Arriving for Halloween, the newly built House of Fear features a team of actors across nine different experiences from a haunted cemetery, hospital psych ward and even a screaming tree. Spanning 660 square meters (7,104 square feet), the exclusive House of Fear concept features animatronic technology from the United States and has been curated for Global Village by Cave Entertainment.
Another brand new attraction for Season 27 is Diggers Lab, where children, young and old, can put on a construction hat. The hydraulic digger experience, located at the entrance of Carnaval, invites little builders to take the controls by operating diggers, dumpers and other construction machinery.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium returns to Global Village for its 4th year. With more than 200 displays from all over the world, the first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in the MENA region welcomes a number of new exhibits, as well as an upgraded lobby and new retail offerings.
There will be over 50 new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Exhibits, including a 14-foot-long killer crocodile, a matchstick model containing over one million matchsticks, and even the Cristiano Ronaldo ‘money legs’ display.
Also new this year will be the “Heroes Gallery” inspired by iconic superheroes and showing some very unique movie memorabilia in an exciting new rotating exhibition.
This season Fast Track queue lines have been introduced on seven of Carnaval’s most popular rides. Thrill seekers will be able to watch themselves thanks to new video recording technology on three white-knuckle rides. Guests will be able to wear wrist-cameras that will record their entire experience.
In addition to the new and enhanced attractions being introduced, all the existing rides have been stripped down, given a full service and rebuilt again to obtain the required third-party certifications. The park once again received a five-star rating and the prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council earlier this year.
Mark Tucker, Director of Orb Entertainment, said, “All summer long our team has been working hard to improve existing rides and dream up new experiences. It takes thousands of man-hours to ensure that all our rides and attractions are at the level our millions of guests have come to expect from us. From safety to guest experience everything is ready and we can’t wait to open the gates on Season 27.”
Last month Global Village unveiled details of the Global Village Big Balloon, a helium balloon ride which will rise over 200 feet above ground, providing 360-degree bird’s eye views across Global Village and the Dubai skyline.