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Re: theparklifekid's Middle East Adventures!

by NemesisRider » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:37 pm

Very interesting trip report as usual!

Towards Madagascar: Mad Pursuit, I'm disappointed to hear it gets rough later on. I've generally heard positive things about the Infinity IIs like Karacho, Junker and Monster, and that they are smooth: but Smiler is an infinity which can get quite rough at times so I'm not surprised.

The How To Train Your Dragon area looks cool too, I love the film and it's music :P Heide Park's HTTYD area turned out nicely, so Motiongate's should be great.
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Re: theparklifekid's Middle East Adventures!

by theparklifekid » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:34 pm

NemesisRider wrote:Very interesting trip report as usual!

Towards Madagascar: Mad Pursuit, I'm disappointed to hear it gets rough later on. I've generally heard positive things about the Infinity IIs like Karacho, Junker and Monster, and that they are smooth: but Smiler is an infinity which can get quite rough at times so I'm not surprised.


Yeah, I was a little disappointed with the ride later on in the day. But at the start, it was quite fun! It might have been one of the trains I was on, as it was on a 4 train service. Also it was still in its "technical rehearsal" so it hopefully will be better next time I visit.
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Bollywood Parks Dubai

by theparklifekid » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:04 pm

बॉलीवुड पार्क दुबई!

Get your dancing shoes on, because its time to go Bollywood!

Bollywood Parks Dubai is the world's first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood and its a park with a lot of charm. Admittedly this was the park in DPR that I had the least amount of interest in visiting, mostly because I had never seen a Bollywood film in my life and because there aren't as many rides here compared to the other parks. Most people think that a Bollywood theme is a weird one to pick for a theme park, especially here, but there is quite the number of people from India and Sri Lanka in Dubai, so there is a good sized audience.

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Anyway, the park is located between Legoland and MotionGate, it has these funky hand statues outside the entrance.

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A good piece of advice for anyone visiting is to come on a weekday, I went on Wednesday and it was pretty dead all around DPR.

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Probably the prettiest gate I've ever seen!

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Its an incredibly pretty park!

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Jaw dropping in fact.

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This here is the cross-roads fountain, it links to the different areas of the park.

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One of these areas is Bollywood Film Studios.

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Which is home to the "Hall of Heroes", which houses 2 rides.

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One of these is "Krrish: Hero's Flight"

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Krrish is an Indian superhero and is one of the most popular Bollywood franchises.

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A cool statue of Krrish in the queue.

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Wise words indeed Krrish....

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Before the ride starts a pre-show plays. This guy (I think he was called Raj) is a designer who is working on the "Krrish Museum" and a skyride to get to the attraction called "The Krrish Express", the guests will be the first riders on this and he will pilot it.

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The ride itself is a Flying Theatre and its incredibly silly. It goes from "Welcome on-board the Krrish Express!" to "On no, aliens!" in literally 15 seconds. But in a sort of way thats what made it fun, also smell pods are on the ride (freshly cut grass is the smell that stood out for me). 8/10 from me

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The second ride in the building is "Ra.One: Unleashed" and HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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I'm guessing that's Ra.One.... The ride is based off the movie of the same name and is a 4D AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA theatre, where you are AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and then AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA nothing makes sense AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA worst ride ever AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -5/10 AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHA

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Anyway, the Rajmahal theatre is another section of the park and is easily the parks iconic image. In here is the Bollywood musical "Jaan-e-Jigar", unfortunately this is an additional charge and the only times the show is on at 8:00pm, so I had to skip this.

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Mumbai Chowk is another area of the park

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Nice theming all over the place.

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"Don: The Chase" was a ride that was unavailable when I visited.

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Rustic Ravine is the final area of the park

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Where there is an indoor area with lots of family rides.

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Which is home to the simulator "Lagaan: Thrill of Victory". The ride is actually quite decent, the film is about a cricket match and riders take the perspective of a cricket ball during a festival. I rode it twice and on the second time I actually got an e-vac! Halfway through the ride, it just stopped, lights came on, I looked at the ride op, she looked confused, tried pressing a few buttons, then looked at me and went "Ahhhh, we have a problem, one sec", a minute later some people came in released my restraint and I had to jump the unthinkable height of 3 ft! Good ride though.

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Sholay is another ride at the park.

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This guy, is apparently a police officer and you are the recruits and you have to help him catch the outlaws of India, the ride itself is a 3D Interactive dark ride where you shoot targets and get points.

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Some nice theming.

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Dabangg was a live action Bollywood stunt show.

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This is the stage.

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It starts off with a Bollywood musical.....

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Then goes to some weird and funny action....

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And ends with both heroes and villains singing and dancing. Its actually quite good.

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When I came out of the stunt show, I found another colourful musical going on!

All and all, Bollywood Parks Dubai is a surprise hit from the selection of parks from DPR, its not as big as the others but its a park with a lot of charm, a must do!

Now I was in a bit of a surprise to find out that currently if you have a ticket to just one park, you can get into all three.........
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