Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Ferrari threw open the doors of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park for the first time yesterday, the world’s largest indoor theme park.
The 2.2 million sq ft theme park sits beneath a huge red roof, complete with the Ferrari logo. And on the floor of the theme park is the world’s largest Ferrari logo that takes up 930,000sq ft of floor space. Under the roof are more than 20 attractions including the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, which can reach speeds of up to 150mph.
The park just four years ago was a project, an idea, maybe even a too ambitious idea, is now a fantastic reality,” said Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo. “Everyone at Ferrari is grateful to the people who have worked without rest for the last two years to make it happen.”
Other attractions include Speed of Magic, a 4D film, and Made in Maranello, a virtual reality tour of Maranello. There is also a rollercoaster where people sit in Ferrari F430 pods and a recreation of the Ferrari motorhome from the Formula One paddock.
The park’s official opening date has been postponed, however, due to the passing away of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Emir of Ras al-Khaimah. Yesterday the park was open to selected members of the international press. Tickets to get in will cost 225 AED (£38).