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Batman: Knight Flight opens to the public at Warner Bros. World

November 19, 2018, 9:17 PM · One of the most anticipated new rides of 2018 finally has opened. Batman: Knight Flight was not running when the new Warner Bros. World theme park premiered in Abu Dhabi in July, but the ride now has opened officially to guests this week.

Using a ride system that U.S. theme park fans might find similar to Universal's acclaimed Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Batman: Knight Flight is one of the most ambitious attractions in the world, using a mix of practical and media effects to create a journey over the rooftops of Gotham. But forget about me trying to explain it. Let's ask park creative design leader Dave Cobb — who talked with us on our podcast earlier this fall about the making of the park — set up the ride:

"Batman: Knight Flight is a cutting-edge experience where guests visit the offices of Wayne Tech as unassuming job fair candidates, only to be identified and recruited by Batman himself to help solve a mystery unfolding on the streets and in the skies above Gotham City. Remotely tethered to the Batmobile, guests take an airborne journey in a high-tech drone wing and find themselves caught in a heroic and thrilling sky-high battle between the Dark Knight, The Joker and his Rogues’ Gallery of cohorts like Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze," Cobb said.

"Combining massive immersive sets, cinematic media and live special effects, this world-class attraction is unlike anything else in the region, and the entire Thinkwell team is immensely proud and excited for our partners at Miral, Farah Leisure and Warner Bros. to finally share it with park guests."

Batman: Knight Flight
Image courtesy Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

If you should get the opportunity to experience Batman: Knight Flight, please share your rating and review with us on our Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi listing page.

Replies (6)

November 19, 2018 at 10:14 PM

Waiting for a better POV video now that the ride's opened. Post 'em if you find 'em.

November 19, 2018 at 11:07 PM

The image shown here in the post looks amazing! One side of me thinks...indoor park. Warner Bros. Middle East. Probably cheap and disappointing.

The other side of me remembers your review, and some of the sets I saw photos of, and thinks I need to figure out a way to get out there to experience this park! I don't really see myself going to that part of the world, but you never know. And I love what I see and read.

I don't think I'd be disappointed, but I will not be the one providing ratings and reviews. Sadly.

November 20, 2018 at 12:08 AM

I hope I can actually go there one day it looks amazing

November 20, 2018 at 12:59 AM

This ride sounds like if Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey had a baby with The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. In other words... like a darn good ride. One day I'll check this out.

November 20, 2018 at 10:46 PM

The ride description sound like the Batman: Dark Flight attraction at Studio City Macau, which is a flying theatre. I was on that ride and it was quite good fun. But a little disappointed that it was just animation characters not live action.

November 26, 2018 at 3:44 AM

Rode it on Saturday. The queue is astounding, with an elevator trip to the Batcave. There's a lot to like about the ride, but there was one glaring problem, as far as I saw, which was that the projection for portions of the ride simply wasn't bright enough to immerse you. That being said, I want to see a movie version of what we saw on this ride, because they nailed both Batman and Joker, and the scene of Joker falling to his doom really nailed the character. WBW is a phenomenal park that EVERYONE should try to see if you like any of thee characters. (The Green Lantern ride is one of the best in the world).

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