Delivering a world with ‘different’ rules and bursting full of eye-catching oddities, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! returns to Global Village for its fourth year, with over 250 unbelievable and incredible displays from around the world. For Season 27, the only Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the MENA region has introduced 27 new exhibits, including a 14-foot-long killer crocodile, a matchstick model containing over one million matchsticks, and even Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘money legs’!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium:
This season, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is showcasing a new Heroes Gallery inspired by iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Doctor Strange, as well as unique movie memorabilia from some of the most iconic films. The rotating exhibits, which are only on display for two months at a time, will see fans of Star Wars® and Back to the Future in for a treat, with Han Solo’s™ Blaster (one of four blasters made for the film Return of the Jedi) and Marty McFly’s shoes and Hoverboard on display.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! returns exclusively to Global Village for its fourth year, with 27 new exhibits
The Heroes Gallery is one of seven unique galleries that guests can visit this season, including Tribal Jungle, Human Oddities, Warehouse, Art Gallery, Chamber of Horrors, and Space Gallery. Deep dive into the curious nature of humanity and explore historical artefacts from around the world, engage in interactive activities, gaze onto awe-inspiring art, and uncover incredible untold tales of people and places from all corners of the globe.
The hugely popular Dark Gallery in the Chamber of Horrors has been updated to appeal to those with an appetite for all things horror and, new for Season 27, includes a photo opportunity adding to the unbelievable exhibits of ancient prison punishment. Additional photo opportunities and optical illusions around the attraction, such as floating in space, allow for picture-perfect memories.
New Heroes Gallery showcases movie memorabilia from iconic films as well as superheroes including Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, Doctor Strange, and more
Guests will also see Cristiano Ronaldo’s Money Legs made from more than $100,000 of shredded money. Believe It or Not!, Ronaldo’s real legs are insured for a massive €103 million.
For train enthusiasts, the Matchstick Steampunk Train is not to be missed. It is artist Patrick Acton’s largest matchstick creation ever, containing over one million matchsticks and 35 gallons of wood glue! It is over 20 feet long and 9 feet high, with a wingspan of 13 feet.
Also newly added to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum is the Nile River Crocodile, a 14-foot-long monster believed to have killed 17 people in 2004.
Other not to be missed attractions include Dark Gallery in the Chamber of Horrors, Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze, and Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D
Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze:
With over 100 dazzling mirrors, Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze has also been given an upgrade this season. An all-new LED infinity room, surprises around every corner, and glow-in-the-dark additions make for an even more immersive experience as you wander through the whimsical labyrinth of twisting walls and mirrored panels. Guests have the option to purchase diffraction glasses which they can use not only in the maze for a better experience but also to watch the Fireworks at Global Village.
Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D:
Thrill seekers can immerse themselves in the all-new Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D experience that will leave them hanging at the edge of their seats as they experience every bump, drop, and turn!
Before ending their most bizarre visit, guests can add some mementos to their collection including a cart full of glow bubble wands, slimes, swords, and more at the retail area. The retail area has also introduced the novel idea of creating hand-waxed art sculptures. Guests can end the experience on a sweet note by mixing and matching hundreds of varieties of candies at the Candy Factory.
Naveen Jain, Business Development Director at Global Village, said: “Guests are in for even more weirdness this season, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium will feature a total of 250+ exhibits and interactive activities with over 40 brand-new exhibits and activities. This is a one-of-a-kind family experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the Middle East and we are proud to host Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for the fourth year in a row.”
Victor Danau, Director, Asia Pacific Operations & Development, Ripley Entertainment, said: “Tickets can be purchased separately for each experience or as packages online through the Global Village website or mobile app. They are also available at the entrance of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Guests can purchase individual experience tickets for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for AED 40, Ripley’s Marvellous Mirror Maze for AED 35, and Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D experience for AED 35, they can also snag a deal for two attractions for just AED 55 or all three attractions for only AED 75.”