Motiongate Dubai appoints new GM

Originally from the US, Hallenbeck brings more than 25 years’ experience in theme park operations to his role, having worked extensively with Universal Studios theme parks worldwide.

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MOTIONGATE Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, set to open on Oct. 31 2016, has announced Wednesday that John Hallenbeck has been appointed general manager, overseeing all aspects of the Hollywood-inspired theme park’s day-to-day operations.

Originally from the US, Hallenbeck brings more than 25 years’ experience in theme park operations to his role, having worked extensively with Universal Studios theme parks worldwide. John has served as Senior Vice President of Attractions at Universal Studios Singapore and Marine Life Park, Director of Attractions Operations at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, and various operations and management roles with Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan.

Hallenbeck joined Dubai Parks and Resorts in 2015 as Vice President of Revenue Operations, which provided him with a broad overview of the destination before assuming his role at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.

“My entire life has practically revolved around theme parks,” said Hallenbeck. “I learned early in my career that the best theme park experience is one that offers guests an unrivaled journey with rides and attractions that offer thrills, excitement and entertainment for everyone. What the team has built here in MOTIONGATE Dubai is unparalleled, and I know that we’ll astonish our guests in every visit” More info

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