Batman has been a staple of theme parks for decades (just ask any kid who's ever visited Six Flags), but this summer he and other Warner Bros. characters are hitting another level with the launch of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the first indoor theme park focusing entirely on Warner Bros. characters and worlds from The Flintstones to Looney Tunes to the heroes and villains of DC Comics.
We've already seen glimpses of what the park has in store for its Metropolis area, including rides focused on Green Lantern and Superman, and now we're getting a peek at the centerpiece of the Gotham City attraction: a new Batman ride.
Gotham City will, of course, feature all the Batman heroes and villains you love, including the Dark Knight himself, The Joker, The Riddler, Harley Quinn, and more. As you walk the streets, you'll be able to visit numerous themed shops, restaurants, and landmarks, all geared toward creating the sense that you're really in the Caped Crusader's city. Though other rides have been described but not yet unveiled (including a Riddler-themed roller coaster and a funhouse concocted by The Joker), Warner Bros. revealed a first look this week at Batman's own flight-simulator ride — Batman: Knight Flight.
As shown in the concept art above, the ride will combine a "flying" bat-themed vehicle with special effects to create an experience in which you'll hunt down supervillains alongside the Dark Knight. Here's how Warner Bros. described the attraction in a press release:
On this ride, guests will step through a secret panel at Wayne Tech headquarters where they will be recruited as test pilots for the newest prototype of the ultimate urban patrol vehicle. Launching out of the Batcave and soaring over moonlit rooftops, guests will forever remember the experience of thwarting criminals alongside Batman. This ride combines a high-tech flight simulator with immersive scenery and state-of-the-art special effects for a thrilling experience.
In addition to the rides offered at Gotham City, you'll also be able to play puzzles and carnival games at the Rogues Gallery, dine in the Hall of Doom, get ice cream treats from Mr. Freeze, and much more.
To catch a peek at everything Warner Bros. is cooking up for Gotham, head over to the park's official website. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi opens Summer 2018.