Warner Bros. World reveals Metropolis and Cartoon Junction attractions

February 6, 2018, 12:36 PM · 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."

Justice League: Warworld Attacks
All concept art courtesy Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Other attractions will include:

The land's restaurants will be:

Cartoon Junction

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...

Tom and Jerry Swiss Cheese Spin

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."

Scooby-Doo The Museum of Mysteries

Other attractions are:

And the land's restaurants will be:

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.


Replies (9)

February 6, 2018 at 12:46 PM · And people complain about how many screens Universal uses...
February 6, 2018 at 2:35 PM · 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.
February 7, 2018 at 7:09 AM · 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.
February 6, 2018 at 5:20 PM · Nothing here, that would even remotely tempt me into visiting Dubai.
February 6, 2018 at 8:51 PM · Free admission wouldn't temp me to go anywhere near that part of the world!
February 6, 2018 at 11:21 PM · Of course, this park won’t tempt you into visiting Dubai. It’s in Abu Dhabi.
February 7, 2018 at 5:58 AM · 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.
February 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM · 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.
February 7, 2018 at 3:15 PM · @Disfan.....I'd say Yogi Bear might be the odd one out (maybe Tom & Jerry)

However, Scooby & Bugs have new animated series & DTV releases every couple of years. I'd say Scooby, from a merchandising & recognition standpoint, might even be more familiar than Bugs....

Not I'm not saying that these characters there are among the most popular.....but I think many will at least be familiar with who the characters are.

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