Fans of the movie hitman John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, have something to look forward to in 2021.
Motiongate Dubai has announced it will be launching a ride inspired by the John Wick franchise – marking the first time the action franchise helmed by Reeves has been turned into an amusement park ride.
Set over a 310-metre track, and reaching speeds of up to 64 kilometres per hour, John Wick: Open Contract will deliver up to 2.8 G-force from the 4D free-spin coaster.
It is inspired by the events of the cinematic franchise, giving guests the chance to step into The Continental, a hotel that acts as neutral ground for members of the criminal underworld.
Riders will then embark on a journey that simulates the action of the John Wick world as the coaster races down a 4D track that provides forward and backward freestyle spins.
Motiongate will also introduce a spinning coaster based on the heist thriller franchise Now You See Me – touted as the world's fastest single-car spinning coaster.
The Now You See Me: High Roller ride will reach speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour, giving guests a chance to be part of the Four Horsemen magicians as they race to expose the antics of a criminal mastermind.
The coaster experience will feature drops, non-inverted loops and Immelmann turns, which take riders on a 180-degree turn after entering a half-loop section of the track, followed by a half twist.
Although the exact launch dates of the two rides are yet to be announced, they are expected to open in early 2021.The rides will be part of the park's expansion of the Lionsgate Zone, which features Lionsgate-branded attractions and events. Lionsgate is the entertainment company behind franchises such as John Wick, The Hunger Games and Rambo.
“We’re starting 2021 with a bang ... We’re continually looking at ways to enhance the Motiongate Dubai experience and we cannot wait to break some world records with these two brand new coasters,” says Denis Pascal, the park's general manager.
More information is available at motiongatedubai.com