Warner Bros is building a theme park in Abu Dhabi, and the settings of two of its most popular superhero franchises will be taking center stage. Both Gotham City and Metropolis will be subdivisions of Warner Bros World, with Metropolis a modern city that Superman can destroy in an epic battle with Zod before breaking the villain’s neck and making out with Lois Lane in the rubble, while Gotham City will feature dark alleys packed with murderous psychopaths with a fondness for chemical weapons. The park is expected to be perfectly safe, however, as long as your mother’s name is Martha, or, in a pinch, you’re at least willing to lie and claim it is.
A press release explains more, along with information about other worlds which include a Scooby Doo/Bugs Bunny mashup for some reason:
For the first time in the Middle East, Super Hero fans will be able to stroll the streets of Superman’s Metropolis, a modern-styled city of towering skyscrapers, and prowl the dark alleys of Batman’s Gotham City in this larger-than-life land where heroic exploits and action-packed family fun wait around every corner.
The vibrant Cartoon Junction will bring together Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and other famous characters under a stylized cartoon sky that will immerse guests in the wonderful world of animation. From the fun and frenetic to the out of this world, Dynamite Gulch will take you to the stars and deep into the canyon. Lastly, guests can explore Bedrock, a prehistoric world powered by birds and dinosaurs, where the modern stone-age family can have a “yabba dabba doo” time like The Flintstones.
Additionally, a Warner Bros hub will be styled after classic Hollywood. (What’s the main attraction there? An unlimited supply of barbiturates and gin for anyone wearing a special wristband?) The park cost $1 billion and over 5500 engineers, craftsman, and other workers to build, and its six worlds with 29 rides span more than 1.65 million square feet, and there’s literally nothing better that all of those resources could have been spent on.
Check out some concept art and a trailer below: