Orlando is home to two major movie-based theme parks, but soon the United Arab Emirates will open another Hollywood-inspired attraction, and you can go behind the scenes of Motiongate Dubai with a behind the scenes video.
When Motiongate Dubai opens in October 2016, it will boast 27 rides and attractions spread across 1.9 million square feet. The park will be broken into 5 zones, with themed areas representing the Hollywood studios DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda), Sony Pictures Studios (Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Green Hornet, Underworld, Zombieland Smurfs), and Lionsgate (Step Up, The Hunger Games).
Here is a video released by Motiongate Dubai showing off the construction progress, and previewing the upcoming attraction:
Here the complete list of Motiongate Dubai’s offerings, direct from the park’s press release:
ZONE 1: STUDIO CENTRAL
A daily song and dance production featuring favourite Hollywood characters to welcome guests into the park.
A roaming interactive show led by a quirky film director character and his comedic film crew.
ZONE 2 : SONY PICTURES STUDIOS
A frenetic, fun dark ride inside the world’s only hotel for monsters.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: River Expedition
A splashing water rapids family ride, where guests voyage through Swallow Falls aboard an inflatable raft.
Flint’s Imagination Lab
An interactive and experimental play lab with larger than life foam food objects.
Zombieland: Blast Off
A 58m drop tower that blasts guests up, down and more!
Ghostbusters: Battle for New York
An interactive dark ride and shooting game where guests can shoot at various targets for points.
The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase
A fast-paced roller coaster that sends guests speeding through sharp turns and dizzying drops.
A multi-sensory experience with 4D theatre effects including seat vibration, air blasts, mist, wind and lighting effects.
A group of young artists dancing and singing the top hits of yesterday and today.
The Ghostbusters as a singing, dancing boy band.
Count Dracula and his family of monsters perform song and dance numbers.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Curious young inventor Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks meet with fans.
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet and Kato share crime fighting tips with guests.
Selene, the vampire heroine of the Underworld poses for photos.
ZONE 3: SMURFS VILLAGE
Smurfs Studio Tour
A family ride that takes guests behind the scenes of the Smurfs working studio.
Smurfs Village Playhouse
A live theatre show where guests can interact with animated Smurfs.
Smurfs Village Express
A family-friendly roller coaster journey through Smurfs Village.
Woodland Play Park
An adventure playground with rope bridges, slides and mushroom-shaped houses.
An interactive soft play area with large foam Smurfberries.
Character encounters with the colony of little blue friends.
ZONE 4: DREAMWORKS
Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey
An interactive dark ride which revisits the story of how Shrek and Fiona met in a memorable way.
A family ride where guests sit in a hollowed out log that glides and spins.
Madagascar Mad Pursuit
A white knuckle roller coaster ride that takes guests on a windy course filled with sharp turns.
An animated carousel family ride featuring Madagascar characters.
A family ride where guests ride on rotating hang glider aircrafts.
Kung Fu Panda: Unstoppable Awesomeness
A 3D multi-sensory theatre experience with special theatre effects.
Mr. Ping’s Noodle Fling (Kung Fu Panda)
A classic teacup ride, but in whimsical noodle bowls where guests can control how fast they spin.
Kung Fu Panda Academy
An interactive, live stage show, where participants can learn the art of kung fu from the masters.
An exhilarating suspended roller coaster that soars high above.
Camp Viking (How To Train Your Dragon)
An interactive, adventure water play area for families with wet and dry areas.
A classic swinging ride on a Viking ship which glides back and forth.
Fountain of Dreams
A multi-media fountain with water and light displays which showcases some of DreamWorks’ favourite characters.
Shrek, Fiona and friends meet and greet fans.
Madagascar: King Julien’s Side Show Café
King Julian and the characters from Madagascar put on a comedic show for diners. Captain Chantel DuBois entertains diners as she hunts the escaped Zoosters.
How To Train Your Dragon
A not-to-miss photo opportunity with a larger-than-life Toothless and his friends Astrid and Hiccup.
ZONE 5: LIONSGATE
Capitol Bullet Train (The Hunger Games)
An adrenaline-fuelled roller coaster experience which launches guests in all directions.
Panem Aerial Tour (The Hunger Games)
An immersive 3D motion simulator where guests ride a soaring hovercraft.
Step Up Dubai, All In!
A high energy stage show featuring live hip hop dancers, pop singers and rappers.