I – IMG Words of Adventure | #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z
A couple of days back, it was adventure coupled with fast rides at Ferrari world, then we headed to adventure in nature at Hatta. Today I will take you to a place where it is escapade of a new kind. It is an adventure with cartoon and Marvel characters. If you have been to this place you would have guessed it by now. I am talking about the ‘IMG World of Adventure.’
IMG World of Adventure is an indoor amusement park and is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination. It is the world’s largest temperature-controlled indoor themed entertainment destination, with an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet, which welcomes more than 20,000 guests a day.
The park is divided into five ‘epic zones’. Two of the five zones represent global brands Cartoon Network and Marvel, while IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are original concepts created by the IMG Group. Novo Cinema is the fifth section of IMG Worlds of Adventure, which has a 12 – screen Novo Cinema complex.
The adventure world includes rollercoasters; thrill rides, and other attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and animatronic dinosaurs along with a wide variety of themed retail stores and dining venues.
The main rides and attractions are:
Avengers Battle of Ultron – Join the avengers team as they take on the evil villain Ultron.
Hulk Epsilon Base 3D – One-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art stereoscopic cinema dome to see Marvel’s Hulk, the Incredible Avenger, in stunning 3D in an immersive 360-degree experience.
Spider-Man Doc Ock’s Revenge – Battle Spider-Man’s nemesis Doctor Octopus in a ride you won’t want to end.
Thor Thunder Spin – You will be pinned to your seat by the laws of gravity as Marvel’s Thor, attempts to rescue you from the clutches of Loki.
Avengers Flight of the Quinjets – you will own a two-seat Quinjet and take flight with other Quinjets in a fun race.
Dining options include – Tony’s Skydeck, Chang’s Golden Dragon, Mama Scano’s Of Yancy Street and Downtown Shawarma.
There are multiple retail options to suit your shopping needs – Marvel universe, Empire News and Comics, Avengers Exchange, Epsilon Command, Daily Bugle Company Store and Marvel Vault.
The Lost Valley
The Velociraptor – It is a rollercoaster through the prehistoric jungles. Not for the faint-hearted.
Forbidden Territory – A fun ride through time, where you can witness some of the most amazing and terrifying creatures.
Predator – Another rollercoaster with exhilarating loops and rolls.
Dino Carousel – It’s a dino-themed merry-go-round. Perfect fun for kids.
Adventure Fortress – its an adventure playground that includes ladders, tunnels, slides, bridges, nets and climbing challenges.
You want to experience what it was dining with the dinosaurs – Try these restaurants – Spice Valley, Carnivore Hut brought to you by Wingstop (America’s Number 1 Chicken Wing concept) and 360 Express.
Wanna take a dinosaur’s egg or a printed T-shirt as a souvenir – shop at these retail outlets – The Explorer’s Supply and Raptor Outpost.
The Zone is based on cartoon characters from Cartoon Network. It contains the world’s first 5D Ben 10 cinema and the largest Ben 10 store in the world.
Major rides and attractions include:
The Powerpuff Girls – Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage.
Ben 10: 5D Hero Time – Experience Ben’s world in this epic multi-sensory adventure.
Adventure Time – The Ride of OOO with Finn & Jake-monorail – Visit the varied and vibrant kingdoms and encounter the Ice King through this fun ride.
The Amazing Ride of Gumball-a dark ride – It’s a laser shooting attraction where you zap the objects that have come to life and are threatening to take over the town.
LazyTown – It is an interactive attraction full of climbing, adventure and other fun and exciting experiences. You will have to pay extra AED 25 if you want to enjoy Pirates adventure along with it.
Have fun while dining with your beloved cartoons at – CN Feast, Mr. Smoothy Richard’s Around the World Café and Finn & Jake’s – Everything Burrito.
Take back your favorite cartoon characters from these outlets – Cartoon Network Classics, Cartoon Network Store, The Amazing World of Gumball – The Store, Lazy Store and Ben 10 – Universe.
IMG Boulevard is the exciting zone of the park, where you can have thrilling experiences along with enjoying vast retail outlets and a wide selection of dining options.
The main attraction here is The Haunted Hotel. It is a frightening experience where you negotiate a maze of corridors and changing scenery, encountering all sorts of scary characters against a chilling backdrop. Hold your nerve as you try to find the exit.
Warning – This attraction is only open to guests aged 15 and older.
Other main dining and shopping options include – Popcorn Factory, Boulevard Gourmet, Samosa House, Flavors of Arabia, The Coffeehouse, Haunted Hotel Store, World of Candy and IMG Emporium.
Note: Each of these rides has separate restrictions, especially if you are unaccompanied. Please check them before you take part in any ride or attraction.
Tickets and Timings:
Just like the Ferrari world, the tickets include unlimited access to all the rides and attractions.
- Park admission: AED 285
- Junior admission (under 1.2m in height): AED 255
- Senior Citizens: AED 175
- Guest with Disabilities:
- Above 1.2m in height: AED168
- Under 1.2m in height: AED115
IMG Worlds of Adventure brings imagination to life 365 days of the year.
Sun-Wed: 11 am to 10 pm.
Thu–Sat: 11 am to 11 pm.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is located on E311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road – near Arabian Ranches, next to Global Village). It is situated in the City of Arabia, along Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
The best option is to take a taxi or drive yourself.
There is so much on offer in IMG World of Adventure that each zone requires a dedicated post in itself. You can go there and spend an entire day and still you might not be able to cover everything. Go and have fun!
For all those who love adventure,
For all those who love cartoons,
For all those who are Marvel fans,
For all those who love IMG World of Adventure…
It’s not a goodbye,
But it’s a GOOD BYE.
Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul
This is the 9th post for the #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z. My theme in Travel Category is ‘Dubai – the City of Gold’, where I would be covering everything about the city in the course of 26 posts.
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