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  • 3 weeks later...

What's with formula rossa? The launch looks mindblowing, unreal, and totally funktacular, but the rest looks like it could put someone who ws a nervous wreck was terrified of kiddie coasters, to sleep. it looks so boring and unoriginal and looks like it has no air, no good pacing, and no sense of high speed at all or any G-forces for that matter. Just another ride built to break a record...

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What's with formula rossa? The launch looks mindblowing, unreal, and totally funktacular, but the rest looks like it could put someone who ws a nervous wreck was terrified of kiddie coasters, to sleep. it looks so boring and unoriginal and looks like it has no air, no good pacing, and no sense of high speed at all or any G-forces for that matter. Just another ride built to break a record...

 

The feeling of speed you get and the general sensations (after the end of the launch) match Millennium Force rather closely. If you're a fan of that ride (and I am) then you'll enjoy Formula Rossa.

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I Have heard many bad reviews from people who haven't ridden it.

It has plenty of airtime and the rest of the course does feel fast because you are close to the ground.

I personally love it, having ridden it over 20 times and in pretty much every seat an its a great ride.

 

Dubaidave

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I love the ride and I´m looking forward to get back again to ride it as many times as possible! Front row with goggles and the back row with much wind, with daylight and in the evening! It was so great all the half day I was able to ride it from 5pm until 22pm!

 

Like Dubaidave mentioned... the launch is amazing and to be so far to the ground is a great experience while the speed is still enough! And, the most people won´t recognize the break at the top. If you don´t really know about it, you won´t talk about, I guess.

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http://www.tradearabia.com/news/ttn_197990.html

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched an annual pass, which allows fans unlimited access to the theme park all year long.

 

From the world’s fastest roller coaster Formula Rossa to the priceless collection of vintage and contemporary Ferraris at Galleria Ferrari, the annual pass allows families the chance to immerse themselves over and over again in the exhilarating world of Ferrari, a statement said.

 

“Everyone has their favourite reason to keep returning. For some it’s the thrill of the rides, for others it’s the chance to learn some other fascinating fact of Ferrari history,” said Andy Keeling, park manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

 

“For the rest it’s a great day out with family and friends to enjoy the spirit of an Italian legend right here in the UAE. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the sort of place you can keep coming back to and each visit can be different.”

 

The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi general admission annual pass is available for Dh1195 ($325) for guests above 1.5 metres while the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi general admission junior annual pass is available for Dh795 for those below 1.5 metres, the statement said.

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http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/ferrari-world-lays-off-100-workers

 

Ferrari World has laid off more than 100 employees and certain top managers as timings have been changed.

 

The park's operating company, Farah Leisure Parks Management, issued official letters to employees informing them of a programme of cutbacks to "meet cost reduction targets."

 

In addition to the elimination of 100 positions, remaining staff also face salary and benefits adjustments, which will vary according to employees' salary grades.

 

One of the park's six restaurants is also expected to close.

 

Farah Leisure said the redundancies were a result of the park's shortened opening hours. Having previously opened from noon until 10pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesday and noon-midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday, it will now open from 11am until 8pm every day. It is closed on Mondays.

 

"In some areas there has been a reduction in staffing levels in line with the new timings," a spokesman said.

 

Visitors to the park have "demonstrated a preference for visiting the park during the afternoon and early evening hours", the spokesman said.

 

"Changes are required as the park moves into its second year, including new opening timings, refreshed food and beverage options and varied in-park entertainment among many other developments," Farah Leisure said.

 

Ferrari World, which is owned by the the Abu Dhabi government and developed by Aldar Properties, is billed as the world's largest indoor theme park with a 200,000sqm roof housing 20 rides, including Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, reaching speeds of up to 240km/hour, and a G-Force attraction that reaches a maximum speed of 42km/hour with an acceleration rate of 3.8gs.

 

The park marked its first anniversary of operation this month.

 

This article has been amended since original publication. The Formula Rossa roller coaster reaches speeds of up to 240km/hour, not 140km/hour as originally stated.

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We'll this is a relatively new park and I'm sure they'll work out the bugs in the schedule.

 

As a car nut, I plan to visit this park as soon as I get some free time. Dubai has had some pretty ambitious projects that

probably went too far -- but Ferrari World seems like one of the better planned projects that could be profitable in the long-

term.

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Bit random, but if Formula Rossa was to go SBNO or be removed, would it still be considered the fastest coaster in the world? Or would the record go back to Kingda Ka?

 

I assume the record would still be held in the same way Son of Beast holds the record for having the only loop on a wooden coaster.

 

That being said, if Formula Rossa is not operating, the ride's top speed is a finite 0 mph.

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We'll this is a relatively new park and I'm sure they'll work out the bugs in the schedule.

 

Isn't that what we all said about Hard Rock Freestyle Fail Park?!!?

 

I don't know, that was a little before my time as a member here.

I haven't been to Ferrari World yet, but from what I can tell it is in a better location than Hard Rock Freestyle Fail Park.

 

I think the biggest drawback to Ferrari World is that it is supposed to be the world's largest indoor amusement park.

Indoor parks have a lot of cost to maintain (climate control, building maintenance, etc.) -- so whether they can generate enough attendance

to keep up with all those related costs remains a big unknown.

 

They wouldn't be the only park to close down their expensive rides during an off-season. I guess we'll know at lot more in a year or two.

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I can't say I'm surprised. I was there on a Friday night (which is the first day of the weekend in the UAE) and the park was basically deserted; the staff outnumbered the guests anyway.

 

The launch on Formula Rossa is incredible, but it's about the only thing in the park that'd make me go back to be honest. The rest of it didn't do that much for me. On the plus side, it's 10 minutes in a taxi from AUH, where I often connect flights

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And for you greenies!

 

Smart Car World!

Which is ironic because Smart cars get worse gas mileage than a Prius.

 

I hope the park hangs on. As cheesy as V12 and the Speed of Magic look, they really seem like high-quality attractions in a high-quality park. Same goes with, of course, Formula Rossa.

 

Maybe they should have a "limited" number of attractions open some days and the full lineup open other days. Seems like it would save them some money.

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