Three Popular Film-Based Attractions

Movie buffs, there are a number of film-based attractions located across the globe that enable travelers to indulge in and learn about their favorite movies by visiting the original sets, enjoy thrilling movie-based rides, and learn more about how the movies are made behind the scenes. For travelers looking for their next holiday destination that includes a film-based attraction, here are three attractions located in three different parts of the world:

Motiongate™ DUBAI, Dubai

motiongate™ DUBAI is a theme park in Dubai opening at the end of 2016 and will bring a number of popular movies to life through an array of thrilling rides, making it is the perfect place to indulge in all things movie orientated. Bringing together entertainment from three of the largest and most successful motion picture studios in Hollywood – including Dream Works Animations, Sony Pictures Studios, and Lionsgate – motiongate™ DUBAI creates a world of innovation and creative storytelling. Riders can help save the day by climbing aboard The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase, a roller coaster that takes riders through a junkyard that is full of hazards and leaps. Join Dracula, his daughter Mavis, Frankenstein, and more, on the Hotel Transylvania ride where riders sit in coffin- like carriages and explore the 2 800 square meter castle. Lastly, for those riders who enjoyed the Hunger Games they can hop on a ride called the Capitol Bullet Train that is based on the movie. Riders can expect to enjoy a roller coaster that will take them on a 360 thrill ride that sends you backwards, forwards and upside down.

Studios Atlas Ouarzazate Maroc, Morocco

Open daily for visitors, the ATLAS Film Studios was founded in 1983 by entrepreneur Mohamed Belghmi and is situated 5 kilometers outside of Ouarzazate at the gates of the desert. It was the first film studio to be located in North Africa and is the world’s largest film studio, with the site spread over a massive 20 hectares housing all of the necessary services and equipment for productions, including: interior sets, exterior sets, production offices, workshops, stables that house trained animals, and accommodation based in the Oscar Hotel. Some of the famous films that were filmed at ATLAS Studios include: Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Babel, and more. The site has expanded since it was founded, this is due to the reliability of the climate and weather conditions, as the area can mimic the natural environments of many different countries around the world. For movie buffs who want to visit ATLAS studios, there are studio tours available at different times of the year that give visitors the chance to see a number of amazing and well-known movie sets and props.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London

For all of the Harry Potter fans, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. Consisting of a walking tour, visitors are able to go behind the scenes and view a vast showcase of sets, costumes and props that were used in the movies. While on the tour, guests will also have the chance to learn some secrets about the special effects and animatronics that were used in the making of the films, as well as see the real Great Hall, Dumbledore’s Office, the cobbles of Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor Common Room, and so much more. It has been 18 years since JK Rowling published her very first Harry Potter novel, and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour gives Harry Potter fans the chance to indulge in all things Harry Potter for a day. Visitors are able to take part in the tour alone or enhance their visit and experience with a Digital Guide (available in nine different languages).

Enjoy and learn more about your favorite movie by visiting one of the film-based attractions mentioned above.

Apurva Thakur

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