Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

For the first time in the Middle East and coinciding with the celebration of their 100th anniversary, this world-renowned attraction is coming to WAFI from North America in the form of a travelling show. The American franchise, founded by Robert Ripley, deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. Originally a newspaper panel, the Believe It or Not feature proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums, and a book series.

The Ripley collection includes 20,000 photographs, 30,000 artifacts and more than 100,000 cartoon panels. With 80-plus attractions, the Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment, Inc., a division of the Jim Pattison Group, is a global company with an annual attendance of more than 12 million guests. Ripley Entertainment's publishing and broadcast divisions oversee numerous projects, including the syndicated TV series, the newspaper cartoon panel, books, posters, and games.

In-line with DTCM’s ‘Back to School’ from late-August, WAFI will be hosting over 75 ‘Believe It or Not!’ exhibits across the whole site. These will be displayed here for visitors to visit and enjoy for a 3 month period and will feature interactive elements in some locations. The Ripley’s Traveling Show will be an interactive, portable, one-of-a-kind experiences, featuring a range of experiences, for example:
• Science
• Art & Sculpture
• Education
• Kids Adventures & Exploration
• American History
• Human & Animal Oddities
• Superstition

There will be much more to come on this, stay tuned to hear more!

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