The Avengers ride.
The Avengers ride.

Marvel and Cartoon Network super park to open in Dubai

THE world's largest indoor theme park featuring Marvel super heroes and Cartoon Network characters will open its doors in Dubai in August.

The $1 billion IMG Worlds of Adventure stretches across 1.5 million square feet (about 28 football fields) and promises to set Dubai on the map as an international family entertainment destination.

The project, wholly owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group), will open on Monday, 15th August.

It can accommodate more than 30,000 people a day with its owners Ilyas Galadari and  Mustafa Galadari, expecting 4.5 million visitors in the first year.

IMG Worlds of Adventure will open in its entirety with the exception of the 12-screen Novo Cinema, which will open shortly thereafter.

Tickets can be purchased at, with adult ticket prices set at AED 300 and children at AED 250 for  access to over 20 signature rides and attractions, including live shows and a 5D cinema experience.

There will be four worlds all under one roof, Cartoon Network and Marvel as well as the IMG Group original concept the Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure joined together by IMG Boulevard.

The theme park including 25 original retail concept stores and 28 immersive food and beverage outlets.

It will be served by more than 1,600 employees and 4,500 parking spaces.

Some of the attractions include:


• Avengers Battle of Ultron: Guests can join Marvel's Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America and the Hulk as they take to the skies in the Quinjet to battle the evil villain Ultron. This highly immersive, action-packed ride is the first 'dark' ride for Avengers in the world.

Hulk Epsilon Base 3D: A unique, first-of-its kind ride featuring Hulk as he battles against his deadliest foe - The Leader. The 100-seater ride system uses a combination of 360 degree projection screens and motion to virtually propel guests through an immersive battle scene experience.

Spider-Man Doc Ock's Revenge: This 400-meter spinning coaster will propel guests through the New York skyline with Marvel's famous web-slinger Spider-Man, whilst he fights to save the city from the sinister Doctor Octopus.

• Thor Thunder Spin: For the most adventurous of guests, this dizzying top-spin experience will pin guests to their seat as Thor, the Mighty Avenger, attempts to rescue them from the clutches of Loki, God of Mischief.

Avengers Flight of the Quinjets: This exciting ride is suitable for all ages and allows guests to take control of their own two-seater pod and join a challenging interactive flight race.


The Velociraptor: Guests will blast off on this thrilling 1.1 km rollercoaster propelling them to speeds of up to 100 km in 2.5 seconds, launching them from the deep dark prehistoric jungles of the Lost Valley out into the Dubai desert and back.

Forbidden Territory: Dinosaur enthusiasts will enjoy this deep jungle safari ride through the Forbidden Territory surrounded by 70 prehistoric, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs.

Predator: For adrenaline junkies who have no fear, this experience is sure to get even their pulse racing. This ride offers thrill-seekers the sharpest drop track in the region, with a heart-stopping 'beyond-vertical' plummet to Earth.

Dino Carousel: Take a spin with the friendlier inhabitants of the Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure in a unique dinosaur themed carousel. This carousel features beautifully hand-carved dinosaurs and will be the first dinosaur-themed carousel in the world.

Adventure Fortress: Guests who prefer more active participation will enjoy this adventure playground, located in the heart of the Lost Valley, offering a fun range of obstacles and physical challenges with ladders, tunnels, slides, bridges, nets and climbing adventures.


• The Powerpuff Girls - Mojo Jojo's Robot Rampage!  Ride with The Powerpuff Girls and help fight Mojo Jojo's evil robot creation that is threatening the city to save the world before bedtime.

Ben 10 5D Hero Time: Audiences will feel that they have been immersed in the midst of a real-life battle scene with Ben and Rook in this epic 5-D multi-sensory theatre that will set pulses racing!

Adventure Time - The Ride of OOO with Finn & Jake: On this overhead scenic ride around the park, guests can soar across the sky with Finn and Jake through retail and immersive themed F&B outlets in the magical land of Ooo.

The Amazing Ride of Gumball: Fans can visit the town of Elmore where Gumball and Darwin's school science project has gone out of control. Riders can enjoy this interactive remote game with their friends as they zap the objects that have come to life and are threatening to take over the town.

LazyTown Playground and Live Stage Show: Active explorers can experience a challenging rope and ladder adventure in LazyTown. Or they can drop around the corner and enjoy amazing live-stage performances with Stephanie and entire Dance School while they explore Robbie Rotten's secret lair!


IMG Boulevard: This is the bustling welcome zone of the park, offering guests and "chill-seekers" a chance to catch their breath with a range of F&B offerings, or stroll through a unique collection of bespoke retail shops and emporiums, or simply sit back and enjoy the ambient street entertainers and performers.

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