The long-delayed Dream Zone at Movie Animation Park Studios is set to open in June this year, according to the park’s chief operating officer.
Dream Zone, themed on the intellectual property of films produced by DreamWorks Animation, is the last of six zones to open at Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS). Comprising around a third of the entire park, the zone has been off limits since the soft opening of the park in June last year.
Mohd Farid Abdul Aziz, chief operating officer of MAPS, told a press conference: “Initially we had signed an agreement with DreamWorks for the Dream Zone, but they were recently been taken over by Universal Studios, who have their own set of requirements. We are in the midst of fulfilling their requirements.”
The final work to be completed is technical reviews for two of the rides. “We expect that the Dream Zone will be opened by June this year,” he added.
MAPS had previously announced that the zone would open in December following an inspection by DreamWorks executives, however this was then delayed to January and now the opening has been pushed to June.
Rides in Dream Zone include the 52m-high Megamind Megadrop Tower and Casper’s Birthday Blast, an interactive dark ride where guests get to blast laser ghost goo. The zone also features two indoor roller coasters – Mr Peabody and Sherman’s Time Adventure and The Croods Crazy Chase.
The Dream Theatre will host the Megamind Rocks live stage show while themed dining experiences can be found at MetroCity Diner and the Croods Cavetaria.
In January this year, Perak Corp agreed to negotiate a deal with theme park operator Only World Group to co-manage and co-operate MAPS. The park was developed as joint venture between Perak and Sanderson Group for approximately $134m. Perak subsidiary Animation Theme Park (ATP) currently owns and runs the park.
Image: c. Movie Animation Park Studios.