Located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World first opened its doors at the end of 2010, making it the very first Ferrari-themed amusement park. From the thrilling rides to the shows and experiences, Ferrari World is a must-visit for any fans of the brand.
There is a fantastic variety of rides available at Ferrari World, from heart-thumping rollercoasters to gentle, child-friendly rides. Of course, one of the most famous rides at Ferrari World is the Formula Rossa, which is the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Taking you to a speed of 240 km/h in under five seconds, with heights of up to 52 metres, this ride gives you the opportunity to travel even faster than an Formula One car can. Flying Aces is another record-breaking rollercoaster, this one boasting the highest rollercoaster loop in the world, enabling you to fly through the air at 120 km/h, with incredible 51 degree inclines. For those who are seeking out gentler rides, there are plenty to choose from, such as the Tyre Twist, which was inspired by the traditional teacup ride, Speed of Magic, which makes use of simulator technology, and the Scuderia Challenge, although this is a timed attraction so you would need to sign up in advance.
In order for visitors to really immerse themselves in the Ferrari brand, there are many Ferrari experiences to be had at the amusement park. For children, the Junior GT is a must, as this first involves an educational film, followed by a lesson from a trained expert, before they are able to get behind the wheel of a child-sized 430 GT Spider. For adults who were hoping for the opportunity to drive a full-sized Ferrari, this is possible too, with the Ferrari California. After receiving a lesson on how to drive the car from one of the brand’s trained pilots, you will then be able to take a ride around the island, with space in the back for up to two passengers, so that your friends and family can join in on the fun too.
In addition to the rides and experiences, there are a few shows that are worth checking out at Ferrari World. Viva Ferrari is perfect for the whole family, with 3D animations, optical illusions and performance arts, while Fast Lane is an interactive game show where you could even win a few prizes. The Red Show is one of the more extravagant shows that you will find here, and not only features theatrical dancing and acrobatics, but also BMX biking and mega wheels. For some comedy, make sure to catch the Tyre Change Show, which features two hysterical Italian mechanics who clown around while attempting to change the tyre of an F1 car, before giving the audience the chance to try it for themselves.
Ferrari World is absolutely packed with fun-filled attractions, and these are suitable even for those who are not diehard Ferrari fans. From the adrenaline-fuelling rides to the one-of-a-kind experiences, Ferrari World guarantees to be a unforgettable day out for the entire family.