Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Reveals Signature Rides in Metropolis and Cartoon Junction
From the super-heroic action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC, to the wacky and wonderful stories of Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. World will offer for the first time in the region captivating and interactive experiences that bring together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof. 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’ 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 that utilizes immersive media and special effects to take guests on an unforgettable ride as they team up with the Justice League to fight off invaders from another galaxy.
Other exciting attractions that Metropolis will include are Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey, an awe-inspiring 4D "flying theatre" that transports guests across the cosmos to extraordinary worlds enriched by multi-sensory special effects, and Teen Titans Training Academy, a multi-level play area featuring a zipline and other physical activities that invite aspiring 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, to satisfy their hunger.
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 memorialize their visit to the Daily Planet at Front Page Photo, where they can appear on the front-page of the famed publication, and pick up special editions of the newspaper 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 and 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 follow clues in the hunt 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 roaming around in Cartoon Junction.
Featuring nine family-friendly rides and attractions, this whimsical carefree land offers fun for both 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 very own Mystery Machines to follow Scooby and the gang as they try to untangle the silly, spooky secrets of the museum, culminating in a crazy chase reminiscent of the hijinks in the classic cartoons.
Other exciting attractions 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 Ricochet Racin’ with Taz, a car ride that whips racers around a track, and 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.
Hungry guests drop in at ACME Commissary, where quick service food is served with ACME flair, and those with a sweet tooth can indulge in a sweet treat at Huckleberry Hound Pies, Penelope Pitstop Cotton Candy, Daffy Snacks, 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 play—the Looney Tunes way, and C.J. Mercantile, Cartoon Junction’s General Store located in the town’s emporium, to find souvenirs inspired by fan-favorite characters. This vibrant land is also home to the Hare Salon, a shop that celebrates Bugs Bunny’s fun disguises and Fudd Hardware, featuring Elmer Fudd's collection of toys and tools for kids.
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. Consumer Products:
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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.