DUBAI PARKS AND RESORTS RELEASES ITS OFFCIAL THEME SONG
• New official theme song to accompany short film showcasing the different theme parks within the destination
· Written and composed by renowned American artist Alan Menken
Dubai, UAE: Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to become the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park destination, has today announced the release of its official theme song. The track entitled “All the Wonders of the Universe” has been released as part of a pre-launch campaign to introduce the destination ahead of its opening in October 2016.
The official theme song is the soundtrack to a new short film which brings to life Dubai Parks and Resorts three theme parks - MOTIONGATE ™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai – as well as LEGOLAND® Water Park, Lapita™ Hotel, and Riverland™ Dubai the retail, dining and entertainment complex connecting the whole destination. The song will also feature the extensive entertainment programme currently being rehearsed at the parks in preparation for opening, and can be viewed on Dubai Parks and Resorts’ social media channels and Emirates Airlines entertainment channel “ice”.
The official theme song is a creative collaboration with the legendary academy award winner Alan Menken, an American film composer and pianist, who has an amazing track record for composing the scores for the world’s most famous animated movies. The song tells the story of joy, laughter and amazement coming together at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Alan Menken, composer of Dubai Parks and Resorts official theme song said: “Writing the song and score for the Dubai Parks and Resorts project was fun and unique for me in many ways. Creating a central theme to inaugurate the park called upon the experience I’ve gained working with the Disney company; to encapsulate the concept of this particular park in a larger-than-life song and message. For inspiration I drew on the story that the Dubai Parks and Resorts team presented to me and imagined how a magical them park might spring to life in the middle of the desert. I really believe that the song ‘All the Wonders of the Universe’ is a perfect fit for this amazing new destination.”
After the overwhelming response received for the unveiling of Luna and Nova, Dubai Parks and Resorts’ ambassadors of fun, the latest announcement will further evoke a sense of excitement for all adventure seekers. Apart of the company’s marketing and promotional campaigns the two characters were created to be a physical representation of the brands mission to spread excitement, fun and happiness and ensure everyone Experiences Amazing. In the coming months the public will learn even more about their role as Ambassadors of Fun.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts said: “We are very excited about the launch of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ official theme song, as it marks yet another milestone towards our opening in October 2016. Our goal is to give our guests the chance to ‘Experience Amazing’, and I believe that this collaboration with Mr. Menken has brought us one step closer to achieving that.”
Dubai Parks and Resorts will feature MOTIONGATE ™ Dubai – a movie based 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. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be 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 resort catering to families as part of the Autograph Collection of Marriott Hotels
Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in October 2016 comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE ™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Bollywood movie experience. 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 will be 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.
The large-scale AED 13.2 billion development is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports. 6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.