Monday, June 30, 2014

Ferrari World Plans Expansion + New Rides

© Ferrari World
Ferrari World, located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, has announced a large expansion project that will see new and renovated rides and attractions over the next three years.

The park is currently home to some impressive attractions located in a giant structure, seen above in a publicity photo from the park.  It is also home to Formula Rossa, an Intamin launched ride, which is still the fastest on the planet at 149 miles per hour.

The expansion will include new rides that have "est" features, meaning tallest, fastest, etc.  Well perhaps not fastest since they've already got that record for a coaster!  Specific rides are not named, but the park's manager said there will be seven of them - increasing the park's capacity by about 40% overall.

Three of the park's existing rides will be heavily renovated such that they will be like a new experience to park visitors.  Parts of the park will receive a new Italian inspired look, and food and beverage and retail options will be expanded and changed.  A ride reservation system looks to be planned, which is said to be "innovative" and "never-been-done-before."

Ferrari World originally opened in 2010 and was the first theme park to utilize the Ferrari theme.  A subsequent park has been announced adjacent to Spain's PortAventura theme park, opening in 2016.