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Budget:
3B
Announced:
15 Feb 2013
Construction Start:
Opening:
on hold
Location:
Area:
33 ha
Developer:
Regions Group
Operator:
Regions Entertainment
Designers:
Contractors:
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    Young Russian businessman Alec Mutsoev, a father of three, breaks into a smile when speaking about the new project. His family co-owns GK Regions — the Russian partner of DreamWorks Animation.
    "Seeing my children's eyes sparkle when they watch these animated films makes me want to bring similar joy to other children in Russia, in the form of theme parks," he told RBTH
    GK Regions, where Alec serves as a board member, is set to build three DreamWorks Animation indoor theme parks in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, covering a total area of 10.7 million square feet. The project will cost $1 billion, with 30 percent funded by the company itself and the other 70 percent financed through bank loans. The construction sites for St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg have already been selected. Negotiations on the Moscow site are still in progress.
    The ticket price will be around the market average: $50–80, including all rides.
    The first park is scheduled to open in 2015.
    Source:
    http://rbth.ru/business/2013/02/21/dreamworks_to_build_three_theme_parks_in_russia_23107.html

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    Some details revealed:

    In each instance, the indoor parks will be part of a larger entertainment development featuring a mixed use movie and concert hall, 4D movie theatre, three-star 400-room hotel and a retail centre.

    To give visitors a sense of being outdoors, the height of each park will be 35 metres (comparable to a 13 floor building).

    Each will include attractions and character entertainment to bring to life franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. The latest DreamWorks movie - Turbo - will also be featured.
    http://www.licensing.biz/news/10838/Now-DreamWorks-plans-theme-parks-in-Russia

  3. Locations of the three DreamWorks parks:



    More at Disney and more:
    http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2013/02/dreamworks-ceo-jeffrey-katzenberg.html

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    DreamWorks Russia parks news articles

    This made big news between Feb 15-17, 2013:

    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is partnering with Regions GC to open new theme parks in Russia.
    (...) the studio released a statement today detailing its future collaboration with the property development and management firm to develop, what it promises to be, Europe’s largest year round indoor entertainment zone in three major cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
    "Russia is one of the most important markets in the world for us," said DreamWorks Animation's Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg. "All of us at DWA are extremely excited to work with REGIONS CG to be the first Hollywood studio to create not just one, but three theme parks in Russia."
    DreamWorks indoor parks in Russia are expected to be completed by 2015.
    Source:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dreamworks-plans-three-theme-parks-421900

    And here's more:

    Russian developer Regions Group said it planned to invest around $3 billion in the construction of three theme parks under a licensing agreement with Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc.
    The parks are scheduled to open in 2015 in Moscow, Russia's second-biggest city of St Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg in the Urals and are expected to be the largest year-round indoor entertainment zones in Europe, Dreamworks said on Friday.
    Regions Group will be the sole investor in the project, its co-owner and board member Amiran Mutsoev told a news conference, adding the firm planned to attract loans, primarily from state-run Sberbank and Gazprombank.
    Source:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/17/dreamworks-russia-parks-idUSL6N0BH1E020130217

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    DreamWorks Russia parks

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