The motiongate™ Dubai theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts will feature a Hunger Games inspired attraction and retail facility in a Lionsgate zone.
The Lionsgate zone will also incorporate other branded entertainment concepts such as a Step Up-inspired live stage show.
The Dubai Parks and Resorts mega project, phase 1 of which is set to open in October 2016, will include three theme parks: motiongate™, LEGOLAND® Dubai and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. (For more details see our interview with Steve Shaiken here.)
Commenting on the news, Dubai Parks and Resorts Chief Executive Officer Raed Al Nuaimi said, "We are thrilled to be working with a Hollywood studio whose creative resources, spirit of innovation and vision of the entertainment experience are so closely aligned with our own. Lionsgate's Hunger Games, Step Up and other signature properties are the perfect centerpiece for one of the most visionary new theme parks in the world. Through this partnership we are offering even more for the whole family to enjoy on their visit and are confident that motiongate™ Dubai will set a global benchmark as the ultimate movie themed destination."
Lionsgate Senior Vice President of Branded Attractions, Jenefer Brown, added, "The Lionsgate section of motiongate™ Dubai is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to extend the longevity, broaden the global fan base and enrich the vitality of our most exciting entertainment properties."