Not to be outdone by its other record-breaking buildings and structures, the world’s biggest indoor theme park has opened in Dubai. The IMG Worlds of Adventure spans almost 140,000 square metres, equivalent to the size of 28 football fields. It has also become the first theme park to bring international brands together under one roof. Marvel and Cartoon Network join proprietary brands IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure to offer visitors more than 20 signature rides and attractions.
The rides and attractions are complemented by 28 food and beverage outlets and 25 retail outlets. The retail outlets offer an exclusive range of thematic and branded goods of Marvel’s sterling cast of superheroes. From clothes and accessories to action figures and games, the flagship Marvel store has all you need to save the day. The Marvel Vault promises to provide the ultimate shopping experience for Marvel fans with signed collectibles like action figures, comic books and posters.
Meanwhile, the Cartoon Network store provides not only merchandise but also the chance to meet the stars of various shows. Take a stroll down memory lane at the Cartoon Network Classics store, which offers merchandise related to old-time favourites that are sure to delight the young and those still young at heart.
Dining is elevated to new heights with themed restaurants around the park. Tony’s Skydeck has spectacular views that will make you feel like you are atop Avengers’ Tower. Recreate the famous scene straight out of the Avengers movie at the Downtown Shawarma joint. The Cartoon Network-themed dining outlets feature locations from different shows that have been recreated faithfully and accurately, creating the most immersive experience possible. Hang out at the Mr. Smoothy American-style diner, from Ben 10 for milkshakes and burgers, or fuel up at Finn and Jake’s Everything Burrito, with burritos made from the freshest ingredients.
The park is manned by 1,600 employees, with the capacity to hold 30,000 adventurers. There are 4,500 parking spaces to ensure that no one gets left out. The IMG Worlds of Adventure is open from 10am to 10pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and 10am to midnight from Thursday to Saturday. The theme park is only 20 minutes from either Dubai International Airport or Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport. Tickets can be purchased here.
(Photo Credit: Dubai Tourism)