Warner Bros. World reveals Metropolis and Cartoon Junction attractions
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has revealed the first of its planned 29 attractions that will welcome fans when the indoor theme park opens this summer in the United Arab Emirates.
The Warner Bros.-themed park is under construction on Yas Island, which also is the site to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home of the world's fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. With the addition of Warner Bros. World and the planned SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which is slated for a 2022 debut, developer Miral is hoping to create a multi-gate destination that will be enticing to theme park fans around the world.
The park today announced the line-up of attractions and restaurants for two of the park's themed lands: Metropolis and Cartoon Junction. The park will include four other lands: Gotham City, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza. Line-ups for those lands will be announced at a later date.
One of two lands in the park devoted to Warner Bros.' DC Comics franchise, Metropolis will feature two of the franchise's iconic locations: Clark Kent's the Daily Planet newspaper headquarters and the Justice League's Hall of Justice.
The Daily Planet will be home to Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis, "a visually immersive pulse-pounding attraction that features a riveting battle of good versus evil to determine the fate of Metropolis."
And the Hall of Justice will house Justice League: Warworld Attacks, "a thrilling dark ride with immersive media and special effects, which will rapidly dart, swoop, and spin amid a colossal clash while fighting off invaders from another galaxy."
All concept art courtesy Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Other attractions will include:
- Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey: a 4D flying theatre experience
- Teen Titans Training Academy: a multi-level play area featuring a zipline
The land's restaurants will be:
- Ace O' Clubs
- Bibbo Bibbowski's: quick service restaurant
- Park Ridge Market: grab-and-go cafe
This land will feature IP from Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera properties. The top attractions will be Tom and Jerry Swiss Cheese Spin, a spinning coaster...
And Scooby-Doo The Museum of Mysteries, a trackless dark ride where "guests will hop in their own Mystery Machine to follow Scooby and the gang as they try to untangle the silly, spooky secrets of the museum."
Other attractions are:
- Ani-Mayhem: "an interactive ride that takes passengers on a rollicking mission to deliver their own cartoon chaos."
- Meet Bugs! (and Daffy): a walk-through experience "where guests can join Bugs Bunny on stage."
- Cartoon Junction Carousel
- ACME Factory: with three kiddie rides: Daffy's Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, Tweety Wild Wockets, and Ricochet Racin' with Taz
And the land's restaurants will be:
- ACME Commissary: quick service
- Huckleberry Hound Pies
- Penelope Pitstop Cotton Candy
- Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Ice Cream
Warner Bros. World will be the sixth theme park to open in the UAE, following Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and IMG Worlds of Adventure, Legoland, Motiongate, and Bollywood Parks in neighboring Dubai. We are still awaiting a specific opening date.
And people complain about how many screens Universal uses...
The Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry rides look interesting, especially the trackless dark ride. The Metropolis ride looks a lot like Spider-Man or the new Kong ride.
The Scooby Doo ride sounds a lot like Mystic Manor, but who knows if this park can pull something like that off. The Tom and Jerry coaster looks like a typical indoor spinning coaster like Six Flag's Dark Knight or Laugh Trak at Hersheypark.
Nothing here, that would even remotely tempt me into visiting Dubai.
Free admission wouldn't temp me to go anywhere near that part of the world!
Of course, this park won’t tempt you into visiting Dubai. It’s in Abu Dhabi.
The problem with Abu Dhabi or all the area theme parks is that it's to hot to have it outside. What you get is a huge building. Going into a box visiting a different country even for a day isn't very exciting for me. More important nothing sounds unique or different enough that offerings at destinations I'd rather travel to so it's a no for me.
I wonder how many people traveling to Abu Dhabi will know Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear or even Bugs Bunny. Those characters are definitely not that well known to younger Americans.
@Disfan.....I'd say Yogi Bear might be the odd one out (maybe Tom & Jerry)
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