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25th Apr 2017

Batman fans can now walk around a real life Gotham City in this new theme park

Paul Moore

Why so serious? This looks amazing.

Given that we’ve seen some pretty heinous and terrible things on the streets of Gotham City, it’s very likely that you would want your very own utility belt while walking around the most notorious city in comic-book history.

For example, in recent years, we’ve seen The Joker use intimidation, fear and terror to turn the citizens of Gotham against The Dark Knight. A few years later, Bane actually managed to blow up their beloved stadium before imposing martial law on the entire city.

All this without mentioning the fact that the Scarecrow poisoned the water supply, or that Mr Freeze actually froze…na, nope, we’re not even going to mention that terrible film.

If you’re a Batman fan and would love to experience what it’s like to patrol the streets of Gotham, Warner Bros. World in Abu Dhabi have just the thing for you.

The studio have just released new images of their $1-billion theme park and it looks like an essential trip for anyone that loves The Dark Knight.

Aside from attractions that feature other famous DC superheroes, Looney Tunes characters, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Hanna-Barbera cartoons and more, the main draw will be the fully immersive version of Gotham City.

While Superman’s Metropolis will be a “modern-styled city of towering skyscrapers” Gotham will be an homage to some of the finest rogues in Batman history and contain lots and lots of dark alleys.

Well, it seems that we finally have an answer to one of the best lines from Jack Nicholson’s version of The Joker.

“Where does he get those wonderful toys?”, Warner Bros. World might just provide the answer.

While all the details of the project haven’t been announced just yet, we really hope that there’s a version of Arkham Asylum also. How cool with that be?

The theme park is set to open next year on the man-made Yas Island, and will feature rides, family-friendly attractions, a hotel, and live entertainment spread across six themed lands.