European amusement park. Located 765 acres outside of Barcelona, Spain. Owned and operated by the WPA Consortium, a group of investors from Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. World Park opened its gates in 1996 and has drawn record crowds ever since. The park is organized into three major zones devoted to Northern Europe, Southern Europe and the New World, with attractions dedicated to specific countries located in each zone. Twenty-eight thousand full-time and ten thousand part-time employees work in the park and the surrounding hotels, golf courses and casinos. Park security is provided by Global Security.