Now, before Disney bought Marvel, a joint venture happened between US-based Marvel Entertainment and property developers the Al Ahli Group in Dubai to build a one billion Marvel Superheroes theme park 2 years ago, yes, a 1 billion Marvel theme park. It will be situated in Dubailand (entertainment complex 20x bigger then Walt Disney World), a mega area filled with other theme parks from Universal Studios to Sea World to Ferrari World & so many more. Marvel Superheroes is scheduled to open in late 2011. It's been under construction, and spare no expense, Disney will have no hand or ownership either!
But first, check out this awesome video that reveals the plans, the models and other collections of not just where the future of theme parks is going (they are taking theme parks to the next level) but also the look of Dubai's future architecture of resorts, etc. The video is 3 years old but the plans have become 99% true to design. Marvel Superheroes is the one with the crashed UFO.
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Here's video of Ferrari World, where they have a roller coaster so fast, you need protective glasses, with top speeds of 150mph baby!!!
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This photo below was taken a few months ago of the entrance of the city of Dubai, this is what happens in just 4 short years? Hard to believe, and this WAS a desert 6 years ago. The beach is to the right.
Dubailand is an entertainment complex. Here's the list of theme parks being built:
Warner Bros. Movie World
Six Flags Dubailand
Dreamworks Studios Theme Park
Universal Studios Dubailand
F1-X Theme Park Dubai
Tiger Woods Dubai
Falconcity of Wonders
Marvel Superheroes Theme Park
Legends of Dubailand
Islamic culture and Science World
Water Parks - Completed
Dubai Snowdome- Completed
Dubai Sports City
Emerat Sports World
Extreme Sports World
Plantation Equestrian and Polo Club
Dubai Motor City which includes Dubai Autodrome
...Just to name a few!
So, here's what to look for at Marvel Superheroes...
You have to see what Universal Studios is doing in Dubai, it puts every Universal theme park on Earth to shame! For example, for the Jurassic Park franchise, they are actually building a Jurassic Park theme park, with hotel resort too! While the water ride will be rescue mission type thrill ride, and another JP ride will be the Ford tour trucks touring Jurassic Park, and the two attractions will interact with each other, and the dinosaurs will some how roam free.