Experience the New 'Mission Ferrari' Through POV Video

January 16, 2023, 4:30 PM · If you've been wondering about the new Mission Ferrari ride, we've got a POV video for you.

The newest attraction at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi blends roller coaster and dark ride tech to immerse riders in a mission to deliver an experimental spy supercar. But of course, given that this is a theme park ride, the plan goes terribly wrong and you must hope that the car's superpowers can allow you to escape the enemy agents trying to steal the car. And, uh, dispose of you in the process.

Mission Ferrari is the first installation of a Dynamic Attractions SFX coaster and features a launch, several media-driven dark ride scenes, a motion arm, and a sideways drop. (Now updated with the official POV from the park.)

Mission Ferrari is the fifth "grown up" roller coaster at the Yas Island theme park, joining the world's fastest coaster, Formula Rossa,

Flying Aces, an Intamin wing coaster themed to the Italian pilot who introduced the "prancing horse" logo,

Fiorano GT Challenge, a four-launch Maurer Rides coaster,

and Turbo Track, an Intamin launch coaster.

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Replies (7)

January 16, 2023 at 7:06 PM

Now this looks like fun, wonder why Disney's Tron didn’t have more interesting elements like this with all the expert imagineers working on it for8 years ?

January 16, 2023 at 7:36 PM

Someone please explain to me why there apears to be so many international parks that have rollercoasters painted all white

January 16, 2023 at 8:53 PM

Really interesting attraction — the sideways drop is integrated into the ride really well.

January 17, 2023 at 2:43 PM

To me this looks very similar to Escape from Gringott's with some more exciting (and outdoor) coaster sections. It's good to see another manufacturer enter the fold, but aside from the sideways drop (doesn't look very groundbreaking IMHO), there's nothing monumental here that we haven't seen elsewhere. The videos projections look a bit on the corny side compared to other attractions that use live action and/or movie-quality CGI.

This is certainly an important attraction for the industry, but Formula Rosa would still be the driving factor for me ever visiting this theme park.

January 17, 2023 at 8:12 AM

The reason Tron is nothing like this is because of throughput. Those cars seat 10 people at maximum and given the length of time they sit in some locations they can't be able to despatch at much less than 60 second intervals. That gives an hourly throughput of just 600 riders. Even if they can reduce that to every 45 seconds that's only 800 an hour. Ferrari World doesn't strike me as having a huge issue with crowds so this probably works well for them but it would never work at Disney or Universal for example.

January 17, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Good lord, the people on the ride during that video sound brain damaged.

January 18, 2023 at 4:41 PM

This looks good, but it doesn't look like an amazing must travel to the UAE ride to me. For the most part, I feel like it's taking elements we've seen on other types of dark rides and putting them on a coaster, which while cool isn't exactly something mind-blowing in this day and age (now, if it had opened in 2016/2017 as originally planned, maybe it would be). I'm sure it's one of the top theme park attractions in the middle east, but it would probably be middle of the pack if transported somewhere like Orlando.

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