Ferrari World Starts its Engines
The world's largest indoor theme park is coming to a sheikdom near you—well, as long as you live near Abu Dhabi, that is. That's where Ferrari World opens on October 27. The world's first Ferrari theme park (what, you thought there already was one?!) has shops, restaurants, and 20 rides celebrating various aspect of the Ferrari brand. No, these are not kiddie rides.
Here are the ones you'll want to hit first—or avoid, depending on your point of view:
- Formula Rossa, the world's fastest rollercoaster, with speeds of nearly 150 mph.
- A "G-force experience" in which you catapult through the 200-foot-high ceiling.
- Racing simulators like those used by the Ferrari driving teams.
- A flume ride through the guts of a Ferrari 599 V12 engine.
Oh, there are also some namby-pamby attractions too, like a miniature walk-through version of Italy and shopping for Ferrari Fashions (hope you like red clothes!). All in all, it's worth a look the next time you find yourself in Abu Dhabi.
Smart Traveler Mark Orwoll is the International Editor of Travel + Leisure.