A Ferrari theme park you say? Is this not a dream come to for a Ferrari lover or general car enthusiast?
If you were thinking of a small price of admission and this getting you are ride in any one of your favorite Ferrari's then you will be out of luck. Racing of actual Prancing Horses is still a super rare driving experience and you will have to pony up the price of admission on one to get to pilot one on your own circumstances.
The park though will have training courses for junior drivers which should allow those to get behind the wheel of Ferrari's but of course at premium price.
What you will be able to do though is take a ride in what is being called the fastest roller coaster ever which will catapult to speeds in excess of 200 km/h.
The all Ferrari themed park , named Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ,will be set up in Abu Dhabi will be set to get Ferrari fans hearts racing by 2010. This is meant to emulate the experience of driving in a Ferrari F1 vehicle.
The park which is all indoors and featured on Yas Islan will also be host to "over 20 state-of-the-art attractions, each designed to bring to life a different part of the Ferrari story."
Key information about the new Ferrari World:
World’s first Ferrari theme park
World’s largest indoor park
Opening in 2010
Owned by Aldar Properties PJSC
Managed by Farah Leisure Parks Management L.L.C, a joint venture between Aldar Properties PJSC and ProFun Management Group Inc.
Located on Yas Island on the North East side of Abu Dhabi’s mainland
Yas Island is a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from the city of Abu Dhabi, and 50 minutes from Dubai
Adjacent to the Yas Marina Circuit, hosting the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Designed by globally renown architectural firm Benoy
Building height is 45m (147.6 ft), with a roof edge circumference of 2,200 m (7217.8 ft)
Enclosed space (area accessible to the general public) is 100,000 m2 (1,076,391 sq ft)
Over 35,000 tonnes of steel have been used to reinforce the structure
Landscaped area around the main building is 450,000 m2 (4,843,759 sq ft)
Design inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body
Made from metal and glass designed to reduce glare and heat
Total surface area is 200,000 m2 (2,152,782 sq ft)
The Ferrari logo is 65m x 48.5m, the largest Ferrari logo ever created
Highest point is 48m, with a total of 6,900 meters of roof guttering
Designed by one of the world’s most prominent design firms Jack Rouse Associates
Over 20 state-of-the-art rides and attractions.
Featured attractions include:
The world’s fastest roller coaster emulating the feeling of being in an F1 car
G-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62m, through the roof and back down again
State-of-the-art racing simulators using a similar system as those used by the Ferrari racing team
Flume ride journey through the heart of a Ferrari 599 engine
Driving and Racing school for junior drivers, with expert training
Aerial voyage over Italy following a Ferrari
Food & Beverage
A broad range of dining, quick service and beverage locations offering Italian inspired delicacies as well as a variety of international dishes.
Two restaurants inspired by the real Maranello food experience
A true Italian ambiance of a traditional delicatessen, including:
Customized fresh pasta and pizza made-to-order
An array of international dishes to satisfy all tastes
Visitors can expect a retail experience that celebrates Ferrari’s rich heritage in a way never seen before.
825 m2 store celebrating Ferrari’s rich history with vintage and contemporary racing memorabilia
Souvenir photo opportunities for capturing the thrill of the moment
“Interactive Corners” where children can customize their own park souvenirs
1300 m2 flagship store offering Ferrari and special Ferrari World Abu Dhabi items
Stay tuned at : http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com