China set for indoor DreamWorks theme park

16th Jul 2013

China-bound tourists on city breaks will soon be getting their kicks from Kung Fu Panda characters.

A new indoor theme park showcasing DreamWorks Animation (DWA) characters, such as those from the much-loved panda movie, is being planned in China.

The cartoon studio and its Chinese partners have not revealed the exact timing or location of the project.

But it is set to be built in a "major city" in the Yangtze River Delta, according to an exclusive interview news agency Xinhua did with Shuai Min, vice president of Shanghai-based Oriental DreamWorks.

The project will mark DreamWorks' latest drive into the Chinese market.

It has already announced plans for a Dream Centre in Shanghai to wow holidaymakers on group tours. The centre will include theatres, restaurants and retail outlets.

The company also recently launched its new DreamWorks Experience attraction at Sands China's integrated resorts in Macau.

Shuai Min also announced that the long-awaited Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be released by the end of 2015, earlier than previous estimations.

"The script has been finished and production will soon start. What the work demonstrates is not just 'Chinese elements,' but profound Chinese culture and rich local flavour," Shuai said.


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