What do The Hunger Games and the Smurfs have in common, you ask?
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A Dubai theme park has announced a whopping starting slate of 27 rides and attractions set to populate its movie-inspired grounds.

Inspired by films from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios, and Lionsgate, the new roller coasters, theater shows, and play areas at motiongate Dubai, as part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, are designed to hit a large slate of parkgoers across all age brackets.

The park will be separated into five zones, including the Sony Pictures Studio Zone, which features a Green Hornet roller coaster; the Smurfs Village Express train; the Lionsgate Zone, boasting a Capitol Bullet Train roller coaster homage to The Hunger Games; and the DreamWorks Zone, featuring two roller coasters — Madagascar Mad Pursuit, the park’s fastest, and Dragon Glides, a suspended roller coaster in the vein of How to Train Your Dragon.

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Other attractions include Ghostbusters and Hotel Transylvania dark rides, a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs rapids water ride, stage shows of Zombieland, Kung Fu Panda, and Step Up, and play areas themed around Shrek, Smurfs, Dragon, and Cloudy.


“Movies are a favorite leisure pursuit in this region, and motiongate Dubai is combining the best of Hollywood cinema, theme parks and live entertainment to create an amazing experience for our guests throughout their journey at Dubai Parks and Resorts,” said Dubai Parks and Resorts COO Stanford Pino in a press statement.

motiongate Dubai is set to open in October.