Time Out has all the information and pictures as IMG Worlds of Legends theme park revealed. It will be the biggest indoor theme park in the world, here in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Dubai's elevation above Florida as the theme park capital of the world is now even more significant following the announcement of a brand new entertainment complex close to IMG Worlds Of Adventure.
Already home to the world's largest indoor theme park, the development by Emirates Road will soon be home to IMG Worlds of Legends, yet another record-breaker for the region.
Like its sister site, the park will be indoor, allowing for it to operate throughout the year including sweltering summers. However, unlike Worlds Of Adventure, there will be a retractable roof across large sections of the park.
Specifics about rides and other entertainment elements were kept under wraps at the press conference announcement on Tuesday, though the list of partnerships revealed points to something really rather unique.
Set to feature nine unique zones spread across TWO MILLION SQUARE FEET - yes, a full 500,000 square feet bigger than the current park - it features rides based on the likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, Power Rangers, Barbie and Dragon Ball Z. There will also be a world's first Middle East-themed zone.
FULL LIST OF PARTNERSHIPS:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Who wouldn't want to be part of this epic crime-fighting gang? Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello - who's your favouriite?
Dora the Explorer: Kids will also get the chance to go on adventures and learn a bit of Spanish in the process with everybody's favourite min cartoon explorer.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The wacky cartoon sponge that lives in a pineapple with his pet snail Gary will also have a place at the new IMG theme park.
Assassin’s Creed: Visitors will get the opportunity to travel in time and fight history's most evil characters, just like in this sensational video game saga.
Rayman Raving Rabbids: If you haven't heard of this loony French cartoon staring some party-loving rabbits, believe us you will love it very soon.
Just Dance: You'll get to strut your stuff and show off your latest moves, with a bigger audience than in your living room.
Saban’s Power Rangers: Who can forget this timeless superhero TV series! Go, go Power Rangers!
Pokémon: Got to catch them all! Who knows what Pokemon will have in store for us by the time the new IMG theme park is completed?
Barbie: The most glamorous fashion doll in history will have a place at IMG World of Legends.
Hot Wheels: If your kids are into miniature car collecting, then this will be no doubt be their favourite spot at the theme park.
Bob the Builder: Ready, steady, build! It doesn't get much better than assisting the most famous cartoon builder in the world with some of his construction masterpieces!
Thomas & Friends: Join Thomas the Tank Engine and his buddies on a locomotive adventure on the island of Sodor.
Mega Bloks: These Lego-style building toys are aimed at toddlers and teenies who love putting stuff together.
The Animé Zone
Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Z and One Piece): If you're a fan of Japanese anime, brace yourself because Goku, Vegeta and co are coming to Dubai.
TV TOKYO (Naruto): Another Manga classic that will form part of IMG World of Legends' plans.
We Bare Bears: This American cartoon series suitable for teenagers and adults starts a grizzly, a panda and a polar bear living it up in San Francisco.
According to official information released by IMG, the park will have 'futuristic interactive rollercoasters, state-of-the-art rides, breathtaking water-based attractions, and live entertainment.
IMG Worlds Of Adventure, which will be connected to the new park by a sky bridge, opened in August 2016, stealing a march on rivals Dubai Parks And Resorts, and has been a huge success maintaining a track record of hitting all its audience targets. At its peak, footfall hit 100,000 people over the weekend of Eid Al Adha.
Teaming up with the likes of Cartoon Network and, for the first time anywhere, Marvel, rides themed on Thor, Ben 10, Spiderman and Hulk, as well as original concepts in the dinosaur land of Lost Worlds, it has attracted film and theme park fans of all ages.