Melco Crown Entertainment CEO and co-chairman Lawrence Ho and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg attended the event, formally opening the family entertainment destination.
DreamPlay features 12 original attractions including learning Kung Fu with Po, the Kung Fu Panda; exploring Shrek’s swamp with the big green ogre himself; testing dragons for flight alongside Hiccup and Toothless and embarking on seafaring adventures with the Penguins of Madagascar. Each franchise area represents a different type of interactive learning, with Kung Fu Panda teaching physical activity and agility; Madagascar involving physics, buoyancy and trajectories; Shrek teaching food preparation and cooking skills at ‘Cooking with Gingy’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ exploring the principles of flight and aerodynamics.
The cutting edge 5,000 sq. meter creative play-center has enjoyed more visits than originally anticipated when the facility first launched with a soft opening in March.
“Melco Crown Philippines is thrilled to officially introduce ‘DreamPlay by DreamWorks’ to the overall entertainment offerings at City of Dreams Manila, already enjoyed by millions of visitors since our initial opening December last year,” said Chairman and President, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation Clarence Chung.
Chung also added that DreamPlay is key to the property’s family-entertainment appeal and ensures that City of Dreams Manila truly has something for everyone. Melco Crown Philippines’ strategic aim is to further diversify the tourism potential of Manila and the Philippines.
“This is a very exciting day for DreamWorks and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Lawrence Ho and Mr. James Packer, to introduce DreamPlay to Manila,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Retail Development & Entertainment Paul Kurzawa. “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.”