The first ever Hunger Games themed area in a theme park, featuring rides and attractions from the blockbuster movie franchise, was officially inaugurated on October 20th at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination. The launch of the World of the Hunger Games completes all the rides and attractions at the LIONSGATE Zone, one of the five zones at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, and is the latest addition to the Hollywood-inspired theme park.
Fans of the movies can now experience the action-packed, thrill of the beloved films that reached audiences worldwide through a first-of-its kind theme park land designed by LIONSGATE, the global film studio behind The Hunger Games movies. For the very first time, guests can experience an immersive land which includes a replication of the movie set, and exclusive video content, featuring film favorites, Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman, broadcast on screens across the land.
The World of The Hunger Games features two attractions, a high-energy street show, an immersive shopping outlet with exclusive branded merchandise and a street-front café, all taking guests on an immersive journey in the dystopian world of Panem. Thrill-seekers can experience the high-speed Capitol Bullet Train, a half-pipe roller coaster that offers a taste of the futuristic technology of Panem. Guests are also invited by President Snow to take the Panem Aerial Tour, a hovercraft aerial tour over the districts on the way to the Capitol.
Visitors continue their journey with a live, high-energy show filled with exciting percussion from District 12’s coal miners who come together to entertain guests with the creative use of their work tools in this interactive musical. Peeta’s Bakery inspired by Peeta Mellark, one of the main characters in the movies, offers more than 20 themed food and beverage choices for guests to refuel during The Hunger Games experience. Finally, guests of all ages can stock up on supplies and exclusive movie merchandise at Panem Supply Co.
Representatives from LIONSGATE and Dubai Parks and Resorts management, in addition to key local and international media outlets who covered the event, attended the launch ceremony. Brent Black from Virgin radio, which featured the official reveal of the new entertainment destination, hosted. The ceremony also included the first performance of The Hunger Games street show and an exhilarating fireworks show celebrating the official opening.
Mohamed Almulla, Chief Executive Officer Of DXB Entertainments PJSC, the company that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts said, “Dubai has always been home to some of the biggest and most prominent events and shows in the world. Today, we are proud to launch the latest addition to Dubai Parks and Resorts, a first of its kind in the world. The World of The Hunger Games brings an all-new adventure to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai with a variety of rides and attractions, live shows, a unique food and beverage experience in addition to exclusive movie merchandise. Guests can enjoy the new rides and attractions while creating unforgettable memories using the MOTIONGATE™ Dubai pass with no additional charge to maximize their experience. The new destination at the LIONSGATE zone features two thrilling rollercoaster rides, and with this we have now delivered all the 100 rides and attractions within the destination brining happiness to our guests from all ages” he added.
Lionsgate Chief Brand Officer and President of Worldwide Marketing, Tim Palen, said “We are thrilled that Lionsgate and THE HUNGER GAMES are a part of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts is a fantastic partner. Together, we have created an interactive experience that allows fans from around the world a chance to immerse themselves in the world that Suzanne Collins created in an authentic, fun and exciting way.”