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11 October 2020

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi's state-of-the-art tech backbone

Since opening on July 25th, 2018, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has received critical acclaim around the globe for its attention to detail, fun attractions and highly themed environments, and recently received a TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement.

In 2019, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was certified by Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park. The park boasts 29 shows and attractions in 1.65 million square feet of indoor space. Government developer Miral invested $1 billion in the project, which Farah Experiences operates along with the nearby Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Largely designed by Thinkwell Group, the park has a major focus on details, and the cast of well-known characters brings a wide variety of fan-favorite IPs to the table. In addition, the Park also has one of the most impressive technological backbones of any theme park in the world, nearly all of it invisible to guests.

The AV, projection, media, lighting and special effects create seamless immersive environments throughout the park. Perhaps most obvious on the rides and attractions, they also are apparent in the park’s many stores and restaurants. And supporting nearly all of them is the centralized management platform called ISAAC from Smart Monkeys. The deployment of ISAAC at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi marks the platform’s largest installation to date, according to Smart Monkeys owner Stephan Villet. The park’s attractions are all run off of the Medialon show control product. 

Smart Monkeys was subcontracted to Electrosonic, who had been contracted for the park’s AV network and control package. Smart Monkeys was tasked with show control programming for everything in the park, except for specific show programming, which was handled by a team of programmers from a variety of organizations, including Electrosonic... 


Photo: Martin Palicki


Posted by InPark Magazine


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