Inside Dubai’s newest, largest theme park
Dubai – Dubai Parks and Resorts announced that the region’s largest theme park destination will open its gates to the public October 31, 2016.
This unique destination will be comprised of three theme parks - Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, and LEGOLAND® Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park. The destination will also include Riverland™ Dubai, a themed retail, dining, and entertainment experience, along with the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family resort.
The entire range of products and prices will be announced soon.
“This has been a long-time coming and I can’t say enough about how excited we are to welcome our guests to the destination to Experience Amazing.,” said Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever been done before, and we look forward to offering our guests close to 100 unforgettable rides, attractions and experiences.
“As the largest entertainment destination in the region, Dubai Parks and Resorts will create jobs in Dubai, support the UAE’s tourism vision and grow the family leisure industry in the region.”
Annual passes are currently on sale at dubaiparksandresorts.com, and daily passes will be announced soon.
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is the first-ever Bollywood themed park in the world, providing guests with a flavour of Bollywood and Indian culture through immersive rides, delicious food, stunning live performances and extravagant entertainment.
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will feature cinematic rides and attractions for families and visitors of all ages to experience recreations of some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters such as Don, Lagaan, Sholay, Krrish and RA.One, through state-of-the-art 3D and 4D systems, as well as a stunning stunt show, live performances and hot sets based on the Dabangg, Rock On!! and Zindagi Na Milegi Na Dobara.
Amazing cuisine will take centre stage at each of the Park’s six themed restaurants, including Mughal-e- Azam, the fine dining restaurant; Jumbo Café, Rock On!! Restaurant, Victoria Station, Spicy Dhaba, Studio Canteen and Juhu Juice Bus housed in a life size replica of a Mumbai bus, in addition to several street-style food carts.
No trip through Bollywood would be complete without the one-of- a-kind Bollywood performances. Two hundred dance performers will be regularly stunning guests with amazing, intricate routines with up to 20 live shows across five stages.
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East, unites three legendary film studios for the first time within one theme park – Sony Pictures Studios including the Smurfs, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate. Visitors will be given the chance to go beyond the screen and immerse themselves in the magic of Hollywood, ensuring fun for the whole family and creating memories to last a lifetime.
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is the largest of the three theme parks and whilst a significant portion of the park will premiere on October 31, work on some of the attractions will be ongoing for a couple of months to create the very best experience for guests.
In the Sony Pictures Studios Zone, guests can blast ghosts in the exciting Ghostbusters dark ride, ride their own Black Beauty aboard The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase roller coaster or freefall from the 58m Zombieland: Blast Off tower.
In Smurfs Village Zone, families will be invited into the charming mushroom-capped world of the loveable Smurfs, featuring five exciting rides and attractions including the world’s first Smurfs-inspired roller coaster, Smurfs Village Express. For live entertainment, fans of music will love Step Up Dubai, All In – a high energy hip hop show inspired by the popular film franchise, Backlot Beat, a pop-infused musical show or the dancing Ghostbusters band.
The fully-indoors DreamWorks Zone featuring 12 exciting rides and attractions including roller coasters, dark rides and interactive adventure areas, plus five live entertainment experiences. Here, guests will be transported into completely immersive lands inspired by Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and How To Train Your Dragon, bringing their favourite films and characters to life like never seen before.
LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park
LEGOLAND® Dubai is the ultimate world of year-round LEGO®-themed adventures for families with children aged two to 12. LEGOLAND will feature over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15 000 LEGO model structures made from over 60 million LEGO bricks. It is designed to provide a full day’s interactive, theme park experience.
LEGOLAND will feature six themed lands, each unique in their experience, entertainment and educational offering, including: LEGO CITY, where children can indulge in a range of playful learning opportunities including flying a plane at the LEGO City airport, steering a boat at the boating school, or earning a LEGOLAND driving license at the driving school.
KINGDOMS, where knights and princesses can explore a medieval land and conquer the exhilarating Dragon coaster, which takes you on a journey through the King’s castle full of vibrant LEGO models depicting the era.
IMAGINATION, the perfect area for every LEGO fan to enjoy, spending hours playing, racing LEGO cars or taking advantage of the Master Builder Academy.
Riverland™ Dubai, a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts. This themed dining, retail and entertainment destination is open to everyone with or without a ticket to the adjoining parks, and its unique location means it will be experienced by every visitor to the parks.
Riverland has four themed zones that offer a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of the past – from 1950s America at The Boardwalk to medieval France at The French Village, colonial India at India Gate and the 19th century-themed Peninsula.
With more than 50 shops and restaurants and a range of entertainment from street performances to festivals and concerts there is something for friends, families and couples to enjoy at Riverland.
The Lapita™ Hotel is a Polynesian themed family hotel with 501-rooms and three villas and is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. The hotel will bring an exciting, new and fresh approach to family vacations and is custom tailored to the needs of families, including adventure playgrounds, kids/teen and adult fun pools, child friendly and designed F&B outlets, family spas as well as spaces and facilities designed for adults to relax and enjoy.
Adapted from a press release for IOL