Ferrari theme park on track for 2010
By Paul Lester
November 2, 2009
Supercar aficionados will undoubtedly be salivating at the thought of a visit to Ferrari’s Theme Park. Now set to open in 2010 it will be home to a range of multi-sensory experiences ranging from rollercoasters to displays and driving experiences.
A few more details have emerged since our original report, including confirmation of the “world’s fastest rollercoaster”, which reaches speeds of 125mph (200kmh) while rising over 200ft (62m) through the Ferrari GT inspired roof and back down again.
A range of state-of-the-art racing simulators use a similar system to the Ferrari racing team, a flume ride takes you on a water-filled journey through a 599 engine and punters can opt for an aerial voyage over Italy following a Ferrari.
Based on Yas Island North East of Abu Dhabi, a location set to become a global tourist destination, Ferrari World sits at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, appealing to both tourists and the motor-sport-mad inhabitants of UAE alike.