Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Theme Park Now Open

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Theme Park Now Open

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Theme Park Now Open

Last Monday (23rd July), the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park formally opened at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with an inauguration ceremony with Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The theme park fully opened to the public two days later on Wednesday 25th July, with a special cinema spectacular and public opening ceremony the night before (24th July).

The brand new theme park is called Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and features six immersive lands with loads of rides and attractions. Themed lands include DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza. The theme park features a total of 29 rides, interactive attractions and live entertainment and also themed restaurants and shops. At 1.65 million square feet, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks and brings together some of the most famous characters in film, television and comics all under one roof all from one of the most famous entertainment companies in the world, including DC Comics’ Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman; Warner Bros. Animation’s Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones and Tom & Jerry. The brand new theme park was developed by Miral, Abu Dhabi’s entertainment asset and investment company, in partnership with Cartoon Network’s sister company within the WarnerMedia group – Warner Bros. Entertainment. A total of around $1 billion has been invested into the new theme park.

When visitors enter the theme park, they’re welcomed to an art deco themed town portal area which will take them to the different lands in the theme park, they can go on a Justice League superhero adventure in Metropolis or visit the dark, crime ridden streets of Gotham City inhabited by villainous masterminds such as the Joker and Harley Quinn, but there’s always Batman to foil their evil plans. After the darkness of Gotham City, visitors could revisit their childhood by entering Cartoon Junction, a place of blue skies, fluffy clouds and much loved cartoon characters, alternatively there’s the dunes of Dynamite Gulch filled with animated antics and mayhem or there’s an option to go back in time to the Stone Age and meet The Flintstones and The Rubbles in Bedrock.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to Yas Island – a multi-purpose entertainment and shopping complex. Yas Island has other theme parks such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and the upcoming attraction, CLYMB – soon to be the world’s tallest climbing wall. Other attractions at Yas Island include Yas Marina Circuit – one of the most technologically-advanced Formula 1 circuits in the world; Yas Marina – a vibrant venue offering dining, fitness and leisure facilities; the Yas Mall – the largest shopping mall in Abu Dhabi with 400 retail stores; Yas Beach; and, Yas Links Abu Dhabi – the 44th best golf course in the world, as well as seven luxury hotels ranging from 3 to 5 stars.

Tickets can now be purchased from Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s website: https://www.wbworld.com

Tourists visiting the UAE may also want to check out IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai, the indoor theme park has a Cartoon Network themed zone filled with rides and attractions.

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From The Warner Bros. Press Release: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island Inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, yesterday inaugurated Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park developed by Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, with an investment of $1 billion.

Their Highnesses attended the official inauguration ceremony, which took place in the Warner Bros. Plaza at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. The ceremony included the first screening of the Warner Bros. Cinema Spectacular, a captivating show that brings Warner Bros.’ unparalleled film library to life. Guests were also treated to a series of festive celebrations incorporating the park’s beloved characters.

Sheikh Zayed bin Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Saif and Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan then took the stage alongside some of the park’s iconic DC and Warner Bros. Animation characters to press a button marking the official opening of the highly anticipated theme park, which is expected to draw in thousands of guests including residents and tourists of all ages.

Following the opening ceremony His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed toured the park, which officially opens to the public on the 25th of July. The opening of the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi marks the latest addition to Yas Island’s offering of world-class tourism and entertainment attractions, and serves to strengthen the island’s position as a leading leisure and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, further enhancing UAE’s distinguished position on the world map.

During the tour, their Highnesses were briefed on the many elements which help bring the park’s immersive environments to life across its six lands. 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.

Their Highnesses also learned of the different stages of development which the park underwent as well as its adherence to the internationally recognized best practices and rigorous health and safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of its guests. During the tour, their Highnesses also visited the park’s wide array of facilities and state-of-the-art attractions.

“It is with great pride that we open Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island today. This is a milestone moment for us as we continue to cement Abu Dhabi’s positioning as one of the world’s leading family and tourism destinations. I am confident that the addition of this theme park to our already rich portfolio will further enhance Yas Island’s offering,” said H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral.

“We’re delighted that our partnership with Warner Bros. has resulted in us delivering our promise of creating an attraction that will amaze and entertain both the young, and the young at heart,” added H.E. Al Mubarak.

