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DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts Launches in Macao

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Grand family attraction at Sands Cotai Central a first in Asia
MACAO / PRNewswire/ — The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts officially launched Sunday at Sands® Cotai Central, offering members of the press an exclusive preview before its July 1 public opening. Supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the interactive and immersive experience is the result of an alliance between Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928) and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA).

DreamWorks characters greet the excited spectators at the launch ceremony of the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts Sunday at Sands Cotai Central. Photo courtesy: Graham Uden.

Enthusiastic spectators enjoy the DreamWorks All Star Parade at the official launch of the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts Sunday at Sands Cotai Central. Beginning July 1, visitors to Cotai Strip Resorts Macao can enjoy the daily parade at Level 1 of Sands Cotai Central.
Officiating guests at the launch ceremony included Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd.; Manuel Pires, Acting Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; and Yoshi Maruyama, Global Head of Location Based Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation.
“The DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts is a milestone development for family-friendly entertainment in Macao,” said Mr. Tracy.”Sands China remains committed to offering high-calibre, diverse entertainment options in Macao; with the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts, we continue our commitment to the diversification of Macao’s tourism industry. It’s a great attraction for visitors of all ages, providing fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.”
“This incredible integrated resort city is a world class destination for families and the perfect place for visitors to enjoy the DreamWorks Experience,” said Mr. Maruyama. “The immersive offerings bring our characters to life and will delight fans of all ages at Cotai Strip Resorts Macao.”
Guests at the official launch ceremony were treated to a preview of some of the interactive DreamWorks Experience offers available to visitors, including watching a character parade and sampling Shrekfast – the Dreamworks-themed breakfast which will be available with hotel packages after the opening.
Among Sunday’s invited guests were approximately 250 low-income families and children with chronic illnesses from Caritas Family Service – the first members of the general public to be part of the DreamWorks Experience at Cotai Strip Resorts.
In a surprise announcement at the launch event, Sands China Ltd. and DreamWorks Animation revealed that DreamWorks Animation’s latest movie, Turbo – the story of a snail who dreams of winning the Indy 500 – will premiere at an exclusive event at the Venetian Theatre July 13.
Beginning July 1 guests and visitors can enjoy the following DreamWorks Experience entertainment:
A meet and greet with some of their favourite DreamWorks Animation characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How To Train Your Dragon in a spectacular themed setting at Sands Cotai Central’s Paradise Gardens.
Guests purchasing a DreamWorks Experience package for stays at Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central can enjoy Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang! – an interactive environment where they can have breakfast with the beloved characters. Guests staying at Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central on a breakfast inclusive package can also upgrade their breakfast to Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang! for HK$100*per person.
A DreamWorks All Star Parade will be held daily at Sand Cotai Central, featuring characters, dancers, and performers grooving along with visitors!
Poolside DreamWorks movie nights at both Sheraton Macao Hotel and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central every weekend.
The arrival of the DreamWorks characters represents an exciting first for Macao. Guests and visitors will have new opportunities to see and interact with well-known DreamWorks franchise characters: Po from Kung Fu Panda; Shrek, Fiona, and Puss in Boots from Shrek; Alex the lion, King Julien, and the penguins from Madagascar, and Toothless and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon.
Sheraton Macao Hotel and Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central are each running themed DreamWorks Experience packages for stays from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2013, starting at HK$1,498*. Holiday Inn DreamWorks Experience packages include Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang!, and guests staying at Sheraton Macao Hotel on a breakfast inclusive package can upgrade their morning meal to Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang! for only HK$100* per person. In addition, DreamWorks merchandise will be available to make every guest’s DreamWorks vacation memorable.
* All rates are in MOP/HKD and subject to 5% government tax and 10% service charge. Terms and conditions apply.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao – Macao’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner, and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings, and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars, and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach.
Cotai Strip Resorts Macao…truly Macao Starts Here™. For more information, please visit
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team, and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 26 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.
Media contacts:
Public Relations, Venetian Macao Limited
Lily Cheng
Tel: +853 8118 2013
Lucas Chan
Tel: +853 8118 2624
Source: Sands China Ltd.

Written by asiafreshnews

July 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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