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Moscow’s Dream Island Theme Park Officially Opens "Hotel Transylvania" Attraction
April 15, 2021: In anticipation of the upcoming release of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the final chapter of the $1.3 billion film franchise from Sony Pictures Animation, Dream Island Theme Park, Europe’s largest indoor theme park located in Moscow, announced today that it has officially opened the much-anticipated attraction “Hotel Transylvania.”
Dracula has opened up his lavish resort to the human world and will allow visitors to tour and meet its unusual guests. Visitors will begin their journey by walking across a bridge over a foggy moat to enter the hotel’s lobby. There, they will meet Dracula, who will guide them through more than 10 locations.
"The attraction will be a worthy addition to our park. The work on the Hotel Transylvania theme area took more than 3 years, as we wanted to build a unique space for Russia, combining the latest technical and creative solutions to create a comedic horror experience suitable for the whole family,” said Ivan Scholl, technical director of Dream Island Theme Park. “We partnered with Sony Pictures in order to achieve an authentic experience that will be the first attraction of this level in Russia, in one of the world's leading theme parks."
“In line with our growing Location Based Entertainment strategy, Dream Island Theme Park has done a fantastic job bringing this beloved brand to life and giving audiences the unique opportunity to transport themselves into the thrilling world of Hotel Transylvania,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location Based Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In addition to the Hotel Transylvania ride, guests will also find a “Tavern of Fear” snack bar, a “Vampire's Bite” burger cafe and “Transylvania Treasures,” a gift store filled with Hotel Transylvania themed souvenirs and memorabilia.
The new theme area is included in the price of the Dream Island Theme Park entrance ticket. Fast pass tickets are also available for the Hotel Transylvania attraction, specifically.
About the Hotel Transylvania Film Franchise
Sony Pictures Animation’s $1.3 billion family film franchise Hotel Transylvania, follows Dracula, Mavis and all their monster friends and their adventures at Hotel Transylvania, a lavish five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. The first film debuted in theaters in 2012, followed by two sequels Hotel Transylvania 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which were released in 2015 and 2018, respectively. The final chapter, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, is scheduled to debut beginning summer 2021.
Hotel Transylvania was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky with a screenplay by Peter Baynham and Robert Smigel based on a story by Todd Durham and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and produced by Michelle Murdocca. Hotel Transylvania 2 was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, written by Robert Smigel & Adam Sandler, produced by Michelle Murdocca and executive produced by Allen Covert, Robert Smigel and Ben Waisbren. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers and produced by Michelle Murdocca. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is being directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, written by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone and executive produced by Selena Gomez, Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca.
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