A fair few years after Mickey Mouse, the princesses and the whole gang from the House of Mouse started thrilling visitors at Disneyland theme parks across the world and the beloved characters from Harry Potter, Shrek and Despicable Me came alive at the Universal Orlando Resort, it’s now time for the timeless icons of the Warner Bros. universe to join the bandwagon. Warner Bros. World, which is the largest indoor theme park in the world, opened its doors in the spectacular tourist paradise of Yas Island, bringing the much-loved characters of the Flintstones, Jetsons, Looney Tunes, Batman and Superman to the UAE’s glorious capital city! Today we are excited to bring you our review of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, which has already managed to captivate tourists and locals alike with its enviable line up of rides and attractions.
The Lands On The Warner Bros Abu Dhabi Map
The gorgeous new attraction in Abu Dhabi is divided into six immersive themed experiences, featuring rides and attractions which are characteristic of that particular world. As you enter the park you are first thrown into an encounter with the myriad fantastical characters at the Warner Bros. Plaza, after which you can roam the streets of Bedrock, navigate through the dizzying turns in Dynamite Glutch, say hello to your favourite childhood friends at Cartoon Junction or step into the superhero portals of Gotham City and Metropolis. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer at each of these special attractions at Warner Bros. in Abu Dhabi.
Warner Bros Plaza
The central atrium of the mammoth amusement park in Abu Dhabi is the Warner Bros. Plaza which is a celebration of the cartoons and movies that Warner Bros. is best known for. Kids will definitely find the sight of popular characters including Tweety Bird, Superman, the Wile E Coyote, Bugs Bunny and Batman ambling up and down the avenue extremely entertaining. If you want a truly memorable picture of your trip to the Warner Bros theme park, enlist one of the paid professional photographers to grab a picture of you with the costumed wonders. The plaza also has many of the popular restaurants and cafes in Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi including The Starlight, Hollywood Trattoria, Celebrity Scoop and Beverly Hills Boulangerie. There are also a few souvenir shops here.
The rousing cry of Fred Flintstone could very well be Yabada-Abu-Dhabi-Do now! Go back to the Stone Age at this Flintstones inspired section of the world’s largest indoor theme park. You can either join Fred, Wilma, the Rubbles and their adorable tots for a fun-filled ride at The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure or tuck into some delectable bites at the many eateries and restaurants here. This is an extremely family-friendly entertainment zone with plenty of attractions for the kids to stay engaged.
You can see: Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles, Bam-Bam, Barney and Betty Rubble,
Enter the fabulous world of the Jetsons, the Road Runner, Marvin the Martian and Yosemite Sam at this high octane entertainment centre of the park. Packed with some of the most exciting attractions and rides at the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, this land brings to life the wacky adventures of the futuristic Jetsons and the more back-to-basics drama of the Wile E Coyote and the Roadrunner. Some of the popular Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi rides include Fast and Furry-ous, The Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter, Marvin the Martian Crater Crashers and Yosemite Sam Rootin’ Tootin’ Gas.
You can see: The Jetsons, Road Runner Wile E Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian
Your childhood memories are bound to come rushing back as you enter the whimsical world of cartoons we have all grown up with. The eternally entertaining double act of Tom & Jerry, the ragtag bunch of the lovable Looney Tunes and the paranormal adventures of Scooby Doo and the gang are all housed in the Cartoon Junction. This area of the theme park in Abu Dhabi has some gravity-defying rides, such as Daffy Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick, Cartoon Junction Carousel and Tweety Wild Wockets. You can also indulge in your mystery solving skills at Scooby-Doo: The Museum of Mysteries.
You can see: Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Scooby Doo, Shaggy
Batman fans will love this dark and gritty recreation of the urban skyline of Gotham City, the home of the Dark Knight. Navigate through the by-lanes of the sinister world of the caped crusader and meet all your favourite super-villains including The Joker, The Riddler, Harley Quinn and Scarecrow. Popular Warner Bros Abu Dhabi rides include the Scarecrow Scare Raid, The Riddler Revolution and The Joker Funhouse. Once you are done exploring all the rides you can even get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in this part of the famous theme park.
You can see: Batman, Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Poison-Ivy, Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Mr Freeze
Superhero fans have not just one, but two lands to explore at the Warner Brothers amusement park. In stark contrast to the edgy energy of Gotham City, Metropolis has been designed with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe and features a gorgeous artificial sky of eternal sunset. The heroes of the Justice League and Teen Titans are the stars of this contemporary superhero world. Some of the best rides in Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi can be found here, with the Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey being compared to Disney’s Soarin’. Like the other areas in this Abu Dhabi theme park, Metropolis too has its share of restaurants including Big Belly Burger which has kid-friendly options including burgers and hot dogs.
Most Warner bros Abu Dhabi reviews rate this as one of the must-visit attractions of the park.
