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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.
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Thu May 02, 2019 2:37 pm

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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.
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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??
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Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:45 am

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Track for what most likely will be the Bollywood Park RMC coaster is beginning to arrive on site!

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As is what apparently is a mystery coaster for MotionGate! Looking at the track, I'm guessing something from S&S or Vekoma.

Update on the Bollywood RMC, it may actually be an S&S free spin. Six Flags Dubai was due to get one so it may be this one.
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:48 pm

An update on the new coasters, so one of the coasters on site is apparantly a Maurer Spinner, which was due to go to the Six Flags park, location is under consideration between motiongate and bollywood. The S&S Free Spin is apparently going to motiongate and is rumored to be themed to the Saw franchise in the Lionsgate area, so we maybe getting 'Saw: The Ride 2'! :lol

There is also a Zamperla family coaster on site from six flags, which is the same model as the Dragons Apprentice next door at Legoland Dubai, likely to be going to bollywood.
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:38 pm

Clearly the Freespin was supposed to be themed as the Joker!

I'm most interested to see what they do with the Mack coaster, as it was a pretty custom layout to fit the space.
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Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:30 am

A Motiongate spokesperson announced on an Emirates World podcast that they were working on expansion for the Lionsgate zone. I can’t give too much away, but it will be new and exciting.

Link here : https://cdn.ek.aero/downloads/ek/trailers/220201389.mp3
 
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:56 pm

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While the parks are closed the resort is progressing with its expansion plans. GCI is on site building a steel supported wooden coaster at the Bollywood Park, this ride was originaly meant for six flags.

Motiongate is apparantly getting a Maurer spinner themed to 'Now You See Me' and an S&S Free Spin themed to John Wick. I believe the mack hyper is also being built at the bollywood park, but it is hard to get confirmation with the parks being closed.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:13 pm

Thanks for the update. Certainly a reason to go back - the parks should feel a lot more complete.
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:37 pm

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Closer look at the Bollywood Park GCI rising up

Also rcdb is reporting that the mack powersplash meant for sixflags is also being built at Bollywood.
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Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:45 pm

Doses anyone know if the new rides open today
 
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:49 pm

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Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:08 pm

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The Six Flags Wheel is now being built at Bollywood Park

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As well as steady progress on the GCI

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MotionGate's expansion has also started. Rumoured to have a the S&S 4D Free Spin and a Spinning coaster.

Apparantly phase 1 of these developments are due to open in February
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Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:08 pm

Looks good - just hope they are integrated with the existing themes well, and not just plonked there.
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Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:53 pm

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Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:33 pm

2 New Coasters for MotionGate announced!

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“John Wick: Open Contract” will offer riders a choice as they board: They can help John Wick — the assassin played by Keanu Reeves in the 2014 movie and its two (so far) sequels — or they can hunt him, depending on which path guests take through the queue of the Continental Hotel.

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“Now You See Me: High Roller” is a spining coaster where guests will have the experience of walking through a casino and taking part in a heist that the Horsemen from the films  are in the midst of pulling off.

These 2 coasters are due to open in 2021 in an expaded section of the Lionsgate area, currently under construction.
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Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:05 am

Details about the 2 new roller coasters https://blog.dubaiparksandresorts.com/2 ... g-thrills/
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