Looking for the thrills of your life? Ferrari World already exists since 2010. Man, what have I been doing the last 5 years? Why wasn’t I in Ferrari World? Reasons enough to go on adventure: it’s the world’s biggest indoor theme park (86.000 m2) with the world’s largest logo ever created and the world’s fastest roller coaster! Actually, you should just stop reading and start packing your bags for a trip to Abu Dhabi… Everything packed? Well, let me tell you some curiosities about this park.
Absolute highlight of the park is without any doubt the Formula Rossa. Blast away on the fastest roller coaster on the planet! Feel the acceleration of 240km/h in 4.9 seconds and discover what 4.8Gs really feels like. You’ll launch 52 meters into the sky and experience an adrenaline rush worthy of a Grand Prix (don’t forget to put on your safety goggles!).
Not doing it for the thrill? There are plenty of exciting experiences for families & kids. The Viaggio in Italy is a virtual tour into the heart of Ferrari’s homeland. Take a seat in this plane and enjoy a giant dome projection where you fly over the Italian mountains and villages. Another attraction that is not to be missed is the indoor karting academy. Quite a lot of fun for kids & bigger kids like me.
“Blast away on the fastest roller coaster on the planet!”
The quality of the food is also surprisingly good for a theme park. Delicious home made pasta pesto, vegetable soup, pizza, salads, Italian grill, you name it: this theme park has an excellent eye for (Italian) detail. One tip: have lunch after you try the Formula Rossa.
Did you know that?
- Ferrari World the world’s biggest indoor theme park.
- Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster, has the same G force one would feel driving in an F1 car and braking at maximum speed.
- The 86,000 m2 enclosed area of Ferrari World can fit 7 football fields in ‘head to toe’.
- The total roof area of 200,000 m2 uses enough aluminum to cover 16,750 Ferraris, or if you would lay the roof flat you could place 20,100 Ferrari’s side by side and end to end.
- If Ferrari World was turned upright, it would be the tallest man made structure in the world at over 300 floors!
- The Ferrari logo on the roof, the largest ever created, measures an incredible 65m in length and covers an area of 3,000 m2 which could fit at least 7 basketball courts.
- The volume of concrete in Hoover Dam could fit inside Ferrari World.
- 100,000 m3 of concrete were used to pour the slabs of Ferrari World, which is 10,000 m3 more than what was used for Wembley Stadium in London.
- Ferrari World has the largest space frame structure ever built with a total of approximately 172,000 members and 43,100 nodes.
- Ferrari World needed 12,370 tons of steel to create its structure; the Eiffel Tower only needed 7,000 tons.
- Ferrari World is the world’s only venue to house Four Michelin-star experienced Italian chefs under one roof.
- A football field needs 8,400 m2 of grass coverage; to cover the area around the roller coasters at Ferrari World, 4.5 times that amount was used – approximately 39,000 m2 of ground cover.