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Hey everybody!

 

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. Once the park open, fFor pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPRs Park Index.

 

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

--Robb

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2007

September 26th, 2007 - Warner Bros. themed park announced for Abu Dhabi

 

2016

May 13th, 2016 - Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi details announced; park targeting 2018 opening

 

2017

April 25th, 2017 - Awesome new concept art for the park released!

 

2018

March 29th, 2018 - Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch themed areas announced!

November 20th, 2018 - Batman: Knight Flight now open!

 

Original Post:

 

Warner Brothers plans to expand its entertainment empire to Abu Dhabi, by opening a theme park in the wealthy Gulf emirate which aims to become an international centre for art and culture, one of the project developers said on Wednesday.

 

A hotel, several multiplex cinemas and a joint film and computer game development fund will also be created under the deal struck between Warner Brothers, the Abu Dhabi Media Company and real estate developers ALDAR.

 

Work on the theme park and hotel is expected to begin in 2009, while the cinemas are due to open in the first quarter of 2010, ALDAR said, without specifying the cost of the deal.

 

AFP

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Awesome, and if it is like the one in Spain, then this will be a really cool park. Dubai/Abu Dhabi seem to be where everyone wants to build a park, and with all the competition there will be, this might be one of the best parks in the world.

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It took a while, but construction has finally started and the park is now set to open in 2018.

 

Most, if not all of the park will be indoor.

 

 

Time Warner press release:

 

Warner Bros. this week announced plans for a $1 billion Abu Dhabi destination park, set to open in 2018.

 

Developed in partnership with Miral Asset Management, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will include the first-ever Warner Bros.-branded hotel as part of an immersive, state-of-the-art destination where guests can experience characters and stories from the DC Entertainment universe, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as timeless Warner Bros. Cartoons and characters from the worlds of Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.

 

As described by Warner Bros. Entertainment Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will offer "a fully-interactive, innovative and unique experience that will allow fans of all ages to experience the most exciting aspects of Warner Bros."

 

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be located on beautiful Yas Island, where it is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs for the Emirate.

 

“It is incredibly exciting to announce that we are bringing the iconic Warner Bros. brand to Yas Island. Miral’s investment in the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi theme park is estimated at $1 billion and is a milestone in the Emirate’s journey to put Abu Dhabi on the global map,” said his Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral.

 

In other words: Your 2018 vacation planning begins now.

 

 

More details from Miral:

 

The project includes building indoor and outdoor areas for 19 themed rides. The indoor rides will be accommodated in a large steel-frame construction.

 

The project manager is US-based Louis Berger. The operator of the theme park will be the local Farah Leisure.

 

 

 

 

New artwork:

 

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Older artwork:

 

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Construction photos:

 

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photos: Miral & TravellerCzech

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http://ew.com/movies/2017/04/25/warner-bros-world-abu-dhabi-first-look-photos/

 

Warner Bros. and the theme park developer Miral are pulling back the curtain on Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, releasing new renderings of the $1-billion venture poised to bring DC Comics superheroes, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and old Hollywood glamor to life in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Set to open next year on the man-made Yas Island, the theme park will feature rides, family-friendly attractions, a hotel, and live entertainment spread across six themed lands.

 

Visitors will enter the indoor park through Warner Bros. Plaza, a celebration of Hollywood’s golden age, while Metropolis and Gotham City sections will showcase the gleaming skyscrapers and dark alleys of Superman and Batman’s respective hometowns. For animation aficionados, Cartoon Junction, Dynamite Gulch, and Bedrock will feature attractions based on characters like Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and the Flintstones.

 

Yas Island is also home to a Ferrari theme park, a water park, Formula One racetrack, and a golf course, and it is the future site of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.

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I like how the ceiling/roof gives each area a different vibe - the blue sky over the main street area, the dark ceiling in the DC comic book area, the cartoon clouds in the Loony Toons area. It looks really nice

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My guess is it will be a clone of Freedom flyer/Kvasten, which is Vekoma. But an Intamin would be just as good!

 

The reason I thought it'd specifically be the new intamin model like dragekongen is that it uses the exact same train design, but who knows

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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has sent us a press release announcing two new themed areas set to debut when the park opens this Summer!

 

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park set to open on Yas Island this summer, has revealed exciting details on Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch, which are inspired by animated characters from Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera such as Marvin The Martian, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Fred Flintstone and George Jetson, just to name a few.

 

Guests of all ages can discover the wonderfully wacky side of Warner Bros. Animation, on the action-packed streets of Dynamite Gulch, which is adjacent to the prehistoric suburbia of Bedrock. Featuring immersive experiences and scenic backdrops, these lands are home to four high-energy rides and attractions, two authentically themed restaurants and two memorabilia shops – all inspired by famed characters and stories straight out of cartoons like The Flintstones and The Jetsons.

