Dubai – MENA Herald: With the launch around the corner, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the world’s first Bollywood inspired theme park and part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, set to open on October 31 2016, brings yet another first with its biggest cinematic association. The park has partnered with Shahrukh Khan to shoot the high speed chase scenes for its immersive 3D ride – Don: The Chase which will premiere at the opening of Bollywood Parks™ Dubai.
While shooting for the ride, Shahrukh Khan said, “The park is a mix of rides, excitement and adventure, while staying true to the ethos of Bollywood. Films are a reflection of reality where we strongly believe in our hopes, and the same will be translated to the park where you will have fun!” At Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, we will emulate this larger than life spirit, as we want to leave our guests and families spellbound at the end of each ride.
With the fans and families of Dubai waiting for the opening of the first Bollywood inspired theme park, the fine detailing of the elements recreated from the actual movie witnessed during the chase, will cast the feel of being a part of the movie.
Getting back into his character from the movie, the star was seen reciting his famous dialogues, especially for the thrill seekers who can’t wait to experience this ride. Commenting on the ride, he said, “This time the chase is in Dubai, on the very famous Sheikh Zayed Road and also other famous landmarks of Dubai. As the famous dialogue of the movie goes – ‘Don ko pakadana mushkil hi nahin, namumkin hai’ that means it’s not only difficult to catch Don, but impossible as well.”
Directed by Reema Kagti, one of Bollywood’s finest directors, this ride was completed with the support of over 100 members from the production team. Under the guidance of the Don movie producer, Ritesh Sidhwani and the lead actor Shahrukh himself, the team ensured that every aspect of the ride should exude the essence of the original movie, so that the fun begins right at the start as visitors enter the ride pre-show area and immediately become a part of the story.
He further added, “A movie star is made by the team, who work’s behind him or her. You feel completely redundant and useless, if you don’t have a good team supporting you. The star of the show carries a lot of his own notion on the set and if it is channeled in the wrong direction, then the whole set or the making goes wrong. But if it is nice, then it permeates to everyone and the hard work required does not seem like ‘hard’ work at all.”
Located within the Mumbai Chowk zone at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, visitors will enjoy the Don – The Chase ride, a 3D motion immersive tunnel, which will have visitors chasing their favourite diabolical mastermind across the city of Dubai, hoping that they will be the first to catch him. Paying tribute to Bollywood’s hometown, the Mumbai Chowk zone will also provide unique offerings such as a recreation of the famous Victoria Station, built alongside a classic Mumbai suburban railway train offering typical Indian curries while showcasing performances on its roof – the Mumbai Express stage – will bring to life the colours and sounds of this vibrant city.
Ultimate theme park enthusiasts can purchase the Bollywood Parks™ Dubai Annual Pass which includes limitless access to the World’s first Bollywood themed park at AED 755. With over 16 rides and attractions plus 20 daily live shows, spread across 1.7 million sqft, the Annual Pass will provide visitors with unlimited access to B_Spellbound, while unlocking a host of exclusive benefits and rewards.
Scheduled to open on 31st October this year, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection.