As film fans await the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 this week in UAE cinemas, details of two new theme park rides for the movie have been revealed.
In March we told you that motiongate was to build a zone inside the forthcoming theme park, dedicated entirely to the motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.
Now Dubai Parks and Resorts are spilling information on how we can feel a part of Katniss Everdeen’s world long after the final flick’s release on Thursday.
The first ride is an “immersive adventure which will take guests through the Capitol on board a hovercraft to see the world of Panem”.
It will take visitors to the attraction flying through landmarks of the Capitol via hovercraft, and things get more thrilling when Peacekeepers catch wind of what’s going on.
This ride will be completed with brand new footage shot especially for the experience.
The other ride is a roller coaster which “transports guests from District 12 to the Capitol via a super high-speed bullet train”.
“This is a global first and we are extremely excited to have not one, but two rides inspired by The Hunger Games at the Lionsgate Zone opening in motiongate™ Dubai,” Guido Zucchi, General Manager of motiongate™ Dubai said. “We cannot wait to transfer life in Panem from the silver screen into an experience for fans and fun lovers from around the world!”
The Hunger Games rides will be at the Lionsgate zone along which is also where the new live stage show based on the Step Up Revolution and Step Up All In films are.
motiongate™ Dubai is expected to have 27 rides and attractions when it opens next year. Other zones are dedicated to Sony Pictures Studios, DreamWorks, Smurfs Village and the park’s entry boulevard, Studio Central.
There will also be 15 themed retail outlets and up to 1,000 guests at a time can enjoy a show at the multi-purpose motiongate™ Theatre.