Dubai Parks and Resorts have released an update of progress at motiongate, the Hollywood-themed part of the massive theme park project.
Originally due to open on October 31, it was recently announced that along with Bollywood Parks and LEGOLAND Waterpark there would be a delay of just a few short weeks to make sure everything in tip top shape for arrivals.
The news was, of course, a blow to those who had hoped to sample the likes of Blast Off (a Zombieland-themed, 58m free-fall tower), a world first (and second) ride based on The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters: Battle For New York interactive experience, the Rajmahal Theatre, and Dabangg (a 1,000-setaer capacity live action theatre) from the end of the month.
Riverland, the collection of restaurants and bars built around a one-kilometre operational river, will meet the initial launch date, as will LEGOLAND.
But for now, excited film and rollercoaster fans will have to make do with this exciting sneak peek released by park on October 12.
In total, 13 Hollywood blockbusters will be re-imagined. Madagascar Mad Pursuit will be a “windy course filled with sharp turns” and The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase will have “dizzying drops”. Meanwhile How To Train Your Dragon: Dragon Gliders will be top of the to-do list for white-knuckle enthusiasts. It’s described as “an exhilarating suspended roller coaster soaring high above”.
These rides join Capitol Bullet Train, based on The Hunger Games, which was announced in 2015. Beyond that, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs will be built into water rapids, while one of three Shrek activations will be a log flume, Swamp Celebration.
Late last year, it was confirmed that an iconic scene from Zombieland – the one in which Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin fend off the walking dead while bouncing on a tower ride – would be replicated as the 58 metre free-fall Blast Off.
Other films to feature include Ghostbusters (“an interactive dark ride and shooting game”), Kung Fu Panda (“classic tea cups”), and Hotel Transylvania (“frenetic and fun”).
SO HOW MUCH WILL IT COST WHEN IT IS OPEN?
- Hollywood-inspired motiongate Dubai, home to 27-themed rides from film studios Lionsgate, Sony Pictures and Dreamworks, has unlimited annual access for Dhs865, or Dhs1,095 when combined with LEGOLAND Waterpark.
- Bollywood Parks Dubai, the world's first dedicated Bollywood-inspired theme park, comes in at Dhs755, while bolting waterpark access on brings the total to Dhs985.
- And LEGOLAND with its famous constructions and coasters, is Dhs765 and Dhs995 including the waterpark.