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12 Apr 2012
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  1. research007 is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Oct 2011
    From the official NBCUniversal site:

    More recently, Mr. Williams and UPR signed agreements with the Tatweer Dubai to develop Universal Studios Dubailand in Dubai, with Lotte Group and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of South Korea to develop the Universal Studios Korea Resort near Seoul, and with ZAO Rusincom to develop Universal Studios Moscow in the Russian capital.

  2. @Amusment park fan, I am Russian and just did a thorough search - there is no official website as of yet!

  3. Amusement park fan is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    Do they have an offical website?

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    I will visit if this will be built. That's really exotic.

  5. Juli is offline Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    This video is in Russian, but they show the ticket price comparison by country at the end. Quite interesting...
    Basically they present the info in numbers. Here is what they shown on this video:

    - The area of the park will be 22 hectares
    - 2 hotels with 1100 rooms
    - Aqua park 20,000 sq. m
    - Thematic park 150,000 sq. m
    - Forecasting 6 million of visitors per year
    - Out of them 2 million will be foreigners
    - The ticket price 1000 rubles or 34 USD
    - Ticket cost comparison of Universal by country: Moscow $34; Singapore $54; Hollywood $77; Osaka $79; Orlando $85

    Hope that helps

  6. Price comparison - This video is in Russian, but they show the ticket price comparison by country at the end. Quite interesting...

  7. research007 is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Moscow park to open by the end of the decade

    Comcast gained control of the Universal parks last year when it paid $13.75 billion to General Electric for 51 percent of NBCUniversal. Comcast quickly doubled down on the business, spending $1 billion to buy a stake in Universal Orlando owned by the Blackstone Group. G.E. and Blackstone were both more interested in wringing cash from the parks than expanding them; selling them entirely was regularly on the table.

    But Comcast is different. “We’re really feeling the love,” said Mr. Williams, Universal’s chief.

    Comcast has increased spending on the parks — by how much it won’t say — and is betting on strong international growth. Universal announced a deal in April to open a park in Moscow by the end of the decade. The company, which opened a park in Singapore two years ago, also has resorts in the works in South Korea and Dubai; it is pursuing a deal in China.

  8. JasielMdc92 is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Hey everyone! Last Wednesday this article has been published, according to which the Russians like Transformers and Pirate Movies. So here is a link to the article:

    The venture’s estimated cost is $2.8 billion, with the theme park alone costing $500 million. Experts, however, say that the real cost of construction will actually be $11 billion, as the transport infrastructure around the proposed 22 hectare site in south Moscow requires a massive upgrade. Universal doesn’t have to worry though; the company is reportedly not putting any of its money into the project.

    Gutsiriev is clearly a big fan of theme parks, for this was not his first attempt at bringing one to Russia. In 2010, at the same time he launched discussions with Universal, Gutsiriev also entered talks with Disney (DIS) to set up a Russian Disneyland, which ultimately did not materialize.

    It’s not surprising that Disney declined Gutsiriev’s offer. Moscow is a tricky market. Though it is the most populous city in Europe with 10 million people, it is also 1,500 miles away from Western Europe. Paris has a smaller population, but the Disneyland there can draw on the tens of millions more Europeans from nearby cities and countries.

    And among the 10 million people, it’s likely that a majority will be unable to afford the entrance fees. After all, Russia is ranked 70th in terms of GDP per capita, according to the CIA World Factbook.

    Accounting for the low median spending power of Russians, Galactic Park plans to charge an admission fee of about $34, which would be the lowest in the world. Universal’s parks in Orlando and Singapore charge $85 and $54 respectively.

    Universal’s entry into Moscow reflects the growing significance of Russia and other emerging markets to Hollywood’s balance sheet. In 2011, the burgeoning Russian box office grew by 20% from 2010 and topped $1 billion for the time ever (...)

    Universal has not released details of the theme park, but we’re thinking that, given Russians’ love for the Pirates and Transformers franchises, Captain Jack Sparrow- and Optimus Prime-inspired rides seem all but inevitable.

    The construction of Galactic Park is awaiting final approval for Moscow authorities, and work is expected to start in 2014, with a target opening date of 2018 to coincide Russia hosting the FIFA World Cup.
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  9. moskva is offline Newbie
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    More street view perspectives (one round around future Galactica Park)

  10. @russiaparks, what's wrong with that? Universal Studios Japan is located in a likewise ugly industrial harbor district, and it's a very beautiful park, it even adds to the magic! The tougher the surrounding, the better home for a theme park. What would Disneyland do in Switzerland?

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