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  1. Tala is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Oops, it seems there is no more DreamWorks Russia according to this article:

    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.
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    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/kung-fu-panda-leaps-over-russia-to-china/574338.html

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    News on the construction date:

    According to earlier reports, construction was to begin in early 2017, with BIN Group as the developer.

    DreamWorks' theme park, Dream Island, is scheduled to enter the construction stage later this year to be inaugurated in 2018.

    Developed by the group Regiony, it is part of a larger project that also includes similar theme parks in Russia's other major cities St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbcu-dreamworks-animation-move-separate-898207

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    In the area of ​​building large enough to support more than 25 football fields. The center of gravity - an amusement park. "It will cost 1300-1400 rubles, and there will be composed of all 40 rides for free. A person can be there for 10 hours without a time limit," - said the project investor Amiran Mutsoev.
    I am not sure that putting a price on your entrance before you have even built it is a good idea!

    On the territory of almost 300 thousand square meters will house more than 40 attractions. Entertaining and playgrounds will be dedicated to the heroes of famous domestic and foreign cartoons. One of the main attractions will be the ferris wheel height 138 meters
    There have been mixed messages about this "Ferris Wheel" as many of the early drawings showed a large wheel external to the building (or in some cases an observation tower) but the latest models shown have only showed the enclosed park with no external park buildings/constructions. Considering they have mentioned it in most communications it seems odd to me that it is missing from the model they are now promoting.

    Source: http://www.tvc.ru/news/show/id/81718#190339

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    I found these photos from an article dated November 30. The theme park will be called "Island of Dreams", as translated I presume?




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    http://moslenta.ru/article/2015/11/30/parknagatinodetsky/

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    I am surprised it's going ahead. But why not, by the time it opens Russia's economic troubles will be a matter of the past.

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    So, we went to the proposed DreamWorks Moscow site last weekend and here is a short summary of our investigation:

    Along Andropov Avenue and all the way around the future theme park there is a colorful fence. The information presented at the entrance to the construction site holds that the construction is to end up in the forth quarter of 2017. We made some photos behind the fence – nothing but piles of sand. Some work is happening at the main entrance, though. We couldn’t take pictures inside, but the security guard told us that they are doing the foundation pit. We also made some photos from the parking area of the shopping mall Metropolis which is situated just in front of the construction site (though our zoom of our camera wasn't really good). We also noticed some cement trucks, so surely something is happening.

    Yana & Radzhana, Moscow-based theme park lovers











  8. Anonymous Guest
    I live close to the DreamWorks Moscow location shown below. Will take some pictures soon and post them here!

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    CNN writes:

    The "Disneyland-style" park, as Moscow city hall calls it, will be Europe's largest indoor theme park. It has been a long time in the making. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) signed a licensing agreement with a local developer in 2013, aiming to build three parks across Russia. At that time, the animation company called Russia "one of the most important markets in the world."
    DreamWorks is not looking to back out. The animation company confirmed the agreement stands, but refused to comment further. Its theme parks business is based on licensing -- meaning the company sells its right to local developers, rather than building the park itself.
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    http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/14/news/russia-moscow-dreamworks-park/

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