 

Mark Gsellman, Park General Manager, stated: “We’re incredibly delighted to bring iconic animated characters to life through none other than the park’s very own Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch. The characters in these lands have fascinated fans of every age for decades, and it will be a dream come true for many of our guests to walk the streets they know and love. From Bedrock’s picturesque rocky landscape, featuring towering plants, a landmark river and a waterfall, to Dynamite Gulch’s lifelike rustic desert— this section of the park is guaranteed to be a charming, heart-warming and fun-filled retreat for the whole family.”

 

The Yabba-Dabba-Doo begins in Bedrock

 

This age-old land powered by birds and dinosaurs is home to the lively Fred, Wilma and Pebbles Flintstone, as well as their next-door neighbors Barney, Betty and Bamm-Bamm Rubble. Bedrock also wouldn’t be complete without Fred and Barney’s best friend The Great Gazoo and everyone’s favorite pet dinosaur Dino.

 

Situated in a stone and timber boathouse, the Bedrock River Tours main offices is where stone posters featuring artfully chiseled images advertise Bedrock’s sightseeing opportunities such as The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure. Tucked away in the natural beauty of Bedrock’s Stonetrail Park, passengers will embark on a scenic boat ride through stone-age wetlands, prehistoric neighborhoods and the city’s picturesque downtown area. While aboard the eight-passenger boat, guests will enter through boulder-strewn pathways, framed in oversized native palm trees and foliage, and pass by the occasional fountain or statue honoring one of the town’s leaders. In addition to the sights and sounds of a day in the life of The Flintstones and The Rubbles, guests will be treated to the town’s Centennial Parade and rumor has it there’s Snorkasaurus-sized trouble in store when Dino is set loose to run amuck during the big celebration.

 

When hunger strikes in downtown Bedrock, guests can choose from a variety of prehistoric pickings. For a quick stone-age snack, guests can grab and go at Mammoth Munchies. Alternatively, ravenous park-goers can take a bite out of Bedrock at Bronto Burgers and Ribs, where slabs of ribs and giant-sized Bronto Burgers will be served. With a row of fun and quirky cars parked outside this signature Bedrock restaurant— providing the perfect backdrop for a one-of-a-kind family photo— guests are sure to look back fondly on their unique dining experience. Guests can take home a valuable memento when they visit Bedrock Boutique where they’ll find everything the modern stone-age family could need.

 

The wackiness begins in Dynamite Gulch

 

Dynamite Gulch is an animated storyland where guests will encounter the famed duo Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, as well as beloved characters such as Marvin The Martian, Yosemite Sam, and The Jetsons.

 

Guests can experience Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner’s dizzying dash firsthand, when they hop aboard the thrilling Fast and Furry-ous roller coaster. This premier attraction invites passengers to climb onto Wile E. Coyote’s latest gadget – the ACME Road Rocket 9000 – for an exciting journey through the desert cactus and chasms, joining Wile E. Coyote on yet another pursuit to catch the Road Runner.

 

Nearby, The Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter lets guests fly their own futuristic spaceship as they circle a space-age landing pad on a high-energy joyride. Meanwhile, Marvin invites adventure-seekers to take a spin on Marvin The Martian Crater Crashers, which turns a crash-landing crater into the best spot for mini-bumper car fun. Marvin’s new recruits will smash the hovering space‐pods together to generate enough kinetic energy to power his broken rocket ship back into orbit, giving a whole new meaning to “kaboom!”

 

Fans of hot tempered Yosemite Sam can visit Yosemite Sam Rootin' Tootin' Gas, a kitschy, Route 66-themed shop filled with all the oddities Yosemite Sam has picked up throughout his travels.

 

When it debuts this summer, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi will feature a total of 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment across six fully immersive lands including Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza. From the action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC Entertainment to the wacky and wonderful world of Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. World™ will offer captivating and interactive experiences that bring together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region.

 

Stay tuned for more exciting details on the park’s six unique lands, as well as details on the grand opening and more.

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Great to see old school Hanna-Barbera cartoons are still alive and kicking for theme park attractions. I figured once the former Paramount Parks switched over to Nick back in the 2000's that we'd no longer see them (I know SFGAm has the H-B themed Camp Cartoon but that is very minimal).

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I have been invited to a press preview on Wednesday so will be sure to post some pics

 

Here a few pics from the preview. This place is looking amazing!

 

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Great photos Dave.

 

For those of you keeping score, the suspended family coaster is an Intamin. Not sure about that flight trainer thing though.

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