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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Four major Batman rides announced for Yas Island theme park 

Details on the rides in the Gotham City portion of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi released

The details of the rides and attractions of the Gotham City portion of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi have been announced - the indoor theme park will open on Yas Island this summer. Supplied
The details of the rides and attractions of the Gotham City portion of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi have been announced - the indoor theme park will open on Yas Island this summer. Supplied

When Warner Bros. World opens on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island this summer, it will be home to 29 rides, attractions and live entertainment and six distinct zones, called Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza.

We recently found out what kind of rides you'll find at the Metropolis and Cartoon Junction zones at Warner Bros. World, and details have just been released on the rides that will be on offer in the Batman-themed Gotham City portion of the indoor theme park. There will be four main rides in Gotham City, as well as an arcade-style games zone, restaurants and shops.

The dark and immersive ride called Batman: Knight Flight will have visitors climbing into a batwing vehicle - which is robotically controlled. The ride starts at Wayne Tech headquarters, and we can expect drops, spins, climbs and rolls in the high-tech flight simulator.

Another ride called Scarecrow Scare Raid is a flight experience that will feature, in Warner Bros. World's words, "dramatic aerobatics and whirlwind barrel rolls". The Riddler Revolution ride will be a rocking and spinning rollercoaster (that, we imagine, being named after The Riddler, will be rather twisted).

Finally, there's The Joker's Funhouse, which is being touted as "a villainous twist on the classic carnival walkthrough experience". It will feature a hall of mirrors, a shrinking corridor, a labyrinth, moving carpets and the rather frightening sounding "hallucination hallway".

Restaurants in the zone will include Gotham City's Finest (themed as the police department's hangout) and the Hall of Doom (which is designed to look like it's hidden in an "abandoned subway station").

The exact opening date of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi hasn't yet been announced. The park is themed entirely around stories from the comic book and movie worlds of Warner Bros. and DC Comics, which includes characters such as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and, of course, Batman and Superman.

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