Concept art by Chimera Design from the long-planned Dubai World Marvel Super Heroes Theme Park is making the rounds, and its pretty jaw-dropping. While Dubai’s role as the crazy and wasteful oasis of surreal excess may have been scaled back a bit by the Great Recession, this is still in the planning stages. At a cost of over $1 billion, the park is currently planned to open in 2012 (pushed back from 2011). You can see all the pics in the link, and a few more in the jump. From the above, it isn’t clear whether the theme park experience includes actually being plucked up and shaken about by a giant squid, but it would be cool if it did.
Note; It is possible that Marvel’s acquisition by Disney may have some impact on this project.