Monday, December 19, 2016
The first videos showing rides from the new Motion Gate park in Dubai appeared on Youtube and here are some filmed by ThemeparkHD and Theme Park Insider showing the park and the Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, Smurfs rides ( les Schtroumpfs, in french ), and more. The Hotel Transylvania,and Smurfs ride appear to be slow family dark rides with few mechanical effects so don't expect any Audio-Animatronics Disney quality like.
But first here is an official video of Motion Gate Grand opening.
Next, have a tour of the park with this video of Theme Park Insider .
Let's move to the on-ride videos with the one of the Hotel Transylvania ride.
Next, is a video showing the Ghostbusters ride.
Next video will show you the Smurfs ride, and here we can even more regret that there is not more animated figures.
Zombieland is a free fall ride, here is the video.
Green Hornet looks to be a Mouse coaster, all outdoor, but the view of the backstage outside is not really the most interesting...
One more video for the fun with this 360° virtual tour of Motion gate Dubai. Note that the 360° effect does not work with Safari but it does with Firefox.
I'm pretty sure that you, Disney addicts, will be disappointed by these rides but to be fair you must remember that the park budget was not the same than the one for a Disney park, which means limits in what you can do. That said, the outdoor theming looks really good but there is some strange choices for some rides like the huge hallways of the Hotel Transylvania ride. I understand that the trackless vehicle had to be able to cross each other in a safe way but, still, i find these hallways really a bit large, to say the least.
We still have to watch videos of the Dreamworks land of the park, and i'll let you know when they will be available!
Picture: copyright Greg Pearn
Videos: copyright ThemeparkHD, Theme Park Insider