Hotel Transylvania Is Being Brought To Life In A Theme Park In Russia

Moscow's Dream Island has brought the animated franchise's titular hotel into the real world.


After three years of work, Moscow's Dream Island theme park is opening its Hotel Transylvania attraction for the first time, in anticipation of the upcoming fourth movie in the series, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The attraction will see guests welcomed inside the titular Hotel Transylvania, where they will be guided through multiple locations by Dracula himself.

Dream Island in Moscow is Europe's largest indoor theme park, a fitting location for the vampire-themed attraction. As well as the hotel tour ride, the Hotel Transylvania-themed area of Dream Island will also include a Tavern of Fear snack bar, a Vampire's Bite burger café, and a merchandise store named Transylvania Treasures.

A preview of the attraction posted to YouTube shows many of the Hotel's denizens brought to life through special effects and animatronics, as well as a high level of detailing in the castle's decoration. Dream Island's other licensed attractions feature Sanrio's Hello Kitty, The Smurfs, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while other areas are themed after fairytales and famous tourist attractions around the world.

The ride is the second internationally to be themed after Hotel Transylvania, with a dark ride based on the franchise having been built at Dubai's MotionGate Theme Park--which also has a John Wick-themed roller coaster in the works.

The launch of Dream Island's take on Hotel Transylvania was timed to match up with the release of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania--the fourth and final film in the franchise, which is due to release on July 23 in the United States.

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