Filled to the brim with endless family fun and adventures, the park transports guests to six expertly designed lands, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, as well as Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza. Home to a total of 29 exhilarating rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment shows, the park will offer an incredible range of themed experiences. Guests will also enjoy authentically themed dining experiences, from grab-and-go eateries to full-service sit-down restaurants and cafes, as well as custom designed shops featuring bespoke Warner Bros. merchandise inspired by fan-favorite characters, some of which has been developed exclusively for the park.

“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. “Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi literally brings our characters to life and provides fans a truly unique immersive entertainment experience. We couldn’t have better partners than our colleagues at Miral, and we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship,” he continued.

The world-class theme park brings to life fan-favorite DC Super Heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, alongside beloved Warner Bros. Animation characters from Looney Tones and Hanna-Barbera like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones, using state-of-the-art technology to create truly immersive environments and unforgettable experiences.

The excitement begins in Warner Bros. Plaza, where guests can meander the streets of the art deco themed portal to the various lands of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Guests 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 favorite characters come to life. Guests will then leave the colorful 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. World Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to Yas Island’s immersive theme parks including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and the upcoming attraction, CLYMB. These are complemented by: Yas Marina Circuit – one of the most technologically-advanced Formula 1 circuits in the world; Yas Marina – a vibrant venue offering dining, fitness and leisure facilities; Yas Mall – the largest shopping mall in Abu Dhabi with 400 retail stores; Yas Beach; and, Yas Links Abu Dhabi – the 46th golf course in the world, as well as seven sophisticated hotels ranging from 3 to 5 stars.

To purchase tickets or learn more about Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, visit http://www.wbworld.com and join the conversation on social using the hashtag #WBWorld.

About Miral

Miral is Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, uniting people and places through unique, immersive and exciting experiences. Responsible for the development and management of Yas Island, Miral’s assets encompass entertainment, hospitality, leisure, sport, dining, retail, and real estate destinations. Today, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Yas Links Golf Course, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina and seven hotels, including the flagship Yas Viceroy. For more information, visit www.miral.ae.

About Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, delivering an unparalleled fan experience. When guests walk through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, they will be transported to six truly immersive lands, including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza, and enjoy 29 state-of-the-art exhilarating rides, interactive family-friendly attractions and unique live entertainment. Spanning 1.65 million square feet, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest indoor theme parks to date. From the action and adrenaline-fueled adventures of DC Super Heroes to the wacky and wonderful world of Looney Tunes, this captivating and interactive new experience brings together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region including: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as well as Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones, among others.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Turner Asia-Pacific Announces New Cartoon Network Entertainment Park Coming Soon To Bali, Indonesia

Today (6th June), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they’ve announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company – The MAJ Group to build a 4.3 hectare entertainment park in Bali, Indonesia. The family-friendly entertainment park development will feature the island’s largest water park and an indoor entertainment centre – all complete with Cartoon Network branding and themed with many of its animated IPs. The announcement was made at IAAPA’s (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Asia Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong.

The park is set to launch in 2020, the development will include water rides and surf and wave pools. The construction project will be a integral section of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premiere destination for tourists featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course. The Cartoon Network Entertainment Park will be Indonesia’s first ever park associated with an international brand, it will also be Cartoon Network’s first ever combined indoor and outdoor attraction. In addition to the water park and the entertainment centre, there will also be live performances featuring well known characters from many of Cartoon Network’s shows including – Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner include the Cartoon Network Amazone water park in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures and IMG Worlds of Legends in Dubai, Amaazia in India and the Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner & The Maj Group To Open Cartoon Network Entertainment Park In Bali: Indonesia’s first ever internationally-branded park set for 2020 unveil

Turner Asia Pacific has announced a licensing partnership with Indonesian real-estate and hospitality investment company, The MAJ Group, to develop a 4.3-hectare entertainment park in Bali. The family destination will feature the island’s largest waterpark and an indoor entertainment centre – all splashed with Cartoon Network theming and unique sense of fun.

Slated to be fully operational in 2020, the development will include thrilling water rides, and massive surf and wave pools. The integrated project will be a key part of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex, a premier tourist destination in southern Bali featuring world-class hotels and an award-winning golf course.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “Turner and The MAJ Group share the same vision of creating the ultimate family destination in Indonesia, and the entertainment park will combine world-class design with unparalleled Balinese hospitality. Above all, it will offer guests genuine fun powered by Cartoon Network, Asia’s leading kids entertainment brand.”

