It's true, SimCity is getting Amusement Park DLC
Rumors surrounding a new add-on for SimCity have been confirmed by EA. Earlier this week a listing on UK retailer Green Man Gaming (since removed) revealed some sort of amusement park downloadable content. I can't say that I didn't expect some sort of DLC to be released post-launch, but I'd be lying if I said I thought it would be amusement park themed. Still, I'm intrigued to see what it can offer in terms of gameplay.
According to the the listing, the Amusement Park Pack lets you "build the amusement park of your dreams, right in the middle of your city" with "classic rides, vehicle rides, and thrill rides" that "allow you to make just the theme park you want."
From the look of it, it seems the amusement park will be a rather large plot, so good luck fitting that into your already crowded city. You'll likely have reserve the majority of your limited plot space for this attraction which features "massive entrances." The content includes "three large, impressive themed amusement park entrances" that you can choose from to customize your park. You'll also be able to lay down mini-train rails within the space that will transport tourists around your amusement park.
As you'd expect with any theme park, amusement parks will serve as tourist hotspots. Through the attractions and bright lights, you'll attract tons of new visitors. This will benefit local commercial businesses as happy tourists will "stay in local hotels to shop or visit the amusement park for another day."
The Amusement Park DLC is said to release on May 28, so I'd count on some official information from EA or Maxis sometime soon. Unfortunately, there's no mention of larger plots or any new areas being added.