Saturday, September 29, 2012

FORREC Continues Work On New Phases of Scream Land FEC in Dominican Republic

Toronto, Canada -- FORREC, a global leader in the planning and design of themed entertainment environments, recently provided complete design services for Scream Land, a jungle-themed entertainment centre in the Dominican Republic that offers an active environment of climbing, jumping, sliding and spinning .

Scream Land, located on the fourth floor of Agora Mall in Santo Domingo, is Acego Group’s third family entertainment centre (FEC). The group owns and operates two existing HappyLand FECs. Where the existing projects are aimed at two– to twelve-year-olds, Scream Land has been conceived as the next generation of entertainment centres, targeting a slightly older market.

“Being in the business of fun we needed to work with a team like Forrec who understands the value of fun!” said Tino Miyar, Partner of Acego Group.

“Engaging toddlers and tweens is not an easy feat, but we believe that the blend of rides and activities at Scream Land, will captivate toddlers and tweens alike.” said Mr. John Plumpton, Principal and Senior Director of Entertainment Centre Design at Forrec Ltd.

The project encompasses three phases, the first of which contains eight attractions. Ballocity is a three-storey 100-square-metre play area manufactured by Prime Play. Zamperla attractions include Crazy Surf and Kite Flyer 8. From SBF Visa comes the five-truck Convoy, Midi Dance Party, the 12-metre Drop ‘n’ Twist and the 11-metre Balloon Wheel. The Go Kart track with 18 cars is manufactured by Eurogames.

The second phase, scheduled to open at the end of 2012, will be located on the Centre’s mezzanine level. It will feature a 500-square-metre arcade, a 300-square-metre laser tag arena, four reduced-size bowling lanes and 50 games, divided into 75% redemption and 25% video/simulation. The entire experience will be capped off by a six-pole Sky Trail.

For the third phase, Forrec is already designing a spinning coaster with a 250-metre track that will sweep over the go-kart track.

The jungle-inspired environment takes advantage of abstracted and simplified elements, oversized shapes, bright colours and bold patterns to create an exciting tropical experience that has already made it a major Santo Domingo attraction.

The innovative children’s attraction, which opened in August 2012, is expected to attract more than 400,000 visitors each year. It received more than 10,000 guests in the first four days of operations.

About Forrec Ltd.
Forrec is a global leader in the planning and design of themed attractions, entertainment facilities and themed environments. For more than 40 years, Forrec has been creating design solutions for projects all over the world – anywhere that people and their experiences come first. For information please visit www.forrec.com

About Acego Group
Acego Group is a holding company in the Dominican Republic with leading operations in entertainment, telecommunications, quick service restaurants, retail and the printing industry.