Gita Wirjawan, Chairman of The MAJ Group, added: “We are proud to be Turner’s partner of choice in bringing the Cartoon Network experience to Bali and game-changing the entertainment industry landscape in Indonesia. The new park will enhance the development of The MAJ Nusa Dua complex which will offer a full-suite of leading hospitality and entertainment choices for the whole family. Furthermore, it will further cement Bali as the premier family destination in Asia and one of the world’s top tourist locations.”

This will be Indonesia’s first ever park to partner with an international brand, and it will be Cartoon Network’s first with both indoor and outdoor attractions. The whole environment will be brought to life by live entertainment and performances featuring characters from shows such as Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls and Adventure Time.

The announcement was made today (June 6) at IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong. Other Cartoon Network-branded projects licensed by Turner International include Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand, IMG Worlds of Adventures in Dubai, Amaazia in India and Cartoon Network Wave cruise liner in Asia Pacific.

About The MAJ Group and The MAJ Nusa Dua

The MAJ Group is the real-estate and hospitality investment platform of Ancora Group, a diversified investment group based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It owns and operates various hospitality destinations in Indonesia, including The MAJ Nusa Dua tourism complex in Bali which includes multiple world-class luxury resorts and an award-winning golf course, Bali National Golf Club (2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts – Indonesia).

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Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Cartoon Network Amazone Named As One Of The Top Ten Waterparks In Asia By TripAdvisor

Travel review and comparison website – TripAdvisor has named Cartoon Network Amazone as one of the best waterparks in Asia, as revealed in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers Choice Awards. The Cartoon Network and rainforest themed waterpark located in the Bang Saray Beach district near Pattaya, Thailand was also recognised by TripAdvisor in their “Top 10 Asia’s Must See Attractions in 2017” category. Cartoon Network Amazone also won a Best Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2014 and the park has been featured in movies and TV advertisements and has hosted music festivals, weddings and also the Miss China Universe 2017 semi-finals.

Cartoon Network Amazone is the only Cartoon Network themed water park in the world and features a wide range of fun water-based rides and attractions, including the Ben 10 Omnitrix waterslide which is the only waterslide in the world to feature a fully-enclosed dome, the Ben 10 themed Humungaslide is the first fully monster-themed waterslide in the world and features a 51 degree vertical drop. The Adventure Time slide – Jake Jump, features a steep vertical drop and the Johnny Bravo/My Gym Partner’s a Monkey Banana Bowl slide features a “banana bowl” where riders spin round several times until they reach the drop at the bottom. Many people who visited Cartoon Network Amazone have given the waterpark positive reviews on TripAdvisor, commenting on the fun rides, helpful staff, the facilities at the surfing arena, meeting Cartoon Network characters such as The Powerpuff Girls and the high level of safety at the park.

Cartoon Network Amazone officially opened on 3rd October 2014, with a soft-opening on 31st July 2014. The first ever post on this blog (1st August 2014) was about the Cartoon Network Amazone water park.

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From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: TripAdvisor Names Cartoon Network Amazone One Of The Top Waterparks In Asia: Also Named In Asia’s Top-10, Must-See Attraction List

Cartoon Network Amazone has been named one of the top waterparks in Asia, as revealed by the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2017.

The awards were given out based on millions of traveler reviews with Cartoon Network Amazone’s report exposing the impressive volume of photos and videos taken and uploaded by its guests over the last year.

Mr. Liakat Dhanji, Chairman & CEO of Cartoon Network Amazone, said: “We are all so very proud that this excellent ranking by TripAdvisor showcases our park’s Asia standing and we especially thank all our hundreds of thousands of guests that we have welcomed since we opened. Being recognized by TripAdvisor confirms that our fans love sharing their experiences and the information we learn from guest reviews just drives us to keep on improving and deliver the best experience for them.”

The park already has the distinction as the only waterpark in TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Asia’s Must See Attractions in 2017” category. It also won the 2014 Best Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association and has been featured in movies, TV commercials, music festivals, weddings and was most recently chosen to host the Miss China Universe 2017 semi-finals. It is the first park of its kind anywhere in the world that uses the iconic characters from Turner’s Cartoon Network.

Clement Schwebig, Turner Asia Pacific’s CFO and SVP of Business Development, Licensing and China, added: “The Cartoon Network Amazone team fully deserves this award. This waterpark is truly one of the best in Asia and it’s fantastic that TripAdvisor, a trusted source for the best travel destinations with its fun-loving community of travelers, agrees.”

