EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple Five® and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced plans to model a unique indoor theme park at American Dream™ at Meadowlands around the beloved characters found in DreamWorks Animation films.
American Dream at Meadowlands, a unique retail and entertainment destination, will house the first North American theme park to exclusively feature DreamWorks Animation characters, including favorites from the Company's blockbuster films of Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Puss in Boots and Madagascar.
"American Dream at Meadowlands is poised to become a one-of-a-kind retail and entertainment destination in North America. We look forward to working with Triple Five Worldwide to incorporate DreamWorks Animation characters, storytelling and technology into a unique and innovative family entertainment experience at the venue," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation.
"American Dream at Meadowlands is working with the most creative minds in the entertainment business," said Don Ghermezian, President, Triple Five Worldwide. "The theme park will have direct input from the creative talents behind the films to create a park experience that will attract a global market."American Dream at Meadowlands will house themed rides, attractions, retail and other venues. The retail and entertainment venue will also have a water park, ice skating rink, indoor ski park and theatres along with nearly 1.7 million square feet of retail space and 150,000 square feet of fine dining and restaurants. The DreamWorks Animation themed park will offer a new amusement park experience, driven by innovation, to entertain adults, teens and children alike. About Triple Five Triple Five is a multinational conglomerate and diverse development and finance corporation, with offices in major U.S. and Canadian cities. Triple Five's major and unique strength is its experience in a wide range of projects giving it the ideal expertise for creating successful mixed-use developments. Triple Five's activities encompass the development, management and ownership of world-scale ventures in many fields including shopping centers, tourism projects, office buildings, municipal planning and development, revitalization programs, urban entertainment destinations, recreation and amusement parks, hospitality projects, residential developments, commercial and industrial real estate, auto and industrial manufacturing, natural resource development, technology research, venture capital, banking and finance. Triple Five develops, manages, owns and operates its world-wide enterprises through its staff of more than 2,000.