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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby Miracleman » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:34 pm

Looks interesting. They released this the other day. Source: http://www.albayan.ae/economy/local-market/2014-02-06-1.2055932
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby rubysparkles » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:47 pm

I wonder if all three zones are opening at the same time. It definitely sounds amazing. Can't wait for more details, especially on the "Velociraptor Launch Coaster".
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby cymonster-rex » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:04 pm

i find it weird that Disney would allow marvel to sell rights to a none Disney theme park.

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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:20 pm

Considering Disney seems to have no direct interest in directly participating in this regional market, it makes complete sense that they would allow another entity to utilize their brand here, reaping the financial benefit without carrying any of the financial risk or political pushback.
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37 pm

http://gulfnews.com/business/tourism/img-worlds-of-adventure-receives-rides-1.1314183

IMG Worlds of Adventure (IMGWOA), a theme park in Dubailand, has started receiving rides ahead of its opening at the end of the year, according to Adam Alexander Page, vice-president of group marketing at Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari (IMG) Group, the owner of IMGWOA.

The entertainment facility, valued at more than $1 billion, was expected to open in the early part of the year, but has now got deferred until the year-end. “The changes on opening schedules are related to expansions of the design and scale of the project,” Page previously told Gulf News.

Alongside rides, IMGWOA will feature retail outlets and conference facilities for corporate events. It will consist of the Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley and IMG Boulevard zones, as well as a 12-screen cinema.

According to Page, work on the theme park, which covers an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet, is progressing well. The space frame structure has already been erected, he said, adding that work on the roof, wall cladding and panelling has commenced.

He, however, did not comment on whether or not the retail brands have signed up to be at the theme park.

The entertainment facility is part of the City of Arabia project, which is a retail, residential, commercial and entertainment mixed-use development covering 20 million square feet. With IMGWOA, IMG Group aims to position Dubai and the UAE as an international themed entertainment destination.

The emirate is boosting its retail and leisure offering. By 2020, it expects to double the number of visitors to 20 million from 10 million in 2012. Around 25 million visitors are expected to arrive when Dubai hosts Expo 2020, a global exhibition that Dubai won the bid for last year.

IMGWOA is participating at Comic Con 2014, which is being held between April 3 and 5 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby BDG » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:54 pm

It's been a while since this thread got bumped...

- structure of the building has been finished for a while now
- walls/cladding going up
- outside, there's a Mack BlueFire, which is finished
- inside, iirc a Mack Spinning Coaster, looks finished as well

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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby rcjp » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:02 pm

^Thanks for the update. I like the way the blue fire clone's colour scheme combines with the surroundings.
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby _koppen » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:39 am

A red coaster in Dubai, seriously what were they thinking?
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby rcjp » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:44 am

^I actually think it looks kind of cool. :|
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Re: NEWS: World's of Adventures in Dubai to include Marvel z

Postby _koppen » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:45 am

^ I was thinking of the sun, that ride will be pink in just a few years.
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