Hunger Games fans will be pleased to know that Katniss, Peeta, and Gale are headed to Dubai!
Lionsgate has confirmed that they are partnering with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring The Hunger Games to life in the form of a theme park, which will open to the public in October 2016. Only a year and a half away!
Entertainment Weekly has reported the following about the upcoming attraction:
Dubai Parks and Resorts will be composed of three separate theme parks, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and Bollywood Parks Dubai. The new Hollywood-themed park, Motiongate Dubai, is currently expected to include a Lionsgate zone that features Hunger Games-inspired attractions and retail facilities, as well as a DreamWorks Animation zone.
Motiongate Dubai will be 4 million square feet and is expected to attract more than 3 million visits a year.
But the Lionsgate area of the park will not be devoted to just the Katniss-centric franchise, as a live stage show based on Liongate’s Step Up films is planned too. Those two franchises may not seem like they go together, but wouldn’t you like to see Step Up District 12: Katniss v. All Other Tributes?
4 million square feet? Whoa — this is the real deal, Tributes! Who’s excited? Would you make the trip to Dubai?
Can’t wait to see pictures!