Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Theme Park

These are some of the very first photos of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park after the completion of the almost alien-like external structure. Set to be the world's largest indoor theme park and the first ever Ferrari theme park in the world when it opens in 2010, it comes complete with a racetrack that will host the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, shops, hotels, various attractions, rides and just about anything else to make it a gear-head's "Disney Land".
Talking about Disney Land, the Ferrari theme park which is located on Yas Island between the coast and city of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will include the world's fastest rollercoaster. Travelling at speeds in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph), it is said to emulate the feeling of being in a Ferrari F1 car as the passengers go over 62 m through the roof and back down again.
As for the theme park's now completed red roof, which is claimed to have been directly inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body, it covers a surface area of 200,000m² (2.15 million square feet) and features the largest "prancing horse" emblem in the world, measuring an astonishing 66 meters (217 feet) in diameter.
The world’s largest theme park is already 65% complete. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will feature 20 rides and attractions including the world’s fastest roller coaster, taking its passengers to 125 mph. The park will be partially enclosed in this massive, red structure featuring a 215 foot Ferrari logo. Fans of both the Ferrari brand and achievements in architectural engineering will need to see this with their own eyes to believe it.

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