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    Ferrari World theme park built for speed in Middle East

    Ferrari World theme park built for speed in Middle East - Travel - LATimes.com

    I thought that the "Ferrari Store" was insanely cool. This is mindblowing.

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    I'm drooling just looking at the pictures!!!!
    I have to go!!!!
    It looks really cool!!!!
    Ferraris and Rollercoasters are 2 of my favorite things and it's even better rolled in one!!!!
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    • #3
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      Wow, this park looks great.

      Off topic:
      Wasn't a Marvel Park also considered to be built in UAE? Since Disney bought Marvel, will this park still get built?

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        Just drove past the site a couple of days ago, and there are hardly any trees and grass around the outside of the structure yet. Those are often the last things to be put into place but still it's getting late in the game. The top of the structure needs to be blasted with water as sand is starting to cake on top of it. I think the inside will be nice and first class. I've seen the roller coaster cars, and they actually look too gorgeous to be used for an attraction. My gut tells me October 28 will be a soft-opening, with a full-scale opening in early 2011. I've heard there's still a lot of work to be done on the interior attractions.

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          Re: Ferrari World theme park to open in UAE.

          Very cool... Did you take any pictures?

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            They have some really nice stuff. If ever in Union Square in San Francisco, check out their North American flagship store. They also have one in Beverly Hills, CA. And I think I went to one in Paris, France in the 2nd Arrondisement.

            Ferrari Store - Official Ferrari Merchandise Online Shopping

            The clothing was high quality, I wished I had more time to shop. They should think about opening one of these stores in Downtown Disney.

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              Beyond WOW! This transportation themed park is right down our alley, CA! Ferrari World is a far better/fresher concept for a theme park than any of the companies that chose not to build a mew park in the Middle East. Another big time potential benefit is that this park has a strong potential of culturally bridging and building hgood will between the West with this part of our world.

              The Ferari racing coaster looks like a full-on blast...as does the "Soarin' Over Italy" simulated flight type ride! It will be a totally unique experience wearing sand goggles on a slick hydrolically launched coaster (reaching 149mph in 4 s3cs.). The 3-D Ferrari trek thru the manufacturing history of the company, and the racing history darkride experience both sound like rides I would enjoy time and time again. The entire park will be one big adrinalin rush for the body and the mind!
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                Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Virtual Tour Fly Through Video

                Check it out!

                YouTube - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi fly-through virtual tour preview

                there's even going to be a water flume ride at this park. :yea:


                Here's another video...showing where the park is geographically, along with an overview of rides, dining and shopping areas...

                YouTube - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ( Yas Island )

                And yet another vid. this one shows actual on-site construction, and includes an interview with one of the big wheels.
                Here's a video of actual construction...and an interview with a park exec.

                YouTube - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ( Yas Island )
                Last edited by Ride Warrior; 09-16-2010, 01:50 PM.
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                  I didn't take any pictures because I was driving (about 75mph) past the site. There's a thread on Theme Park Review though that has many up-to-date photos of the work site. There's a Ferrari store in Dubai, and the quality of the merchandise is top-notch. I believe this theme park will be first-rate as well, though I doubt it will be as green outside as it looks in the artist renderings.

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                    Let's all have a meet where we dress in Ferarri licensed apparel! Bonus if you show up in a Ferrari sportscar or motorcycle.

                    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/vid...cle&FORM=VIRE3

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                      Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                      Let's all have a meet where we dress in Ferarri licensed apparel! Bonus if you show up in a Ferrari sportscar or motorcycle.

                      Ferrari Motorcycle - Bing Videos
                      I'm showing up as a Ferrari Rickshaw. :cgrin:
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by indianajack View Post
                        I didn't take any pictures because I was driving (about 75mph) past the site.
                        What color is your Ferrari, jack?

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                          Originally posted by indianajack View Post
                          I didn't take any pictures because I was driving (about 75mph) past the site. There's a thread on Theme Park Review though that has many up-to-date photos of the work site. There's a Ferrari store in Dubai, and the quality of the merchandise is top-notch. I believe this theme park will be first-rate as well, though I doubt it will be as green outside as it looks in the artist renderings.
                          You're so lucky to be there during the construction, Jack. Hope that you take advantage of any other opportunity that you might have to get snap shots and/or footage.
                          Last edited by Ride Warrior; 09-16-2010, 07:04 PM.
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                            True story, my 75 year old uncle, who's travelled the world many times as a buyer for a Canadian dept store (formerly a fur trading operation, yeah, them)... traveled last year to Dubai, took a helicoptor tour, then had his camera confiscated upon landing at the Tarmac.

                            Apparently they flew too close over some palace and they detected photos were taken, I don't know the rest of the story except he never got his camera returned to him like they said...

                            I don't think I will travel to the Gulf despite the presence of multiple resorts and new theme parks. I have too much fun in the free world.

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                              Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                              True story, my 75 year old uncle, who's travelled the world many times as a buyer for a Canadian dept store (formerly a fur trading operation, yeah, them)... traveled last year to Dubai, took a helicoptor tour, then had his camera confiscated upon landing at the Tarmac.

                              Apparently they flew too close over some palace and they detected photos were taken, I don't know the rest of the story except he never got his camera returned to him like they said...

                              I don't think I will travel to the Gulf despite the presence of multiple resorts and new theme parks. I have too much fun in the free world.
                              Well, this decision is probably a smart one. Ferrari said that this is their first park. There will likely be others elsewhere in the future. After their rides are completely developed, I think a second park of this caliber is highly likely in a few years...elsewhere in the world.
                              Last edited by Ride Warrior; 09-18-2010, 08:25 PM.
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