Dubai’s new immersive theme park experience opens its dystopian gates
If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games, the new opening at motiongate Dubai will launch you right into the futuristic universe of the Capitol.
The first-ever World of Hunger Games features exciting rides and attractions that will transport thrill-seekers into the thick of Katniss Everdeen’s world – without any stress of fighting to the death. The Hollywood-inspired theme park has recreated the fantastical world of Panem, in the LIONSGATE Zone of the integrated destination, designed by the global film studio itself.
The immersive land includes a replication of the movie set and exclusive video content from film favourites Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman broadcast across the land.
Visitors can hop aboard the high-speed, gravity-defying Capitol Bullet Train, an adrenaline-fuelled ride aboard a half-pipe rollercoaster that will leave you with knuckles whiter than President Snow’s coiffed hair.
There is also the Panem Ariel Tour, an immersive “hovercraft aerial tour” that takes visitors flying through landmarks of the futuristic Capital.
After touching down, you will be able to enjoy a high-energy street show filled with percussion from District 12’s coal miners, who take up their tools for more creative (and less backbreaking) work in an interactive musical extravaganza.
You can also take a turn around the shopping outlet and treat yourself to some exclusive Hunger Games merchandise, or refuel at Peeta’s bakery, with a choice of over 20 themed food and beverage options.
At the official inauguration on Friday October 20, Mohamed Almulla, Chief Executive Officer of DXB Entertainments PJSC, the company that owns Dubai Parks And Resorts said, “Dubai has always been home to some of the biggest and most prominent events and shows in the world. Today, we are proud to launch the latest addition to Dubai Parks And Resorts, a first of its kind in the world.
“The World of The Hunger Games brings an all-new adventure to motiongate Dubai with a variety of rides and attractions, live shows, a unique food and beverage experience in addition to exclusive movie merchandise.” Let the games begin!