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I never have found anyone who's ridden Formula Rossa, thank goodness for TPR!

I've wondered, how good is that ride exactly?

 

Launch must be insane, but then it's slowed down to 65 (I believe) and the ride looks really long and drawn out. Like it should be smaller or traveling faster. So how is it TPR?

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The launch, if it's doing the full speed launch, is truly amazing. My rides were all in the Summer, so it was essentially like being in a convection oven with super hot, thick, air blowing by, which lessened the ride experience. It's all about speed, and there is a lot, but it's all through swooping turns, and doesn't offer much air, or laterals, and none of the great twisty hills like on Intimidator 305, or the mega lites.

 

It truly is a one trick pony, but it's an impressive trick.

 

-R

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http://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/en-gb/media-centre/press-releases/ferrari-world-abu-dhabi-announces-move-to-seven-day-operations.aspx

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi returned to ATM for the third year running announcing plans to move to a seven-day operational model later this year.

 

The world’s largest indoor and only Ferrari-branded themed park arrived all revved up to showcase to the regional and global travel industry the unique leisure offering it adds to the UAE’s premiere leisure hotspot, Yas Island.

 

“There’s been a growing demand for a continuous entertainment offering and the appeal of Yas Island as a leisure destination is now even higher,” said Andy Keeling, Park Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

 

“With its combination of two mega theme parks, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, a wide range of excellent hotels, a world-class golf course, a racing circuit and a concert arena hosting world class musical events, Yas Island has really upped its entertainment portfolio.

 

“To meet this growing demand, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – which normally closes on Mondays - will be open every day starting in the fourth quarter of 2013, making us a 365-day-a-year operation. We are sure that visitors, as well as representatives from the travel industry, will find this an even better proposition that takes our proven success story further,” Keeling said.

 

He added that the Park has established itself as a must-visit attraction in the UAE since it began operations in 2010. Over the course of 2012, the Park enhanced its entertainment offering even further with several new rides and attractions drawing in more crowds.

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi participates at ATM 2013 from May 6th-9th as part of the Yas Island stand at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions designed to inspire guests of all ages to find their drive, test their threshold for thrills and emerge winners. With state-of-the-art multi-sensory attractions such as Viaggio in Italia and Speed of Magic, to truly spine-tingling rides such as Formula Rossa and G-Force, fun family rides such as Fiorano GT Challenge and Bell’ Italia, hearty Italian restaurants such as Mamma Rossella, at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi guests are sure to have a memorable experience.

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I'll be going there on sunday June 15th.

Anyone have any experience with the crowds on a sunday, and the current operations at Formula Rossa, are they slow in loading the trains? If I remember correctly Friday and Saturday is the weekend over there, and Sunday is a regular working day. So crowds should be no problem I guess?

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Hi.

 

Sunday should be fine. I would get there for park opening and ride rossa first. I was there last Wednesday and they were only running one train but the wye was no more than 15 mins. They were dispatching very well with around 4 mins between launches.

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The park has announced a major expansion:

 

• 7 new rides coming in the next 3 years, including record-breaking ones

• 3 existing rides will be enhanced

• street entertainment and seasonal shows

• a more Italian atmosphere

 

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has revealed that it is undertaking a major expansion programme, with plans to introduce new rides, enhance existing ones and enhance retail and F&B offerings.

 

The theme park in Yas Island will add seven new “iconic” rides, including some that will have an “est” element (fastest / biggest/ largest), revealed Jesse Vargas, general manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The park already houses Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster with a top speed of 240km/h.

 

The new rides will increase the park’s capacity by a minimum of 40 per cent, he said, refusing to divulge details about the current capacity.

 

Three of the existing 20 rides will also be enhanced and will undergo a “significant change,” said Vargas. “When you come and see it, it will almost be like a new experience all over again.”

 

Apart from the new rides, the theme park is also planning to introduce street entertainment and seasonal shows. The retail side including the F&B and merchandising sections will also be revamped, with new options set to enter the park.

 

Vargas also confirmed that the ambience will be re-themed in certain areas to bring in more Italian elements, reflecting Ferrari’s roots.

 

Another aspect of the expansion will be the introduction of new technologies to reduce the time spent waiting in queues.

 

“These days people are much more demanding of their time and they want to make sure that their time is well spent – they don’t want to feel like you [the park] are causing them any delays,” he said.

 

“So we are addressing that with innovative never-before-done initiatives that will, in many ways, make the wait-time not just short but almost erase it altogether.”

 

The expansion process has just started and is expected to be fully completed in three years. The first phase is slated to be ready by the end of this year, and should be operational by 2015, confirmed Vargas. Investment figures were not revealed.

 

Ticket prices will remain the same at present, but may be increased in the future, he added. A general admission ticket currently costs Dhs240 for adults and Dhs195 for children below 1.3m. A premium admission ticket, which allows fast track access to rides, costs Dhs440 and Dhs365 respectively.

 

Owned by the Abu Dhabi government and managed and operated by Farah Leisure Parks Management, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opened in November 2010.

 

http://gulfbusiness.com/2014/06/ferrari-world-major-expansion-plans-7-new-rides/#.U6lWFfmSx8E

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Nice to hear that.

• 3 existing rides will be enhanced

When I first read this I though: "Give formula rossa a 500 ft tall tophat!!" but then I remembered they have a height limit, don't they?

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^I guess if they wanted the longest coaster it would have been formula rossa with fewer trims after the launch because you would need either a really fast coaster (which is achieved with a fast launch which they already have or a big drop which they can't) or dozens of lifts which would be quite weird, I guess.

I'm just keeping my expectations low and assuming they won't be "big" records (but maybe I'm wrong).

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I was at Ferrari World last week on a stopover flight.

The drop tower g-force was closed down and didn't look like it would reopen any time soon.

It is also removed from the park map, and all signs in the park were also removed.

So maybe it's one of the rides that will be updated?

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