Dubai Adventure Studios will be a movie-themed park that will also host film premieres. Opening date: late 2014.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka, Japan, will cost $482 million to build and will feature replicas of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade Village. Opening date: late 2014.
Wet n' Wild Sydney will feature one of the world's largest wave pools, the only wave machine capable of producing a 10-foot barrel wave, the world's tallest water coaster and a water slide with eight separate lanes. Opening date: December 2013.
A spin on Kang and Kodo's Twirl n' Hurl at this Simpson's-themed park (located within the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando) promises to take "foolish humans on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit." Opening date: Summer 2013.
Murcia, Spain, was chosen as the location for this Paramount theme park because of its sunny climate -- on average the area gets 300 days of sun a year. Opening date: mid-2015.
Expect roller coasters, a 12-screen cinema and four themed zones at IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai, which will be the world's largest indoor theme park. Opening date: early 2014.
Aquatica in San Diego revels in its animal habitats. The lazy river snakes through a flamingo enclosure and the wave pool borders a freshwater turtle habitat. Opened: June 2013
Amazone, located in Bang Saray, Thailand,will be the Cartoon Network's first water park, with rides inspired by the channel's most popular characters, including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny and Johnny Bravo. Opening date: late 2013.
There will be five zones at Warsaw's Adventure World theme park, along with a water park. The Old Town brings to life various creatures from Polish folklore. Opening date: August 2015.