Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Crowned “Best Theme Park” By Theme Park Insider
Pixomondo produced the animation for attractions at the park including the popular Green Lantern flying film
FEBRUARY 2019 – LOS ANGELES CA – Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is among the winners of the 2019 Theme Park Insider Awards, being named Best Theme Park by the magazine.
The Best Theme Park recognition is especially significant, considering the United Arab Emirates park only opened last summer. It beat out such finalists as Disney’s Animal Kingdom, two-time winner Efteling, Shanghai Disneyland, six-time winner Tokyo DisneySea, and five-time winner Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
The Abu Dhabi park is the world’s first ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park in the world, featuring D.C. Comics, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera characters. Pixomondo’s themed entertainment division worked on five immersive rides, including the park’s celebrated Green Lantern Galactic Odyssey, a 4D flying theater experience.
The other PXO created rides include the rollercoaster Tom and Jerry: Swiss Cheese Spin, the trackless, dark ride experience Scooby Doo: The Museum of Mysteries, the live interactive show Meet Bugs! (And Daffy) and The Joker Funhouse walk-through exhibit.
Pixo’s Themed Entertainment Senior Vice President David Garber over saw the creation of the media for the five attractions, working closely with David Kenneth, who was the parkwide Media Producer at the time for Thinkwell Group Inc. The successful collaboration between the two sides saw Kenneth joining Pixmonodo as Executive Producer in late 2018.
“This award is yet another testament of all of the hard work and planning that went into the design and execution of a park that provides a rich experience consisting of a very diverse selection of iconic IP,” said Garber and Kenneth in a joint statement.