Celebrate 15 Years of Shrek and Get ‘Swamped Away’ In His Charming New Land at motiongate™ Dubai

Exciting details emerge on Shrek’s new home nestled deep with the swampy forest at motiongate™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts


After 15 years of big screen fame, this October at motiongate™ Dubai a part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts destination, fans will be able to ‘Go Beyond The Screen’ and literally step into a completely immersive land where the world’s most famous green ogres Shrek, Fiona and the triplets will call home – and where guests can relive the ogre-like charm of these loveable heroes.

“Within the DreamWorks zone, we’ve created unique fairy tale-like lands that will take our guests on a sensory journey where they can see, touch, ride and taste their favourite films through immersive experiences. We’re excited to welcome guests to Shrek’s charming home in the swamp!” said Guido Zucchi, General Manager of motiongate™ Dubai.

A part of the DreamWorks zone – one of motiongate™ Dubai’s five Hollywood-inspired zones, this ‘theme park in a theme park’ features 12 action-packed rides and attractions – all indoors. Here, the Land of Shrek is transforming fiction into reality with a larger-than-life swamp-like environment unmistakably befit for an ogre. Now, for the first time fans will have the chance to visit Shrek’s Swamp and play the hero – be it journeying through two fun-filled rides, posing with the sword-bearing Puss in Boots, or indulging in some fine ogre fare at The Candy Apple.

In celebration of Shrek’s 15th Anniversary, here are 5 Fun Facts:

  • Relive the original love story of Shrek by being the first to experience Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey, a heartfelt interactive ride where Shrek meets Fiona for the first time, reincarnated as puppets and animated figures – a world first!
  • Go Beyond the Screen and meet the stars as Shrek, Fiona, Puss in Boots and the Fairy Godmother roam the swamp to meet and pose create photo memories with fans throughout the day!
  • Fans are getting the real thing – DreamWorks Animation have created all the media throughout the Land of Shrek. It doesn’t get more authentic than this!
  • Be the first to walk through Shrek’s Swamp – ever! This is the first time the swamp has been brought to life as a real land anywhere in the world, only at motiongate™ Dubai!
  • Ever dine in an ogre-filled swamp? Now you can at The Candy Apple, motiongate™ Dubai’s only full-service, sit-down eatery serving British-American fare for more than 300 guests!

Now, fans can plan ahead for 365 days of fun as motiongate™ Dubai recently launched its Annual Pass. Along with non-stop action, guests will have access to exclusive benefits and rewards such as invitations to exclusive preview days, 10 per cent discount on food, beverages, merchandise, additional park tickets and separate ticketed shows.

Scheduled to open in October this year, motiongate™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature two additional theme parks and a water park all in one amazing destination.

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About motiongate™ Dubai

motiongate™ Dubai is the place for Hollywood-inspired fun and adventure in the Middle East, 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 – Sony Pictures Studios, 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, Ku Fu Panda, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and The Hunger Games.

With nine family-friendly restaurants, 15 themed retail outlets and a multi-purpose 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.

Set to open in October this year, motiongate™ Dubai is part of the amazing experience of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest multi-themed family entertainment destination.

Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate; Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood; as well as LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which will bring the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway located at the heart of the destination and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families, which will be managed by the Marriott Group.

Set to open in October this year, the AED 10.5 billion development is spread across 25 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.  6.7 million ticketed visits are projected for 2017, the first full year of operation.

For further information please contact:

Dina Bajjali or Samantha D’sa
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
T: +971 4 4507600