XX April, 2016
Calling all comic and cartoon fans! IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group, invites you to meet your favorite characters, watch exclusive performances and test your superpowers at Middle East Film and Comic Con this weekend, from 7th-9th April.
Located at stand #23 in Zabeel Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre, IMG Worlds of Adventure invites you to watch your beloved cartoon series come to life, plus allowing you to meet and mingle with your favorite MARVEL Super Heroes and Cartoon Network characters. For younger fans there is Gumball and Darwin, and Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake are around to cause mischief. In addition, for die-hard MARVEL fans, The Avengers and Spider-Man will be there, picture ready.
For the first time ever at Middle East Film and Comic Con, there will be an incredible Photo 360 experience located in the heart of the 20.5m x 17m IMG Worlds of Adventure stand, the largest stand at this year’s event. Using state-of-the-art technology guests can jump through the air to become a superhero, strike a pose for a spectacular 360 degree photograph with their favorite characters, all being captured by 36 strategically located cameras. This animated gif can then be uploaded on to your preferred social media channels to share with your friends and family.
For those that want to live the epic adventure, guests can become Iron Man using state of the art CGI and 3D technology providing a jaw-dropping augmented reality game with the “Become Iron Man” experience. As they virtually suit-up, complete with weapons and flying powers, on screen in real-time they defeat evil enemies and save the day. Guests who take on this virtual reality challenge will receive a special set of digital photos, as a gift via email, from IMG Worlds of Adventure so they can share their excitement online and have a lasting memento of their experience.
Fans can also win two exclusive tickets to be among the first to visit IMG Worlds of Adventure - Dubai’s first international mega-themed leisure and entertainment destination. To win this amazing prize guests must share their photos from either the Photo 360 or Become Iron Man experience, via their social media channels using the hashtag #IMGworlds.
For those who like a different kind of action, there will also be daily dance performances from the LazyTown characters, Cartoon Network Arabic’s popular pre-school brand that encourages kids and parents to get moving.
Commenting, Lennard Otto, CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure, said, “Middle East Film and Comic Con is the most anticipated, popular culture event in this region and we are delighted to participate in this convention and showcase our unique offering at IMG Worlds of Adventure. Our focus is providing the best possible experience for our guests, whatever their age, and by having Cartoon Network and MARVEL come together under one roof for the first time, this means that our audience includes both young children and nostalgic millennials. For us, Middle East Film and Comic Con appeals to both adrenaline junkies and loyal fans of comics and cartoons and is the perfect place to meet and interact with our guests”.
IMG Worlds of Adventure, scheduled to open this year, will be the world’s largest indoor theme park, spanning over 1.5 million square feet across the park’s four zones: MARVEL, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard, IMG Worlds of Adventure will offer year-round entertainment with its thrill and kiddie rides, 28 original food and beverage offerings and 25 retail outlets.