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi Rides
With a mammoth $1B price tag, there are plenty of attractions at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi that is sure to keep both tourists and residents excited. It’s quite obvious that most people will be flocking to the rides here, and with good reason! They are quite sophisticated and take visitors on simulated experiences using high-end technology including robotics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Here is a list of the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi rides.
- Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure
- Fast and Furry-ous
- The Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter
- Marvin the Martian Crater Crashers
- Tom and Jerry: Swiss Cheese Spin
- Scooby-Doo: The Museum of Mysteries
- Cartoon Junction Carousal
- Daffy Jet-Propelled Pogo Stick
- Tweety Wild Wockets
- Ricochet Racin’ with Taz
- Acme Factory
- Scarecrow Scare Raid
- The Riddler Revolution
- The Joker Funhouse
- Rogues Gallery Games
- Justice League: Warworld Attacks
- Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey
- Superman 360: Battle for Metropolis
- Teen Titans Training Academy
Many of the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi rides have height related restrictions, but there are plenty of other rides for the whole family to enjoy. To know more about each one of them, check out our feature on the top Warner Bros rides.
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi Tickets
There are different types of tickets for Warner Bros Abu Dhabi. Here is the list of all of them as well as details on each of the Warner Bros Abu Dhabi ticket price.
- General Admission tickets to Warner Bros Abu Dhabi: Includes access to all 29 Warner Bros Abu Dhabi rides and shows for AED 295 for adults and AED 230 for children. Comes with free parking.
- Family & Friends tickets: One complimentary daily ticket when paying for three family members and 25% discount for any general admission tickets purchased along with this. AED 885 for four persons.
- Founders Annual Pass: A pass for year-round access to all rides and attractions and special discounts on dining and other attractions in Warner Bros theme park. AED 695 per head.
- The Flash Pass: If you want to skip the queues and fast track around the park, get access to the Flash Pass and get ahead! AED 150 per head plus ticket cost.
- Besides these, you can also get the Yas Parks Annual Pass to get access to all the Yas Island theme parks including Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World for AED 1295 which also includes a 25% discount on F&B. For the quick access version, with all the Yas Island theme parks you can buy the Yas Parks Annual Platinum Pass for AED 2895.
We would recommend that you buy tickets for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi online to avoid any long waits, especially if you have small children with you.
Some of the hotels on Yas Island are even having promotional offers with free tickets to Warner Bros. World, for guests staying at the hotel. These offers on the Warner Bros Abu Dhabi tickets usually pop-up during Eid and other similar festivals. So make sure to keep your eye out for any upcoming Warner Bros Abu Dhabi offers if you are planning to visit.
Buying property in Yas Island is a good idea, as the opening of the park has made it even more attractive for tourists. There are plenty of properties for rent on Yas Island for those who fancy staying close to all the attractions here.
Restaurants at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
After traversing through the dizzying number of Warner Bros rides, you are sure to be famished! There are plenty of cafes and restaurants to take care of any hunger pangs. Here are a few of the uniquely-named restaurants at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Bear in mind that outside food is not allowed, but you are allowed to bring baby food and milk. Bags will be searched at entry.
- Bronto Burgers and Ribs
- Mammoth Munchies
- Huckleberry Hound Pies
- Gotham City’s Finest
- Mr. Freeze Ice Scream Truck
Shows at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
It’s not just about the rides and the food at the largest indoor theme park in the world. There are some spectacular shows you can relax and watch with the family in the interactive environment of the park. At certain specific times in the day, the Warner Bros. Plaza transforms into the setting of a musical celebration of the best works of the entertainment conglomerate. Other shows at Warner Bros. Park include Meet Bugs and Daffy, The Joker Surprise Party and DC superheroes in training.
General Information: Warner Bros Abu Dhabi timings
- The official Warner Bros Abu Dhabi timings are every day: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
- The Warner Bros Abu Dhabi timings for the rides is 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
- Valet parking is available, but there is plenty of free parking as well.
- The park is located on Yas Island, which is a 15-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 40 minutes from Dubai by Sheikh Zayed road.
- The park is completely indoor, even though there is an artificial sky that transforms into a screen for shows, making it one of the ideal family-friendly activities in Abu Dhabi for the summer.
- The best way to get to the park is by car. If you are staying in one of the Yas Island hotels, shuttle buses may be available for visitors to the park.
- Additional theme parks such as Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld are located nearby and the Yas Mall is also just 10 minutes away.
We love it! The fact that the park is indoors has resulted in a lot of positive Warner Bros Abu Dhabi reviews, as it makes a great distraction for when the temperatures soar in the UAE. The rides are eclectic and it truly transports you to memories of your childhood spent glued to Cartoon Network. Take advantage of the promotional offers and get a weekend of great fun with friends and family at the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
If you have visited the brand new Yas Island sensation, do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. To know more about the attractions on the capitals consummate entertainment hotspot, check out our detailed area guide of Yas Island.
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