The world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park opens later this year in Abu Dhabi, and we now have our first look at attractions starring Superman, Scooby-Doo, and other cartoon characters featured in two of Warner Bros World’s six themed lands.
Metropolis and Cartoon Junction are the first two lands inside Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi whose signature rides, entertainment and restaurants have been unveiled to the public. When it debuts to the public in summer 2018 on Yas Island, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 rides, attractions and live shows across six lands, which will include Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza. As guests walk through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, they will enter a world where DC 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 enter the bustling 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 Daily Planet, Metropolis’s newspaper, is home to Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis, which features the Man of Steel in a battle of good versus evil that will decide the fate of Metropolis. Guests entering the Hall of Justice, the massive headquarters of the Justice League, can hop aboard Justice League: Warworld Attacks, a dark ride with immersive media and special effects, which will rapidly dart, swoop, and spin while fighting off invaders from another galaxy.
Other attractions featured within Metropolis include Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey, a 4D “flying theatre” experience that transports guests across the cosmos with multi-sensory special effects, and Teen Titans Training Academy, a multi-level play area featuring a zipline and other physical activities for up-and-coming heroes.
Dining options in Metropolis include Ace O’ Clubs, Bibbo Bibbowski’s quick service restaurant; or Park Ridge Market, a grab-and-go café. Guests can also visitsouvenir 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 publication, and pick up special editions from the Daily Planet Newsstand.
In Cartoon Junction, guests will discover nine family-friendly rides and attractions featuring characters and animated stories from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. 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.
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. 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 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 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, including Daffy’s Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, featuring a vertical ‘jump’ tower; Tweety Wild Wockets, a 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 can drop in at the quick service ACME Commissary, or get a sweet treat at Huckleberry Hound Pies; Penelope Pitstop Cotton Candy; or Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Ice Cream. ACME Company Store is dedicated to Looney Tunes merchandise; while C.J. Mercantile, Cartoon Junction’s General Store located in the town’s emporium, includes souvenirs inspired by fan-favorite characters. This land is also home to: the Hare Salon, a shopping experience that celebrates Bugs Bunny’s 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.
“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.
For more information visit wbworldabudhabi.com, and watch these videos of other Warner Bros. themed attractions around the world: