Published on October 20th, 2017 | by gareth0
The World Of Hunger Games Theme Park Attraction Opens
It will be interesting to see how this goes and if it expands to other locales.
‘THE WORLD OF THE HUNGER GAMES’, the crown jewel of the newly created Lionsgate zone, invites visitors to step inside to celebrate and experience the beloved film franchise in a spectacular and interactive way. It features newly designed marquee attractions, never-before-seen content showcasing talent from the film, iconic walk-around characters and entertainment, dining, and retail experiences that include:
Panem Aerial Tour: A thrilling hovercraft simulator experience with an exciting twist, featuring custom content created exclusively for MOTIONGATETM Dubai.
Capitol Bullet Train: An exhilarating half-pipe roller coaster that transports guests to the Capitol, featuring a forward and backward launch and multiple inversions.
Peeta’s Bakery: A food and beverage station serving over 20 themed delicacies and local favorites.
Panem Supply Co.: A retail destination carrying unique and exclusive merchandise.
Coal Miner’s Clash: A festive, high-energy percussion show based on one of Panem’s districts.
“We are thrilled that Lionsgate and THE HUNGER GAMES are a part of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai,” said Lionsgate Chief Brand Officer and President of Worldwide Marketing Tim Palen. “Dubai Parks and Resorts is a fantastic partner. Together we have created an interactive experience that allows fans from around the world a chance to immerse themselves in the world that Suzanne Collins created in an authentic, fun and exciting way.”
Lionsgate released the first The Hunger Games film in 2012, which went on to become a massive global franchise encompassing four blockbuster films that grossed over $3 billion at the worldwide box office.
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 Hunger Games World brings an all-new adventure to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai with a variety of rides and attractions, live shows, and a unique food and beverage experience in addition to exclusive movie merchandise. Guests can enjoy the new rides and attractions while creating unforgettable memories using the MOTIONGATE™ Dubai pass with no additional charge to maximize their experience. The new destination at the LIONSGATE zone features two thrilling roller coaster rides, and with this we have now delivered all of the 100 rides and attractions within the destination bringing happiness to our guests from all ages,” he said.
The Lionsgate zone, which marks the studio’s first theme park land, also includes the hit live dance spectacular Step Up Dubai, All In!, which opened earlier this year at the Hollywood Theatre and is already one of the highest-rated attractions in the park. The show features an international cast that brings to life the first live stage adaptation of the latest installments in Lionsgate’s Step Up dance franchise, soon to include an original show on YouTube Red and a Chinese spin-off film currently in production.
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has recently announced their winter season daily pass of AED 165 for UAE and GCC residents and AED 235 for international visitors. For those looking to experience unlimited, year-round access to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the Annual Membership is priced at AED 275, which is less than the cost of two visits to the park. For booking and information on new park timings, visit www.motiongatedubai.com or www.dubaiparksandresorts.com