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Yas Island: Foundation of Warner Bros. World

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, located on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates, is an indoor theme park dedicated to characters and stories from Warner Bros.' extensive entertainment portfolio. The park was developed as part of Yas Island's broader strategy to establish itself as a premier entertainment destination. Here's an overview of how Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was built:

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  1. Concept and Planning:

  • The concept for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was developed by Miral Asset Management, the developer of Yas Island, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

  • The planning phase involved selecting iconic characters and stories from the Warner Bros. universe to be featured in the park.

  1. Architectural and Interior Design:

  • The architectural and interior design work was carried out by Thinkwell Group, a global experience design and production company.

  • The park's design includes themed zones that represent different Warner Bros. franchises, and meticulous attention was paid to recreating the look and feel of these fictional worlds.

  1. Construction:

  • Construction of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi began in 2015, and the park is notable for being entirely indoors. The indoor setting allows for controlled environmental conditions and year-round operation.

  • Advanced construction techniques were employed to create the various themed areas, rides, and attractions within the confines of the massive indoor structure.

  1. Rides and Attractions:

  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi features a wide range of rides and attractions based on popular characters and franchises, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and more.

  • Each ride was carefully designed to provide an immersive experience and capture the essence of the characters and stories they represent.

  1. Theming and Storytelling:

  • The park's theming is a key element of its design, with attention to detail in recreating the environments of beloved Warner Bros. properties. Visitors can explore areas like Gotham City, Metropolis, Bedrock, and Cartoon Junction.

  • The storytelling aspect is integrated into the park's design, allowing visitors to feel like they are stepping into the worlds of their favorite characters.

  1. Opening:

  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi officially opened to the public on July 25, 2018.

  • The opening ceremony included festivities, character appearances, and special events to celebrate the launch of the theme park.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has become a significant attraction on Yas Island, offering a unique indoor theme park experience with a diverse range of entertainment for visitors of all ages.

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