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Inside the huge hall

Formula Rossa


Rides and

attractions •Formula Rossa (world's fastest rollercoaster, by Intamin)

•Fiorano GT challenge (Maurer Söhne duelling launch coaster)

•G-Force (Huss tower ride)

•Flying Over Italy (multimedia motion base flying experience)

•V12 (water ride themed around a Ferrari 599 engine)

•Speed of Magic (4D dark ride) •The Racing Legends (dark ride)

•Made in Maranello (factory tour/dark ride)

•Cinema Maranello (4D theatre) •The Pit Wall (interactive theatre) •Paddock (interactive display)

•Driving With The Champion (simulator)

•Scuderia Challenge (Cruden racing simulators)

•Bell'Italia (car ride through mini Italy)

•Carousel (featuring replica Ferrari concept cars) •Junior GT (driving school)

•Junior Grand Prix (driving school/go-karts) •Junior Training Camp (play area)

•Galleria Ferrari (classic car display)

A number of attractions had still to open at the time of the press preview in late October, although many are expected to debut soon. The two main “late arrivals” will be Flying Over Italy and V12.

NOVEMBER 2010 35

The world’s largest indoor theme park is now open. Park World steps inside the huge confines of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

he eagerly-awaited attraction was due to welcome its first paying guests on November 4, a week later than planned due to the death on October 27 of the ruler of Ras AL Khaimah, after which the entire United Arab Emirates (UAE) entered a period of mourning.

Now in soft opening phase, the park’s huge 200,000 square metre structure, emblazoned with the Ferrari logo, will be visible to millions of television viewers around the world this month during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place just metres away at the Yas Marina Circuit. Featuring 20 rides and attractions – including the world’s fastest rollercoaster – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi brings the Italian racing marque to life in spectacular fashion. Not only is it the first Ferrari theme park anywhere in the world, it is also the first attraction on this scale, other than a waterpark, to be realised in the UAE. For this reason, the industry is watching carefully. Designed by Jack Rouse Associates, with attraction

The park from above

making, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is open six days a week, 12 months a year. The park was developed by local land owner Aldar Properties and run by Farah Leisure Parks, a joint venture between Aldar and the US-based ProFun Management. A full profile will follow soon at www.parkworld- and in the December/January issue of Park World, together with more exclusive photos. In the meantime, here’s some pictures to whet your appetite. Fiorano GT Challenge

content from leading suppliers including Intamin, Huss, Hafema, Maurer Söhne, Mack, Chance Morgan, Cruden, Oceaneering and P&P Projects, Ferrari World works as a credible theme park in its own right, but is enriched by the Ferrari brand. “There’s more to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi than the thrill of speed racing and powerful cars,” highlights park manager Andy Keeling. “The park celebrates Ferrari’s past and present, and pays tribute to its Italian roots in a bespoke and innovative way, from the stunning structure through to the attractions and experiences offered.” Sited at Yas Island, a major tourist destination in the

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