Hollywood-inspired theme park Motiongate Dubai announced today that new John Wick and Now You See Me rides are coming in 2021. The rides will be part of the theme park’s expansion of its Lionsgate Zone.
Motiongate Dubai becomes home to the first ever theme park rollercoaster inspired by the global hit action franchise John Wick, whose first three installments have grossed nearly $600 million at the worldwide box office.
The Lionsgate Zone will also introduce the world’s fastest single-car spinning coaster based on the popular twists and turns of heist thriller franchise Now You See Me.
The launch of these two world first coasters will earn Motiongate Dubai the impressive record for the maximum number of rollercoasters in a single theme park in the Middle East.
“This exciting expansion makes the Lionsgate Zone at Motiongate Dubai the epicenter of immersive blockbuster thrills in the region,” said EVP and Head of Lionsgate Global Live, Interactive and Location Based Entertainment, Jenefer Brown.
“For the first time ever, it will offer fans the opportunity to experience the poetic action of John Wick and masterful misdirection of Now You See Me through exhilarating coaster experiences.”
Denis Pascal, General Manager at Motiongate Dubai, added: “We’re starting 2021 with a bang and offering our guests never before experienced attractions! We’re continually looking at ways to enhance the Motiongate Dubai experience and we cannot wait to break some world records with these two brand new coasters.
“They will not disappoint even the most daring amongst us.”
Set over a 310-meter track, and reaching speeds of up to 64km per hour, John Wick: Open Contract will deliver up to 2.8 G-force from the 4D free spin coaster.
Inspired by the events of the recent films, after stepping inside The Continental, guests will embark on a journey that simulates the epic action of the John Wick world as the coaster races down a 4D track that provides both forward and backward, freestyle spins.
Reaching speeds of up to 70 km per hour, riders of Now You See Me: High Roller will feel like they are part of a daring Horsemen escape as they race to expose the antics of a criminal mastermind.
Riders won’t find a more intense coaster experience anywhere due to its drops, non-inverted loops, and Immelmann turn sections which will see riders make a full 180-degree turn after entering a thrilling half-loop section of the track, followed by a half twist.
Motiongate Dubai is the Middle East’s largest movies-inspired theme park, inviting guests of all ages to step into the magical, mythical worlds of some of cinema’s most beloved movies.
Uniting three legendary film studios in one theme park — Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate — visitors will go beyond the screen and immerse themselves in the magic of Hollywood, ensuring fun for the whole family year round and creating memories to last a lifetime.
Spread across five zones, guests of all ages are entertained by 27 key rides and attractions including roller coasters, multi-media dark rides, interactive play labs, media-based theatre shows, plus a full program of roaming entertainment and live dance performances.
Inspired by 13 of Hollywood’s most beloved live action and animated films, visitors are transported into the world of movies including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and The Hunger Games.