Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC today announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and International Merchandising, Promotion and Services (IMPS) to set up Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at MotiongateTM Dubai, a Hollywood inspired theme park taking shape at Dubai’s newest leisure and entertainment destination.
The Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone will contain 12 themed attractions inspired by popular Sony Pictures theatrical releases, including ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘The Green Hornet’, ‘Underworld’, ‘Zombieland’, in addition to hosting the world’s favorite little blue characters ‘The Smurfs’.
MotiongateTM Dubai has been designed to span a breath-taking four million square feet of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is anticipated to attract three million visitors annually; which is set to add an exhilarating new dimension to the Middle East’s entertainment landscape.”
Featuring four unique zones, inclusive of the Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone, MotiongateTM Dubai is set to take visitors on a cinematic journey of discovery, bringing to life some of the most recognizable Hollywood icons from the big screen. The park will leverage latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides to offer a distinctly unique, high-value entertainment experience.
Dubai Parks and Resorts unveiled the blueprint of the mega leisure and entertainment destination in September 2014. Phase-1 of the development will comprise Bollywood ParksTM Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and MotiongateTM Dubai. Centrally located between the three theme parks, Riverpark will serve as an entrance plaza featuring a mélange of retail, dining and entertainment options. The project will also host Lapita Hotel, a themed family hotel. Strategically located in Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Phase-1 of the mega project is scheduled for completion in 2016.arks and Resorts brings the best of the entertainment industry from the East and the West.The project is designed to draw five million visitors in its first year of operations, serving the regions within a four-hour flying distance from Dubai.