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Dubai Parks and Resorts Reveal motiongate™ Dubai’s Rides and Attractions

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Dubai Parks and Resorts have announced motiongate™ Dubai’s 27 rides and attractions, inspired by some of Hollywood’s most cherished movies from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate.

motiongate™ Dubai is one of three theme parks in the Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC mega integrated theme park destination, the other two being Bollywood Parks™ and Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai.

Scheduled to open in October this year, motiongate™ Dubai  is spread across five zones: Sony Pictures Studios, DreamWorks, Smurfs Village, Lionsgate and Studio Central, the park’s entry boulevard.

Commenting on the announcement, Guido Zucchi, General Manager of motiongate™ Dubai, said, “We are taking guests beyond the screen, into a world of cinematic adventure at motiongate™ Dubai. With an action-packed line-up of Hollywood-inspired rides and attractions from fast-paced roller coasters, multi-sensory theatre shows to imaginative play areas, plus a full line-up of live entertainment shows, there is something for everyone.”

The theme park will bring to life 13 Hollywood blockbusters in 27 themed rides and attractions for all ages, including five rollercoasters, as well as 15 live entertainment experiences.

“Movies are a favourite leisure pursuit in this region, and motiongate™ Dubai is combining the best of Hollywood cinema, theme parks and live entertainment to create an amazing experience for our guests throughout their journey at Dubai Parks and Resorts. With so much on offer in our destination, we are confident Dubai Parks and Resorts will be creating unforgettable memories for everyone, ” added Stanford Pinto, Chief Parks Operating Officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Douglas O. Trueblood, Destination Management, Dubai Parks and Resorts will be speaking at DEAL Live by blooloop on April 18th.  Find out more here.

Rides, Attractions and Live Entertainment


The cinematic journey begins at Studio Central, the park’s entry boulevard which transports guests to the Golden Age of Hollywood.


  • Opening Ceremony: A daily song and dance production featuring favourite Hollywood characters to welcome guests into the park.
  • Backlot Crew: A roaming interactive show led by a quirky film director character and his comedic film crew.


Sony Pictures Studio Zone - Motiongate Dubai Parks and Resorts


  • Hotel Transylvania: 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 (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs): 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.
  • Underworld 4D: A multi-sensory experience with 4D theatre effects including seat vibration, air blasts, mist, wind and lighting effects.


  • Backlot Beat: A group of young artists dancing and singing the top hits of yesterday and today.
  • Ghostbusters: The Ghostbusters as a singing, dancing boy band.
  • Hotel Transylvania: 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.
  • Underworld: Selene, the vampire heroine of the Underworld poses for photos.


SMURFS Village motiongate dubai parks and resorts


  • 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.
  • Smurfberry Factory: An interactive soft play area with large foam Smurfberries.


  • The Smurfs: Character encounters with the colony of little blue friends.


Dreamworks zone dubai parks and resorts


  • Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey: An interactive dark ride which revisits the story of how Shrek and Fiona met in a memorable way.
  • Swamp Celebration (Shrek): 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.
  • Melman Go-Round (Madagascar): An animated carousel family ride featuring Madagascar characters.
  • Penguin Air (Madagascar): 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.
  • Dragon Gliders (How To Train Your Dragon): 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.
  • Swinging Viking: 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: 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.
  • Madagascar: King Julien’s Side Show Café: 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.


Lionsgate Zone motiongate Dubai Parks and Resorts


  • 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.
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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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