In a historic move, Macau’s “Big Six” casino operators have been granted ten-year extensions of their gaming licenses in exchange for a commitment to invest $14.9 billion U.S. dollars over the next decade, with 90% of that directed towards non-gaming attractions and experiences.
Design firm Legacy Entertainment is currently developing a slate of theme park, waterpark, and attraction products tailored specifically for the Macau market. Most recently, Legacy completed the design of a 30,000-square-meter indoor theme park for one of the city’s largest integrated resorts.
“Working shoulder-to-shoulder with icons like Galaxy’s Francis Lui and Melco’s Lawrence Ho has been among the highlights of my career. Together, we’ve helped shape the landscape of modern-day Macau,” says Taylor Jeffs, President & Chief Creative Officer of Legacy Entertainment. “My entire team and I are thrilled to continue working in one of our favorite markets as Macau enters this new era.”
For nearly 15 years, the Legacy team has had a major presence all throughout the Pearl River Delta, with its principals having served as lead design consultants for both Galaxy Macau, which opened in 2011, as well as Studio City Macau, which debuted in 2015. Just across the river, the Legacy Entertainment team was also responsible for the design of the Chimelong Marine Science Park, a colossal 370,000-square-meter complex that will debut later this year.
“The goal now is different than it was when we started designing Galaxy Macau in 2006, and Studio City Macau in 2011,” Jeffs adds. “Back then, the mandate was to create the world’s most compelling gaming destination. Now we’re out to simply create one of the world’s top entertainment destinations for all ages.”