On February 2, 2015, Monday, City of Dreams Manila officially became a reality. A press conference was held to mark the official grand launch of the integrated gaming and entertainment resort, set to become the “must experience” destination in Manila.
Strategically located at the gateway to Manila’s Entertainment City, the over USD 1 billion City of Dreams Manila is now ready to deliver on its stated aim to become the premier leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines and within the region.
As Manila’s first world-class integrated leisure destination, the new resort complex brings together a diverse collection of contemporary international entertainment, leisure and lifestyle brands, including Crown, Nobu, Hyatt, DreamWorks and the Ault Group. As such, an exceptional experience awaits all types of travelers and visitors from around the region and the world.
City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with DreamWorks Animation to create “DreamPlay,” an interactive and technology-rich play space with an education-based entertainment concept inspired by the mantra of learning through play. Both children and adults can interact with their favorite characters from popular DreamWorks Animation’s franchises such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, and Madagascar by engaging in exciting, interactive activities such as creative storytelling and educational play.
Guests can use their imagination as they enjoy DreamPlay attractions such as: How To Fly Your Dragon, where kids can build their own dragons by snapping together different body parts, clip it to a zipline, and then send them off to race against other dragons; DinoTrux Repair Game, a giant maze where kids can control a robot using a tablet device to get them through the construction site; DreamStudio where kids can learn how to make their own 30-second animated movies using a 27-inch touch-screen gadget, and then publish these on the web; Vertical Wall of Awesomeness, Whatever Floats Your Boat, Shifu’s Training Hall, and more. The whole family can create, play, and learn as they enjoy activities such as wall climbing, toy building, 4D theaters, cooking classes, and games. There’s also a library where puppet shows and storytelling sessions will be held in fantastic Dreamworks fashion.
Inside DreamPlay is DreamWorks Café, which serves noodles, dim sum, pizza, ice cream, and other family favorites.
Themed private rooms good for approximately 70 persons (named Madagascar, Dragons, and Kung Fu Panda) are also available for children’s parties. Guests can also participate in various open-show kitchens, and purchase Dreamworks memorabilia in the retail store also located inside the theme park.
DreamPlay by DreamWorks is the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired education-based interactive playspace, and is set to open in March, 2015. This 5,000-square meter attraction is located at Level 2 Retail Arcade, Family Entertainment Center, City of Dreams, Paranaque City.