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Robert Niles
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Lionsgate is Bringing 'The Hunger Games' to Dubai Theme Park

Published: March 31, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Lionsgate is joining the Motiongate theme park project in Dubai — and the studio is promising that a Hunger Games attraction will be part of the development.

Motiongate

DreamWorks and Sony previously announced their participation in the movie-themed park, which is being developed by Dubai Parks and Resorts and will be operated by Parques Reunidos, the Spanish theme park company that runs Kennywood and Lake Compounce, among many other parks around the world. Motiongate is slated to open in October 2016 and will be one of three parks built as Phase One of the project. The other two parks will be a Legoland and a Bollywood-themed park.

Six Flags also had announced its participation in the resort, but it is not included in Phase One of the development.

Lionsgate said that it will help develop attractions and retail locations themed to The Hunger Games, as well as a live show inspired by its Step Up films. Previously Lionsgate licensed The Hunger Games for a live stage show that is being developed for a purpose-built theater near Wembley Stadium in London, as well as for a traveling exhibition of film props, costumes, and interactive displays that will open in New York this July.

No word yet on whether the Dubai project will incorporate any features developed for either of those projects.

Update: Reader Brandon emailed a couple photos of the Motiongate construction site "taken while driving 140KPH on Sheik Zayed highway. The site is about 5 miles outside of Dubai and about 60 from Abu Dhabi. Not much to show, just the huge billboards put up to hide construction."

Motiongate construction site

Motiongate sign

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