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Lions, Tigers and Rupert Murdoch?

August 29, 2013

Two companies are vying to develop a massive entertainment complex next to the Miami Zoo.

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has proposed building a $930 million hotel and retail complex centered around a 20th Century Fox theme park.

Two companies are vying to develop a massive entertainment complex next to the Miami Zoo.

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has proposed building a $930 million hotel and retail complex centered around a 20th Century Fox theme park.

The park, to be called Miami Wilds, would feature rides based on the movie company’s blockbusters. It would include an Ice Age-themed water park; 30,000 square feet of space for stores and restaurants; an outdoor space for concerts and sporting events; and a 400-room hotel, according to a 158-page proposal.

Murdoch, the chairman of 20th Century Fox, recently announced the company’s first theme park, to be located on casino giant Genting Group’s Resorts World property in Malaysia.

A competing plan by Dinosaur Park International would feature an open-air museum with hundreds of life-sized dinosaur replicas and interactive activities, including a sandbox fossil dig.

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