Located in the beautiful Bang Saray Beach district and only 20 minutes from Pattaya City, Cartoon Network Amazone has iconic, one-of-a-kind attractions paying homage to its toon heroes such as Ben 10’s Humungaslide, Jake’s Jump, Johnny Bravo’s Banana Bowl Spin, Alien Attack Super speed water slide and the world’s largest spherical family raft ride inspired by Ben 10’s Omnitrix.

Cartoon Network Amazone has a rapidly growing international fanbase on social media with over 400,000 Facebook fans, with some guests’ YouTube videos reaching over 8 million views.

Examples of Cartoon Network Amazone Feedback on TripAdvisor;

Below are the top reasons that TripAdvisor guests love their experience at Cartoon Network Amazone:

1. Cartoon Network Amazone is home to the most beloved toon heroes. They get to meet their on air cartoons up close and personal – the only place in the world they can do this 365 days a year

“This fantastic theme park has state-of-the-art facilities, fully equipped with world class water sliders and other fun stations, very friendly and professional staffs with warm welcome, surrounded with Cartoon Networks’ characters which my kids fallen in love with, very cute parades and shows. As for me, the most important is the safety of the park since I come with 2 kids, I found out that everything here meet global standard and beyond, every stations have staffs and lifeguards to look after all of the customers, that made me feel very safe for my family. So this is the must see and the most amazing place to visit in Pattaya and in Thailand and I will definitely bring my family back again.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer.

2. One-of-a-kind attraction. The park has over 20 different attractions, live shows fun filled activities and has sweeping views of the ocean

“We visited Cartoon Network Amazone on the first week of June 2017, and my husband and I had a lot of fun! It was a good mix of simple slides and dare-devil ones, you can choose depending on your appetite for adventure. 🙂 A lot of photo opportunities too at the park itself and with the appearance of cartoon network celebrities. . Would definitely recommend this to anyone as it definitely has something for everyone – young and young at heart!” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

3. Cartoon Network Amazone’s friendly staff

I love Cartoon Network since I was a kid and now I can express myself and have fun at the waterpark!
The place is big, clean and so colorful! The slides are extremely exciting and I tried most of the slides at least 2 times. My favorites is the Riptide Rapids and Cartoonival. The food at Foodville has a good variety with good Thai food choices…”

“…The service there was good, especially from the lifeguards. I was a bit lost once and they was a lifeguard came to me and offer to help. The highlight of the day I was there were the mascot! The shows they put there are very fun and energetic, I really like the flashmob dance where the dancers or lifeguards? dancing and interactive with visitors! Thumbs-up and I will be back again! “- TripAdvisor Reviewer

4. Cartoon Network Amazone’s Surf Arena

“We visited with our 12 and 10 year old children and had the best day of our holiday. There are a variety of slides each more thrilling than the other, especially Goop Loop … I had to do it twice! My children loved Alien Attack and went on it repeatedly. The staff are very friendly and we liked their attention to safety for all rides, e.g. they had systems in place to make sure each person was off the slide before the next went on. The surf ride (Surf Arena) was really impressive and something we have never seen before in a water park. The food court had a lot of variety and tasty food. My children enjoyed seeing The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter and Johnny Bravo. It’s an easy place to spend the day with lots of seating around. Even though the park has a children’s theme (Cartoon Network) the rides are exciting for adults too. There is a separate area with more gentle slides for younger children. My daughter and I had a great massage there … We want to come back to Pattaya on holiday just for the water park!” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

5. Cartoon Network’s Live Shows and Guests Activities

“Went to this place with a friend with his son and expecting this is a kids playground but I was wrong. This theme waterpark is for adults too. Great rides and slides entertained by Cartoon Network shows and performance. Lifeguards everywhere, safety is priority. Food are great with so many choices but I like the Thai cuisine. Love the store with many merchandising and oh, the spa! Had a relaxing foot and back massage after took a free surfing lesson! This place opens till 7 and they have fire show and cool lights at late afternoon.” – TripAdvisor Reviewer

About Cartoon Network Amazone

Cartoon Network Amazone is Cartoon Network’s first and only fully-branded waterpark. Located in Bang Saray, 15 kilometres south of Pattaya on the Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, the development comprises 10 themed entertainment zones each one offering an array of exhilarating water coasters and attractions. The waterpark also features captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive technology – bringing fans of Cartoon Network closer to their favorite characters than ever before. Cartoon Network Amazone takes its theme from the lush Amazon Rainforest while infusing the world’s most popular animated series and cartoon heroes including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network Amazone is developed by Thailand-based attractions developer Amazon Falls Co. Ltd. under license from Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

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