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Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:46 pm
by vuurvogel
That park looks amazing

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:13 pm
by robbalvey
The next couple of updates will have to be done in parts because there is just so much to talk about!

This was our first visit to IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai, and while we had seen quite a lot about this park online, we weren't *exactly* too sure what to expect in person, and let me just say that we were all completely blown away by our visit to the park!

IMG Worlds is billed as the "World's Largest Indoor Theme Park" and I can most certainly believe that both in terms of space inside the building and high detail level of theming. The themed areas are very interesting as this park has a "Marvel Comics" themed land, which apparently the deal for this land was done BEFORE Disney bought the rights to Marvel. That being said the area was VERY well done and some of the rides were even on par with Disney attractions, but more on that later.

Anyway, as you read through the next couple of reports just think "World's Largest Indoor Theme Park" and "lots of super cool stuff!"

Here goes...
Here we are!!! We have arrived at IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai! The World's Largest Indoor Theme Park!

Upon entering the park, you can tell the place has a very "clean" feel to it. We like this. It makes the park feel a bit more upscale.

The lighting and sign package everywhere was really impressive!

As was the decoration around the park! It was great being in here before anyone else as I love getting these pics without any crowds!

We took a quick lap around the just to check out some of the themed areas. This haunted house was a lot of fun!

The "Lost Valley" area was a really great dinosaur themed land!

Yep, lots of dinos! lol

Here's a quick look at the Marvel section, but we'll get back to this later.

Tony Stark's Avengers tower! (It's actually a restaurant with AMAZING steaks!)

The Thor ride is a themed top spin...but like the rest of the Marvel area, we'll get back to this...

This morning we'll start out in the Lost Valley area and do some filming on Predator, the park's Eurofighter roller coaster.

Yes, even in Dinosaur times, they still drank Mountain Dew! (What do you think REALLY killed off the dinos?) :P

Time to ride! Are you guys ready?

Take a front seat ride on Predator!

Looks like everyone had a good time!

We wandered back up to the front so the park could officially open now!

After a cute little song and dance by the park's opening team, IMG World's was officially open!

Hey look! Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball came out to say hello!

Kristen is a huge fan of the show so of course this made her VERY happy!

Next up with the Spider-Man spinning coaster!

While we know the park is all indoors, this ride was sort of "indoors and outdoors" in the sense that it never goes "outside the building" but it goes outside of it's "show building" and out into the midway areas.

This is a GREAT RIDE!!! Quite possibly my favorite (or really up there) of all the spinning coasters I've ridden!

The queue is very well themed...

And as you move along the ride you'll see some familiar characters!

Check out a full POV of this awesome coaster!

The entire ride looks great!

The entire area looked great! Some of the Marvel stuff reminded us of what you'd see at a Universal park, some of it more like Disney. It was an interesting mix, but we liked it all!

Even the coin pressing machines were well themed!

We were treated to an amazing breakfast by the park! Turns out, the park is owned by people in the culinary industry and they take the park food VERY seriously!

Let me just go on record right now saying what we ate throughout the day was some of the best park food we've had. Epcot level of quality!

Some more theming around the park. This is the Chinese restaurant.

Let's go check out the Lazy Town area! Some of you may remember this "physical education" based show.

The area consists of a ropes course, restaurant, and a Lazy Town show!

Lazy Town also has one of those "kid powered towers" and these are a lot of fun AND a great workout, too! (Sportacus would be proud!)

There you have Sportacus and Stephanie!

Kristen getting all suited up for the ropes course!

Time to go get lost on the course! You guys ready?

This ropes course was HUGE!

It actually had some VERY challenging obstacles.

When you were up high, it FELT very high off the ground!

This may be the only ropes course I've seen where you drag yourself along in a bucket! lol

Hey look! Stephanie and the Lazy Town citizens came to say hello!

And yes, we did go check out the show!

Since the Cartoon Network area was close by we checked out some of this land as well...

Hey look! A couple of the Ben 10 characters! (Not the ones in the middle!)

Again, this whole area was clean, nicely done, and looked great!

Yay! Powerpuff Girls!

This was the park's Zameperla Air Race and with a very cute theme!

The REAL Powerpuff Girls are the ones riding!

Wait, no... the real Powerpuff Girls were never this ugly! :P

If you haven't been on an Air Race, they are super fun rides and they spin a LOT!

Here's a little bit of ride video for you...

And with that, we'll end this first part of the report with a group photo with Lazy Town! More to come soon!

Thanks for reading! We will have more Dubai updates soon!
Oh yes, be sure to POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!
(we took the time to write the report, the least you could do is say something nice about it!) :p

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:20 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Very cool. I'm always impressed by everything in Dubai--it seems like all the tourist places try to outdo each other, and the competition pays off for guests. That Air Race theme is great! I'm not normally a fan of spinning or flipping rides, but those Air Races really are great. Looking forward to the Marvel update!

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:33 pm
by Philrad71
As someone that absolutely loved Euro-Mir, I know that I would LOVE Spiderman.

It's like a Tilt-A-Whirl had sex with a roller coaster. :lol:

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:41 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
This place looks amazeballs! :br

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:03 pm
by Nrthwnd
Great looking place for everybody to enjoy! :airtime: :airtimer:

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:43 pm
by millertpr
That looks great! Encouraging to have more high quality parks, especially those indoors. Thanks for the report; looking forward to part two.

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:51 am
by cfc
Great-looking indoor theme park and great steaks? Count me in!

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:13 am
by michaellynn4
Pictures look great! Definitely on my list if I ever make it out to the UAE!

Something I couldn't really tell from the photos is how busy the place was. What kind of crowds did you see?

Re: Robb & Elissa in the UAE - 2017! Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:42 am
by RCjunkie
Wow, looks better than a lot of outdoor parks. The food looks great. Would you say it was more or less expensive, or about the same compared to Epcot or other comparable parks that you have visited?