THE world’s first DreamWorks-themed, indoor interactive play and creativity center, DreamPlay by DreamWorks offers fun-filled experiences with the characters of the animation giant’s world-famous films, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon among others.
Located at City of Dreams Manila, DreamPlay’s launch was attended by the integrated resort, hotel and casino’s highest officials, led by Lawrence Ho, co-chairman and CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, and bigwigs of the American movie company, led by Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg. They were joined by celebrities and their families including Paranaque Mayor Edwin Olivares, Kaye and Freddie Tinga, David and Jennifer Celdran, Mikaela and Chucho Martinez, Grace and Lauro Baja, Gian and Joy Sotto, and Cecile and Jeroen Van Straten among others.
“We are continually working to build experiences that bring the stories of DreamWorks to life, and with DreamPlay, we’ve introduced a fantastically fun and creative destination for the entire family,” said Paul Kurzawa, DreamWorks Animation’s head of Retail Development and Entertainment.
And indeed, their guests enjoyed the magical destination’s original attractions as follows:
Thread of Enlightenment from Kung Fu Panda where one can test his bravery and balance as he makes his way across a two-level rope course;
Fast as Lighning Kung Fung Fighting with Dojo, where one can become a Kung Fu master alongside Po and the Furious Five;
Conquer the Wall of Destiny, where one faces a series of climbing challenges;
How to Fly Your Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon, an attraction where one can test dragons for flight alongside Hiccup and Toothless on their quest to find beasts of all shapes and sizes;
Dinotrux where one can learn how to build and pilot his own Reptool;
Whatever Floats Your Boat, which brings to life the Penguins of Madagascar by creating the sound seafaring vessel;
Afro Circus, a world of foam and fun with Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria;
Cooking with Gingy, where one can set up a baking station and learn how to make a gingerbread man from Gingy himself along with Shrek and Donkey as guests;
Shrek’s Swamp Stomp, a close encounter with the big green ogre himself;
Dream Tales Library, where storytelling comes to life;
Dream Studio, where a visitor can sit in the director’s chair as favorite DreamWorks characters help him make his very own animated film;
Dream Theater where one can be a part of an animated story in a unique 4-D experience.
Each movie franchise area represents a different type of interactive learning designed by the artistic and creative forces of DreamWorks Animation and iP2 Entertainment. They combine the best elements of the DreamWorks library with hands-on activities of a play-center inspired by learning through activity to produce a one-of-a kind entertainment facility for the whole family.
DreamPlay is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a fee that ranges from P600 to P1,500 depending on age and admission hours. Tickets are available at the the DreamPlay entrance or online via smtickets.com.