Warner Bros. to open theme park in Abu Dhabi
Miral and Warner Bros. officially announced today that they are building a $1 billion theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
The new destination will feature the only hotel branded by Warner Bros., and of course a theme park with rides and attractions based on Batman , Superman and Wonder Woman, and Warner Bros. cartoons such as Bugs Bunny , Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. Gotham City and Metropolis, and experience the cartoon worlds of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more.
The park will be located next door to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and is estimated to bring annual visitors to Yas Island from 25 million in 2015, to 30 million in 2018. Construction is already underway, with 30% of the theme park completed.
Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment commented, “Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years with the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Working with our partners at Miral, we’ll bring this expertise to Yas Island, one of the world’s leading entertainment destinations, to create a fully-interactive, innovative and unique experience that will allow fans of all ages to experience the most exciting aspects of Warner Bros. in a completely immersive environment.”
This will also be less than two hours from the Six Flags park in Dubai, which wont have any WB cartoons inside, unlike the parks here stateside, which have several Looney Toons characters featured in them.
Miral is developing Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.