Sega Repblic at Dubai Mall (Now with construction photos)

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Sega Repblic at Dubai Mall (Now with construction photos)

Postby dubaidave » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:57 pm

((Scroll down to post 7 for construction pics.))
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Sega Republic is an indoor entertainment centre being developed at Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world.
They will have a spinning coaster and a drop tower amongst lots of other attractions. This is based on Sega Joypolis in Tokyo.
I am told the coaster is on site. I will hopefully get a backstage tour of the site on Sunday so can update then.
In the meantime here are the photos I have so far.
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The lighting make it very difficult to get photos of the artists impressions.
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Oh Look, That door is open!
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Nothing really to see here. It is a row of retail outlets.
More to come soon.

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Postby packfanlv » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:21 pm

Thanks Dave. You really have an exciting few years ahead of you in Dubai. I'm looking forward to your next update.
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Postby dubaidave » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:12 am

I have just been on a hard hat tour of the site and can tell you that the coaster is built and the cars are on the track. A large portion of the ride will be in darkness with lasers and smoke. It is a large ride. I will have photos tomorrow.

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Postby Loefet » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:29 am

It looks very similar to Joypolis in Tokyo, just hope that they don't use the same manufacturer for the coaster though.

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Postby dubaidave » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:38 am

It Is a Gerstlauer. And, trust me, it looks amazing.


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Sega Repblic at Dubai Mall

Postby coastb2 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:00 am

Now wouldn't it be awesome if they have a Muscle Park like in Tokyo.

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Hard Hat Tour of the Sega Site

Postby dubaidave » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:01 pm

First of all I have to say a huge thank you to the very kind gentleman who gave me a tour round the site.
First impressions of the Sega Republic sit are the sheer size o0f the place. Although only 2 floors, this place is huge. They have rides on both floors and a drop ride that covers both. Besides the usual big Sega arcade machines they have a half pipe like the one in Tokyo and a rather large coaster.
The coaster is spinning and will feature a large dark section with special effects as well.
The coaster itself looks huge. Easily the biggest I have seen in Dubai. The two things you need to know are that the black track will be in the dark and the orange track will come out into the main theme park. Also, none of the theming has been put in place yet, From the samples on site it looks like it will be very well themed.
Enjoy the photos.
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Lets start with a look at the Spin Gear Model
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The area on the top left will be in dark
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this is the dark section and loading station
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This is the outdoor section
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Lets visit the site
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As you enter you can see the escalators to the second level
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This entire structure hoses Sega, Kidzania and a huge cinema
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Here is the drop tower.
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OK, enough teasing, lets head upstairs to see Spin-gear
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here is the outdoor section
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The Dark Section
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Lift Hill
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The cars are even on the track
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It seems like the theming will be amazing.

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Postby packfanlv » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:30 pm

Thanks Dave! This looks great.
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Postby DBru » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Looks like a really fun ride, can't wait to see what it looks like with theming...

Thanks for the update!

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Postby Gutterflower » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:50 am

Hey dave. any more news on this? the latest screamscape news about it suggests there are problems with Sega and this project?

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