Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Its First Chinese New Year

Guests can celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the region’s largest integrated theme park destination

Traditional Dragon and Lion dance performances at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai until 5th February

LEGOLAND® Dubai invites families to participate in building 4,715 roosters

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This year, guests can celebrate the Year of the Rooster at two of Dubai Parks and Resorts exciting theme parks.

From now until February 5th, guests visiting MOTIONGATE™ Dubai during Chinese New Year will be treated to a vibrant dragon and lion dance performance, accompanied by live drum and cymbal musicians plus a parading Chinese Buddha character. The colourful show will take place twice daily at 2:00pm and 6:00pm in Studio Central, which will also be adorned in traditional Chinese décor.

LEGOLAND® Dubai is inviting families to help build 4,715 LEGO roosters in celebration of the Chinese New Year and help contribute to LEGOLAND’s goal of creating almost 5,000 roosters.  Guests can also learn a few fun facts about Chinese New Year such as it also being known as “Spring Festival” as it means the end of winter and the dawning of a new season.

John Hallenbeck, General Manager of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai said: “Chinese New Year is a time for MOTIONGATE™ Dubai to acknowledge the Chinese community, but also an opportunity to promote different cultural traditions and entertainment for all of our guests. Guests of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy our traditional and lively program of entertainment.”

Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Dubai said: “We are looking forward to hosting our first ever Chinese New Year at LEGOLAND Dubai.  This is a great celebration to start the year, and we are excited to have families and LEGO® enthusiasts participating in this fun building experience.”

You can now experience action 365 days a year with a MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s Annual Pass for AED 865. For a limited time, guests can discover MOTIONGATE™ Dubai for a preview price of AED 250 for adults and 215 for children and senior citizens. Visit www.motiongatedubai.com and www.dubaiparksandresorts.com to buy tickets now.

Those looking for the perfect Chinese New Year gift can purchase the LEGOLAND Dubai annual pass for their loved ones. The annual two-park combo pass for LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park is priced at 995 AED, with the annual pass for LEGOLAND Dubai only priced at 765 AED, and can be purchased at www.LEGOLAND.ae and www.DubaiParksandResorts.com

LEGOLAND Dubai day tickets start at AED 250 for children and seniors and AED 295 for adults. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.ae and www.DubaiParksandResorts.com

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which also features Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

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About MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is the Middle East’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, inviting guests of all ages to step into the magical, mythical worlds of some of cinema’s most beloved movies. Uniting three legendary film studios in one theme park – Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate – visitors will go beyond the screen and immerse themselves in the magic of Hollywood, ensuring fun for the whole family year round and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Spread across five zones, guests of all ages will be entertained by 27 key rides and attractions including roller coasters, multi-media dark rides, interactive play labs, media-based theatre shows, plus a full program of roaming entertainment and live dance performances. Inspired by 13 of Hollywood’s most beloved live action and animated films, visitors will be transported into the world of movies including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and The Hunger Games.

With nine family-friendly restaurants, 15 themed retail outlets and the multi-purpose Hollywood Theatre, seating 1,000 guests, as well as multiple kiosks offering light bites and merchandise throughout the park, visitors have a full range of choices for dining, entertainment and relaxation beyond the rides and attractions. As part of its full-service offering, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is enhanced with smart technology, smart queuing, shaded walkways and offers full access for visitors with mobility impairments.

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai opened in December 2016 and is part of the amazing experience of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest multi-themed family entertainment destination.

For further information, please contact:

Samantha D’sa
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: dp-r@bm.com
T: +971 4 4507600

About LEGOLAND® Dubai

LEGOLAND® Parks are unique theme park resorts specifically designed for families with children between the ages of 2 to 12 years. Based on the world’s most popular toy – the LEGO® brick – LEGOLAND Parks offer families the opportunity to play together and to let their imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO Models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows, that pull the audience into the action.

There are currently six LEGOLAND® Resorts in five countries – Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, USA – Florida and California, and Malaysia.  All these Resorts also include fantastic LEGO® themed hotels and a mix of other attractions like water parks and SEA LIFE aquariums making them the perfect destinations for a family short break.   In addition to the newly opened LEGOLAND® Dubai theme park, Merlin also has new LEGOLAND® Park developments underway in Japan and S. Korea.

For further information, please contact:

Four Communications
Jo Robertson
+971 55 980 6697
LEGOLANDDubai@fourcommunications.com

LEGOLAND Dubai
Shone Jemmott
+971 4 820 3230
Shone.Jemmott@LEGOLAND.ae

Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed 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.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions

For more information, go to: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

For further information please contact:

Lisa Jones / Dina Bajjali
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: Lisa.jones@bm.com / Dina.bajjali@bm.com
T: +971 4 4507600

About Merlin Entertainments plc

Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).

Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.