October 19, 2020 – The Lionsgate Zone at Motiongate Dubai is expanding with two new record setting thrill coasters. Lionsgate Zone will launch in early 2021 and feature the world’s first theme park ride inspired by the popular John Wick franchise, and A Now You See Me movie inspired roller coaster, which the park claims will be the world’s fastest single-car spinning coaster.
“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 commented: “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 by S&S Sansei. 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. This Spinning Coaster is manufactured by Maurer Rides.
When the two coaster open in early 2021, Motiongate Dubai will have seven roller coasters, which is more than another amusement park in the Middle East.