Motiongate Dubai theme park quietly opened another ride inside its 45.000 sq.m indoor DreamWorks section.
Kunfu-Panda zone’s newest addition is called Unstoppable Awesomeness and I am happy to say it has the potential to be totally awesome ride, once all elements of the ride are fully operational.
Upon entering, you will be totally immersed in the Kunf-Fu Panda universe with its elaborate theming, twinkling Chinese lanterns and cleverly used forced perspective. This section of the park also host the Mr. Ping’s Noodle Fling ride ( spinning tea cups/bowls ).
All Motiongate attraction queuing lines are very well themed and Unstoppable Awesomeness is no exception. Pleasant walk through Chinese forest lined by cute little buildings and bamboo leads to a pre-show room first.
There are actually two pre-shows. They are both witty, easily explaining the story and make you included as a part of the emperors guard, to follow Kung-Fu Panda on his journey with a secret delivery.
After entering the show room, you will board one of two boats. Each boat is mounted on a motion platform atop a scissors lift which raises the vehicle closer the the screen ( think Simpsons the Ride @Universal ).
This immersive 3D dark simulator ride was build by British company SimWorks, takes four minutes and each boat accommodate up to 25 riders. Hourly capacity is around 300 people.
Water spray effects and few other details didn’t work during my visits as the ride is still in technical rehearsal. Also the sound needs some fine tuning as I couldn’t understand the conversation of the characters.
As you can guess, you will be travelling on a wild rivers, falling down waterfalls and riding through many visual obstacles.
Overall experience was very satisfying and hopefully the remaining rides waiting to be open will be all similar quality. The soon to be open rides at DreamWork’s are Dragon Gliders suspended coaster and parks longest ride … Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey!
Once fully open, DreamWorks section will hosts 12 rides + 15 in the rest of the park. So far the “star” of Motiongate is a dark coaster entitled “Mad Pursuit” , based on Madagascar movie with its launch speed of 95km/h.
The world’s first Hunger Games movie based rides should be also open in a few a months, but if you can’t wait until then, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is opening their newest thrill ride “TURBO TRACK” on the 29th of March, so join me on the Yas Island 🙂
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