UK theme parks from another point of view!

  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
 
User avatar
Chris
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 2348
Joined: March 2003
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:08 am

More information on the expansion here:

https://blooloop.com/news/dxb-financial ... bollywood/

Motiongate installing thrill rides sounds interesting. Glad they have realised that truly groundbreaking attractions are needed to attract a higher proportion of international visitors.
Image
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 569
Joined: November 2012
Location: Cambridge/Dubai
Contact:

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Thu May 02, 2019 2:37 pm

Image

Image

So we have more information about the Six Flags rides that will be moved to the existing parks, taken from a shareholders meeting!

10-12 rides will be added to both parks, including record breaking attractions such as the tallest vertical swing ride and a wooden coaster with the 'most airtime ever'.
High thrill rides will be added to Motiongate in order to further cement its status as the leading park in the region. Bollywood Parks will add thrill rides, family and child attractions.
8 remaining rides will be stored to be added to the parks at a later date. One ride from the Six Flags project will be sold, as the same concept already exists in one of the parks. My guess is the shot drop tower due to Zombieland.

Cool info, personally quite excited to see this. Weird to think that the Bollywood Park will probably be getting that coaster. On the manufacturer, ether a RMC or GCI as I heard both were considered for Six Flags. RMC at bollywood park, thats a plot twist.
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 569
Joined: November 2012
Location: Cambridge/Dubai
Contact:

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Tue May 28, 2019 11:19 am

So I popped into the resort for the first time in over a year the other day and I'll do a full report but here are some short observations.

Image
Legoland Hotel is coming along very quickly and is dwarfing the entire area of Riverland, I have a feeling its gonna look really out of place once done.

Image
Six Flags Dubai site as of now (topic apparently no longer exists.)

Image
Most building foundations have been finished, with roads around the site being about 50% done. Shame the project is on hold, I think something will happen here eventually, due to it being so far along.

Image
Image
Coaster track had actually been delivered onto the site, with the red Mack Hyper and blue Pulsar clone. DPR have said they will move rides that have been delivered to Bollywood and Motiongate.

Update vid I took
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 569
Joined: November 2012
Location: Cambridge/Dubai
Contact:

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:47 pm

"A Dubai firm will pay $7.5 million to Six Flags after abandoning plans to build a version of the U.S. amusement park in the United Arab Emirates amid a slowdown in the economy.

DXB Entertainments, which runs Dubai Parks & Resorts, said Tuesday it agreed with Texas-based Six Flags Entertainment Corp. to pay the amount as “a right of first refusal.”

In February, DXB Entertainments announced it was cancelling plans to build the $454 million Six Flags, citing financing constraints. The company, which owns other theme parks in Dubai, posted a first quarter net loss of $59 million and visits were down 11% over the same period."

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/07/03/dubai-firm-pays-7-5m-for-cancelling-six-flags-park-plans/

In other news, Six Flags Saudi Arabia is moving forwards with staff being hired to work on the development of the park. Will it happen??
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests