Some have you may have already heard about Ferrari World, the Ferrari theme park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi scheduled to open on the 28th of October. For those that haven’t, it is set to be the biggest indoor theme park in the world at 86,000 square metres. Unsurprisingly everything in the park is Ferrari themed, with a touch of Italian flavour for good measure. Ferrari have excited a lot of people last week by releasing the list of attractions on offer there, including the worlds fastest roller coaster and virtual tours around the Maranello factory.
One of the roller coasters, called Formula Rossa, is an F1 themed ride that boasts a top speed of 240km/h (about 150 mph). Along the way you will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2 seconds and feel the force of 1.7Gs.
There is also a big Italian vibe to the park with an attraction called Bell’Italia, where you explore some of Italy’s most famous locations in miniaturised form. It features attractions like the Colosseum, the Monza racetrack and of course Maranello the home of Ferrari. All of this can be viewed on foot around cobbled streets, or you can choose to drive around in a small-scale 1957 250 California. If that’s not enough for you, there is also piaggio in Italia, an aerial trip over some of Italy’s cities, monuments, coastlines and mountains, all while pursuing a Ferrari.
After all that Italian scenery, if you are a thrill seeker then there is more for you. The G-Force is a tower ride that will shoot you through the roof and up to 62 metres in the air in a seat inspired by the Enzo, all to replicate the ‘G-Force’ of riding in a Ferrari. The Fiorano GT Challenge is a duelling roller coaster, where you twist and turn around a tight racecourse in Ferrari F430 Spiders. The two F430′s are are operated independently on separate tracks and will overtake and race to the finish line.
There is of course lots more on offer, more rides, films, fun for the kids, shops and eateries. If this tickles your fancy and you’re looking at a holiday in Abu Dhabi, take a look at a full list of the attractions on the Ferrari World website.