World’s first Warner Bros theme park set to open this summer in Abu Dhabi

Details about the Gotham City zone at the theme park have been revealed



The world’s first Warner Bros – branded indoor theme park is on track to open its doors in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island this summer, its developer has announced.

Spread across 1.65 million square feet, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 rides, attractions and live entertainment across six lands, including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza.

Ahead of opening, the company has now revealed details about one of its zones – Gotham City.

The area will feature four rides and attractions, themed restaurants and memorabilia shops — all inspired by the characters and stories from DC’s comic books and movies.

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One of the rides, Batman: Knight Flight, will allow guests to sit on a a robotically controlled flying Batwing vehicle featuring drops, climbs, spins, and rolls. The ride combines a high-tech flight simulator with immersive scenery and special effects.

Meanwhile the Scarecrow Scare Raid will provide a flight experience that will include “dramatic aerobatics and whirlwind barrel rolls”.

Other attractions in Gotham City include The Riddler Revolution — a rocking, spinning rollercoaster and The Joker’s Funhouse – which features a series of physical and mental challenges such as a hall of mirrors, a shrinking corridor, a labyrinth, a hallucination hallway and moving carpets.

The area will also host the Rogues Gallery Games featuring the Hi-Striker, the Whac-A-Bat, the Get-Away Car, the Toxic Blast and the Bazooka Blast.

In terms of food and beverage, Gotham City will include Finest, Hall Of Doom, and Mr. Freeze Ice Scream Truck.

Souvenir shops will also be present in the area.

Last month, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi revealed details about the second DC-inspired land at the park, Metropolis, along with information about Cartoon Junction, an animation land.

The developers said information about the rides and attractions to be featured at Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch will be revealed soon, along with the opening date.