Burbank’s Cultural Ambassadors

Only the best.

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi hopes the opening of a US$1 billion Warner Bros theme park in July will help it in its bid to nearly double the number of tourists visiting the emirate over the next few years.

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi is investing billions of dollars in tourism, industry and infrastructure to diversify its economy away from oil.

It is already home to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ferrari World and the Yas Water Park. Two more museums – the Guggenheim and the Zayed National Museum – are being built as well as a SeaWorld theme park.

Something for everyone.

Features of the 1.65 million-square-foot Warner Bros park on Yas island will include a DC Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Dynamite Gulch and a Warner Bros Plaza.

“We have worked with Miral to faithfully bring iconic franchises such as DC Entertainment, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera to life in a truly immersive and authentic environment,” said Pam Lifford, president, Warner Bros Consumer Products.



Hey, maybe they need a sister city. Do a lot of biking there?



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4 responses to “Burbank’s Cultural Ambassadors

  1. RINO (not Roberta another one)

    Controversial housing bill just died…

    Senate Bill 827, which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit, got only four votes on the 13-member Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers voted against the bill.


    • semichorus

      Yes, that was even big news in NYC today.

      This defeat doesn’t affect Burbank actually, because it already allows big complexes near transit centers. Bigger than five stories!

      I was against this SB. I agree with the tenant unions– without rent control, new and expensive units would only end up raising rents on the prevailing stock. A one b/r at $1600 would soon be considered “under the market.”

      “So what are you complaining about with that $200 raise? You were getting away with murder for years!”

      The Dems in Sacramento have been making some dumb moves lately. Encouraging open primaries, and then forcing the consolidation of local elections, are two good examples of their current mindlessness. What a disaster this will turn out to be for the Party.

  2. Chuck

    What sits in Sacramento is a plague. Every idea they have is destructive it is like they want to bring armageddon and have a death wish for the entire state.

    • semichorus

      If the Dems in Sacramento were really concerned about affordable housing then they would have ALREADY modified and updated Costa-Hawkins, rather than let the voters toss it out.

      These aren’t Democrats any more. They’re fraidy cat corporatists. SB 827 had more to do with lining the pockets of developers than increasing the amount of affordable housing stock.

      It would have done NOTHING in that area, which is why so many people were against it. The only decent thing they’ve done is the granny flat anti-blockage law, but this was merely a rehash of blocked efforts from 20 years ago (!)

      It’s nothing new or novel.

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