Dubai Parks & Resorts recently opened the imaginative masterpiece Motiongate™. Situated amongst LEGOLAND®, Bollywood Parks™, and Riverland™ Entertainment Boulevard, the park focuses on a number known brands from successful film franchises. Motiongate™ has 27 rides varying in thrills and excitement. The combination of the rides with the high level of themed finishes and meticulous attention to detail has created the perfect backdrop to extenuate the immersive experience for all guests. Adults and children instantly recognise their favourite characters and moments from the iconic films.
The first point of contact for guests to any park or attraction needs to be stylish and impressive. Sim Leisure was engaged by the main contractor, Laing O’Rourke for the theming works for the awe-inspiring entry arch. Designed to look like a retro film reel, the project success was integral to capturing the imagination of guests from the moment they arrive. A combination of robust materials and finishes were carefully selected to successfully complete the grandiose arch. Fine workmanship and a striking design, has led to the creation of an unequivocal icon for Motiongate™.
Once inside, individuals are plunged into an enchanting themed experience from some of the most popular children’s films of all time. These include films like Shrek, who made his first appearance in the feature film sharing the same name back in 2001. Alongside Shrek are a number of equally successful family favourites; ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and another animated feature ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. Sim Leisure was engaged by Laing O’Rourke to complete the major theming works inside the building. Sim Leisure created the magical places that up until now only existed in the films. Each zone was created by hand and using only the highest quality materials. Sim Leisure employed a number of artistic theming technicians from a wide variety of disciplines. The standard of design and workmanship is evident the moment you enter.
Motiongate™ Columbia Studios incorporates a number of all-time favourite films. Sim Leisure completed a number of key thematic items from such films as ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania’. These included a giant pineapple, cheeseburger-spider, rock-candy mountain, Flint’s Bus and a number of props for the river ride. Careful consideration was given to each item to ensure it met the high standards for the park. Distinguished theme parks the world over; rely on the strength of the theming to capture the minds of the young and old alike. Upon entering Motiongate™, guests will notice the DreamWorks building, devoted to a select group of films from the American film production company.