Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2020

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Theme Park

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park brings together more than 50 branded characters of Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, letting guests enter the worlds and meet the characters of Looney Tunes, DC Super Heroes and more under one roof. Warner Bros. World is divided into six lands, with 29 rides, interactive attractions, themed dining, live entertainment and retail. All the elements work together to deliver a unique experience for a broad theme park audience of all ages.

Offerings include exceptional multimedia experiences, such as dark rides Batman: Knight Flight (using robotic arm technology) and Ani-Mayhem (using a trackless vehicle system) - both standout attractions among a host of highly themed and story-driven dark rides, theater shows and other family-oriented experiences.

The sets and area theming are exceptionally well-done down to the finest details. The six themed zones – Warner Bros. Plaza, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Cartoon Junction, Gotham City, and Metropolis – are each true to their own narrative and do an excellent job of bringing these cartoon characters and stories to life. Costumed characters engage with guests throughout the park. Dining experiences utilize Warner Bros. properties in a creative and clever way, and stores are lined with Warner Bros. merchandise showcasing the zones and attractions within the park.

The quality is excellent, and the park is truly beautiful from top to bottom. This entirely new park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, represents what we in the themed entertainment industry all strive for in terms of excellence in design. 

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