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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to open for public today

Jasmine Al Kuttab /Abu Dhabi
Filed on July 25, 2018 | Last updated on July 25, 2018 at 04.15 pm
The excitement begins in Warner Bros. Plaza, where guests can roam around the streets of the art deco themed portal.-Photo by Ryan Lim
The excitement begins in Warner Bros. Plaza, where guests can roam around the streets of the art deco themed portal.-Photo by Ryan Lim

One day before the opening, Warner Bros. welcomed the media on a special tour of the larger-than-life theme park.

Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi, the world's largest indoor theme park built at an estimated $1 billion, will open its doors to the public on July 25.

One day before the opening, Warner Bros. welcomed the media on a special tour of the larger-than-life theme park.

Once visitors walk through the theme park's gigantic doors, they are immediately immersed in a different world where ideas and imagination spiral into a day of action and fun.

From the meticulously curated musical arrangements to the faithfully created landscapes, each land is uniquely designed to truly immerse guests in the places they've seen in movies, comic books and on TV.

The theme park brings to life fan-favourite DC Super Heroes, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, alongside beloved animation characters from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera, including Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones, using state-of-the-art technology.

What visitors can expect

The excitement begins in Warner Bros. Plaza, where guests can roam around the streets of the art deco themed portal to the various lands of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. The theme park consists of six immersive lands: DC's Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gluch and Warner Bros. Plaza.

Visitors can enjoy the gleaming urban landscape of Metropolis, where they can revel in the heroic optimism of the Justice League - whose members include Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash.

They can then make their way to the dark alleys of Gotham City where devious masterminds such as The Joker and Harley Quinn wreak havoc only to be thwarted by Batman.

In contrast, bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds will surround the guests in Cartoon Junction, where childhood favourite characters come to life.

Guests will then leave the colourful houses behind for the lofty dunes of Dynamite Gulch, packed full of animated antics and mad mishaps.

And finally, guests can rewind all the way to the modern Stone Age in Bedrock with the lovable cave-families - The Flintstones and The Rubbles.

"Warner Bros. has an almost-100-year legacy of producing and distributing high-quality entertainment to global audiences, and this world-class attraction continues that tradition in grand style," said Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO, Warner Bros.

Unlike any other theme park in the world

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will increase the number of tourists coming to the Capital, not only from the region, but also from around the world, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Tourism Authority Abu Dhabi and Miral, told Khaleej Times on Tuesday.

"In Abu Dhabi, we have been adding tourist attractions to the city almost on a yearly basis and this will continue to move forward in the next five years."

Mark Gsellman, general manager, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, said the theme park will certainly drive-up the number of tourists coming to Abu Dhabi.

"We've had between 10,000-15,000 tickets already purchased by visitors."

He said the Capital will have more theme parks and attractions in the near future, including SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which will open in 2020.

15k tickets sold before today's Warner Bros. World opening

Around 15,000 entry tickets for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world's largest indoor theme park built at an estimated $1 billion, have already been sold before its scheduled opening today, said officials.
Mark Gsellman, general manager, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, said the theme park will certainly drive-up the number of tourists coming to Abu Dhabi. "We've had between 10,000-15,000 tickets already purchased by visitors."

Ticket price

The tickets are valid for six months and the price, inclusive of VAT, starts at Dh295 for adults and Dh230 for juniors. Entry is free for children below three years old.

jasmine@khaleejtimes.com  

 


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