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Theme park hired to draw business to Gwinnett Place Mall closes early
Theme park hired to draw business to Gwinnett Place Mall closes early

DULUTH, Ga. -- Fantasy Magic World, which was hired to attract business to Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, has packed up and gone early.

The mobile theme park was scheduled to operate June 26 through Sept. 1, according to the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce website.

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According to the website, Fantasy Magic World would bring together carnival rides, circus performers, magical structures and indoor gaming along with food and live entertainment from around the world to Atlanta's cultural melting pot, Gwinnett County.

Officials with the Duluth mall's parent company touted the boost the theme park would give, bringing traffic and bustle back to the once mighty commerce hub that laid the foundation for the area and then fell stagnant.

The Gwinnett Daily Post said that didn't happen when the amusement park's owners shut it down just weeks after opening.

"As part of the process of hauling it all off in mid-July, executives with the company that ran the attraction, Harifa Inc., came and told employees it was all over," said Natalio Pabon, the now former CEO of the entertainment company Harifa charged with running Fantasy Magic World.

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