Set to Open Doors this Summer
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi Reveals Signature Rides in ‘Metropolis’ and ‘Cartoon Junction’
The adventure begins with a first look into signature rides and key characters set to be featured in two of the park’s six immersive lands
Abu Dhabi, UAE 6th February 2018: Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi— the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park— today offered a closer look at two of its six themed lands, Metropolis and Cartoon Junction, which will showcase signature rides, entertainment and restaurants – all inspired by the stories and characters from DC and Warner Bros. Animation. When it debuts to the public in summer 2018 on Yas Island, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment across six fully immersive lands including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza.
From the super-heroic action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC to the wacky and wonderful stories of Warner Bros. Animation— Warner Bros. Worldwill offer captivating and interactive experiences that bring together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region. As guests walk through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, they will enter a world where Super Heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman fight for justice and animated stars like Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Scooby-Doo come to life.
Beyond the arches of Warner Bros. Plaza, guests will be transported to the bright, bustling and modern cityscape of Metropolis. Known as “The City of Tomorrow,” the Manhattan-like skyscraper city is protected from villains by DC Super Heroes like Superman and other members of the Justice League including Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Cyborg and The Flash, in addition to the Teen Titans.
The iconic Daily Planet, Metropolis’s famed media conglomerate, is home to Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis, a pulse-pounding attraction that features the Man of Steel in a riveting battle of good versus evil that will decide the fate of Metropolis. Thrill enthusiasts entering the legendary Hall of Justice, the massive headquarters of the Justice League, can hop onboard 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.
Other exciting attractions featured within Metropolis include Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey, an awe-inspiring 4D "flying theatre" experience that transports guests across the cosmos to extraordinary worlds enriched with multi-sensory special effects,andTeen Titans Training Academy, a multi-level play area featuring a zipline and other physical activities that invites up-and-coming heroes to showcase their skills alongside the legendary Teen Titans.
When it comes to dining guests, can choose from Ace O’ Clubs, Bibbo Bibbowski’s quick service restaurant; or Park Ridge Market, a grab-and-go café.
Guests can also take home a piece of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi by visiting souvenir shops such as Zatanna Books & Magical Curiosities and Justice League Hero Supply. Fans can also capture their visit to the Daily Planet at Front Page Photo, where they will appear on the front-page of the famed publication, and pick up special editions from the Daily Planet Newsstand.
“With the park well on track to open its doors to the public within mere months, we are incredibly excited to share our story with audiences around the world, and will be announcing the exact opening date very soon.” said Mark Gsellman, Park General Manager.
“The six different and immersive lands will seamlessly transport guests of all ages to the lands of their favorite DC Super Heroes and beloved Warner Bros. Animation characters. As guests enter Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, they’ll discover the Warner Bros. Plaza — a land inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood— to celebrate all things Warner Bros.! From there, park-goers can step through one of the many portals that lead to our other lands including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch— each of which offers a unique set of experiences including authentically themed restaurants and shopping outlets.”
Childhood memories come to life in Cartoon Junction, where guests will discover the wit and whimsy of the most iconic characters and animated stories from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. In a land filled with fun adventures, Tom and Jerry can be spotted getting up to their usual hijinks, while Scooby-Doo and the gang seek clues to solve spooky mysteries. Additional animated stars like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester, Tasmanian Devil (Taz), Pepé Le Pew, Elmer Fudd, and many others can also be found in Cartoon Junction.
Featuring nine family-friendly rides and attractions, this whimsical carefree land offers fun for kids and kids at heart. In the center of Cartoon Junction’s town square is the Tom and Jerry Swiss Cheese Spin, a ride where guests can experience a dizzying spinning coaster that careens them throughout the dynamic duo’s house on a fast-moving chase full of twists and turns (and cheese). On the outskirts of town, a classic haunted dark ride gets a trackless twist in Scooby-Doo The Museum of Mysteries. 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, culminating in a crazy chase that’s reminiscent of the classic cartoons.
Other exciting attractions featured within Cartoon Junction include Ani-Mayhem,an interactive dark ride that takes passengers on a rollicking mission to deliver their own cartoon chaos; Meet Bugs! (and Daffy), a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience at the vintage downtown theater where guests can join Bugs Bunny on stage; and Cartoon Junction Carousel, a colorful twist on a classic carousel. Cartoon Junction is also home to ACME Factory which features three kid-friendly rides of its own, including Daffy’s Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, featuring a vertical ‘jump’ tower; Tweety Wild Wockets, a fun ride that spins its passengers “awound and awound” as they try to avoid that “bad ol’ puddy tat,” Sylvester; and Ricochet Racin’ with Taz, a car ride that whips racers around a track.
Hungry guests drop in at ACME Commissary, where quick service food is served with ACME flair, while those with a sweet tooth can indulge in a sweet treat at Huckleberry Hound Pies; Penelope Pitstop Cotton Candy; or Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Ice Cream.
Fans in search of themed-souvenirs should stop at the ACME Company Store, which is dedicated to fun and playthe Looney Tunes way; while C.J. Mercantile, Cartoon Junction’s General Store located in the town’s emporium, includes souvenirs inspired by fan-favorite characters. This vibrant land is also home to: the Hare Salon, a shopping experience that celebrates Bugs Bunny’s fun disguises; Fudd Hardware, featuring Elmer Fudd's collection of toys and tools for kids; and Daffy Snacks, where shelves are lined with colorful sweets and treats.
Stay tuned for more exciting information on the park’s six uniquely themed lands, as well as details on the opening date and more.
About Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi:
When it opens on Yas Island in 2018, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks, delivering an unparalleled fan experience. Guests will be transported to six truly immersive lands, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza, and enjoy 29 state-of-the-art exhilarating rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment. From the action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC Super Heroes to the wacky and wonderful world of Warner Bros. Animation, this captivating and interactive new experience will bring together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region including: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones, among others.
About Warner Bros. Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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