Ferrari World's grand opening: take two
One week after postponing
its Grand Opening, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
debuted to the public today in the United Arab Emirates.
The world's largest indoor theme park, themed to the Italian sports car make, includes the world's fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, an Intamin launch coaster that blasts to a top speed of 149 miles per hour. The ride, which takes you outside the park and into the surrounding Arabian desert, is so fast that you have to wear goggles while riding, to protect your eyes from the blowing sand and searing heat.
Take a look at a few scenes from today's opening. Photos courtesy Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
To bad there are trim brakes shortly after the launch to slow the coaster significantly, so it's top speed is only maintained for a few seconds.
Anyone an idear how much the park cost to build? Looks like the biggest non Disney/Universal park since a long time.
Anybody notice the consistency of colors? Red, white, black, and a tiny bit of yellow in every picture. That would probably get very bland after awhile.
Luckily has brakes! If not, looks as if could get airborne on the first hill! I would like a second launch in another straight, but I do appreciate the fact that instead of the silly speed braking rides in Cedar Point and N.J., this one actually has a track to run around... Not some silly circle!
TAKE THE TRIMS OFF FORMULA ROSSA!
Wait a minute.... Sand? Sandblasting? How's the ride going to hold up to that kind of treatment by nature? Is it safe? The tracks of that ride are going to look like the windshield of a Nevada Highway Patrol car in under a year. I wish them all luck.
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