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Russian version of Disneyland planned for Moscow: Dream Island to open in 2018

A Russian version of Disneyland will open in Moscow in 2018. Announced as the world’s largest indoor theme park, Dream Island will be built on a site of approximately 100 hectares in the south of Moscow, with construction starting this March.

Cinderella's castle Disneyland Florida.
Cinderella’s castle Disneyland Florida. Image by Travis Wise / CC BY 2.0

Because of the harsh Russian climate during the larger part of the year, the authorities have decided to build an indoor theme park so that it can stay open year-round. The design of the 35m-tall building has some similarities with Disneyland’s Cinderella Castle. Dream Island will devote more than 60% of its space to Russian cartoon characters, and the rest will feature international characters. It will also have thematic pavilions and more than 40 rides. Read more: rbth.com