Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Construction master plans for the upcoming DreamWorks theme park in Mexico’s Riviera Maya have been approved.
The master plan for the intended DreamWorks theme park project has been approved by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). The groundwork for the project has been under development for nearly two years since its announcement in 2015.
The environmental assessment known as the Amikoo Plan, shows the approved project will consist of 115 hectares and will be built near Maroma Beach, just north of Playa del Carmen. It will be called Dream Park and feature a high speed roller coaster among numerous other rides. In addition to nearly 30 rides, the theme park will have three hotels totaling 1,200 rooms.
The company says the mangrove within the 115 hectare space will be completely preserved.
In a statement the company explained, “It’s a completely enclosed building with lighting and artificial ventilation. Inside this building are different spaces to recreate the worlds and environments of each of the characters this company is known for worldwide.”
Director of Trust for the Promotion of the Riviera Maya, Dario Flota Ocampo, said that the arrival of such a major real estate investment in Mexico’s Riviera Maya will help to diversify tourism offerings and further entrench the continued growth that keeps Cancun and the Riviera Maya leading Mexico in the total number of annual international travelers.
The environmental impact statement was approved for the theme park in 2015, however, public consultations have kept advancements delayed. It is expected to take six years to complete the project with an estimated cost of 3 billion peso. The project is primarily funded by Mexican investors Carlos Peralta, Fernando Chico Pardo and Angel Rodriguez.