Source: Google Maps
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Here are some of the latest news about the park:
- Rides in the park will begin to be built in early 2017
- Announced Dark Roller Coaster. Rollercoaster theme will be based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It will be 25 meters high, with several inversions. Manufacturer will be Intamin.
- Also announced "Flying Theatre" (the first in Europe). The film will be based on a journey into the prehistoric world of dinosaurs
- Other than the entrance of the castle from the outside of the building, there will be another indoor castle in the building. It is the castle of the Snow Queen. It will have a height of 28 meters.
- The park will combine Dreamworks characters and Russian cartoon characters.
Today I had some free time and I went to the construction of the park to take some photos. The weather was not very good, so the picture quality is bad. But you can still see how quick the process of construction!
Any recent pictures following the September 20 update?
Looks like the IP might still be involved. It seems that the Dreamworks project was never in doubt but the fact that Universal and Dreamworks will have competing parks may have put the Moscow park at risk. But now it looks like both are still ongoing.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbcu-dreamworks-animation-move-separate-898207NBC Universal and DreamWorks Animation are going ahead with their separate theme park projects in Russia.
Following the announcement last month that NBCU will take over DreamWorks Animation, there was an expectation that the two companies' Russian theme park projects could be combined.
However, NBCU has confirmed that it is going ahead with its Moscow project. "The project is still on, but we do not have an update," NBCU's spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that it "is not connected with any other project."
Google Earth was last updated in May and there was construction work underway then too. It looks like a lot of progress has been made since then according to those photos.
Source: Google Earth
@Gutterflower, this is very strange. A theme park visibly under construction which has supposedly been cancelled? Maybe the DreamWorks IP has left the project and the castle-themed indoor park is rising without its intellectual property?
Oops, it seems there is no more DreamWorks Russia according to this article:
Source:From the beginning project ran into headwinds as many insiders in the movie colony in Los Angeles questioned the viability of such an undertaking. The parks would have been surrounded by hotels, high-end shopping complexes and restaurants.
But Katzenberg couldn't have been more enthusiastic about the prospects as he journeyed back and forth to Russia. The trio of venues was expected to cost in excess of $1 billion.
Finally, uncertainties caused by the economic and political climates killed the project.
And Katzenberg quickly changed course, with China becoming the next port of call.
The movie executive told The Moscow Times he has been visiting China monthly in search of new partners and deals. There he has been more successful than he was in Russia.