Attraction and Entertainment Listing for motiongate Dubai Opening Day

Recently I got a press announcement for the forthcoming motiongate Dubai theme park opening in October 2016. After posting a story a few days ago, they were nice enough to send me a complete listing of all the offerings that guests will be able to experience on opening day and I figured I would share with my readers. We will break it down by land, so here we go!

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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

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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.


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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 – 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 – An animated carousel family ride featuring Madagascar characters. 

Penguin Air – 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 – 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 – An exhilarating suspended roller coaster that soars high above. 

Camp Viking – 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’ favorite 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.


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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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It sounds like motiongate Dubai will be fairly massive with a lot of big name intellectual properties and large-scale attractions. I’m excited to see more of this project as it unfolds in the coming months.

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