dragon Ball series first aired in 1984 and follows the adventures of a boy named Son Goku.

The theme park will include a 70-meter dragon with more than 30 rides on half a million square metres. The project will be funded by the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), a company owned by the Saudi Arabian government’s investment fund.

It will also feature a roller coaster inside the dragon that will be modelled after Shenron, the wish-giving dragon that forms part of the franchise.

The idea behind the park is a partnership between the QIC and the Japanese producer of Dragon Ball.

The news of the theme park’s development comes just weeks after Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball’s creator, passed away. Toriyama died on 1 March at the age of 68.

The BBC reports that while some Dragon Ball fans have welcomed the plans for the theme park, others on social media have questioned the decision to locate the attraction in Saudi Arabia.

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