Cancun, Q.R. — Additional details about the upcoming Amikoo Amusement Park and Resort for Riviera Maya were unveiled during the recent Cancun Travel Mart.
The Amikoo Amusement Park and Resort, which is being developed by Gala Entertainment with investments from Grupo IUSA, announced the park will begin partial operation in November of next year.
Angel Isidoro Rodríguez, CEO of Grupo Gala, said that in November of 2018, park operations will begin starting with the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.
Other released details outlined a take on some of the upcoming attractions which will include a flight simulator inside the museum, Mares de Mexico underwater exploration and Pirates of Bacalar, which will be based on the history of piracy in Mexico.
Isidoro Rodríguez also explained that the Amikoo project is not Dreamworks, but did start out that way.
“We started this project four years ago and the year we started we had an approached interest from Dreamworks that lasted a little over a year. The intention was to form an alliance, but during the process we became aware of the great interest that the company had for promoting its own characters.”
He clarified that now, the Amikoo Amusement Park and Resort project is 100 percent Mexican, noting that they no longer have a relationship with the DreamWorks company. Moneis for the Amikoo project are from mixed capital, with IUSA and Gala Entertainment being the two leading founders.
The second stage for the project will offer Maya Extreme, Maya Adventure, Maya Discovery and Amikoo Land. The project will take between two and three years to complete, creating 36,000 indirect jobs and 9,000 direct jobs once finished. Total investments are around $840 million USD.