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Ooh, giant twisty spike? I like that.

 

Do we know if there will be another spike? Or do we suspect this will be like a modern version of Superman the Escape (aka Reverse Free Fall Coaster)?

 

One spike. Loading area kinda like Mr. Freeze.

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Turbo Track (Intamin shuttle) set to open March 27th, new driving simulator set to open in February, Mission Ferrari and a new attraction that will "go beyond Ferrari World boundaries" opening in summer, more family attractions coming in 2018

 

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/leisure/new-thrill-to-open-in-abu-dhabi-in-march-1.1966153

 

New thrill to open in Abu Dhabi in March

Published: 19:38 January 22, 2017

Gulf News

Sarvy Geranpayeh, Staff Reporter

 

A new rollercoaster will be opening at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi on March 27, developer Miral announced on Sunday.

 

“Turbo Track will open on 27th March. The ride’s tack is 180 metres and it will travel at speed of around 102 km/hr. Almost 600 tonnes of steel has been used on this track,” Mohammad Abdullah Al Zaabi, the Miral CEO told Gulf News.

 

“What I like about Turbo Track is that it’s the first ride [at Ferrari World] where you start inside, then you go all the way through a tunnel, then it takes you outside, it twists, and goes to height of about 62 meters, it will stop there for about two or three seconds with a nice view of Yas Island and the red roof [Ferrari World’s roof] and you come back,” Al Zaabi explained.

 

Al Zaabi added the ride is designed with both front facing and rear-facing seats to offer guests two unique experiences and it also includes a free fall sensation for riders.

 

The complexity of the ride’s infrastructure, which travels through a new tunnel and the theme park’s existing glass funnel roof, at one point had the design team and the developer doubt whether it could be built. Al Zaabi said the requirement to put a hole in the fragile funnel space frame structure had the team perplexed.

 

“Innovation is very important to us. Engineering this tunnel and opening the funnel itself was mission impossible initially,” said Al Zaabi.

 

Al Zaabi explained that every millimetre of the design had to be carefully calculated and reviewed and after consulting with engineers from around the world they finally reached a solution.

 

“The engineering is really fabulous. Credit goes to the engineers and the team that worked on this.”

 

The design team included Intamin Amusement Rides, rollercoaster specialists and creators of Formula Rosso and the Flying Aces, and AECOM, a global architectural and engineering firm.

 

“If you want to do something unique and deliver a unique experience there is always a challenge. But now we are done and we are very happy”

 

The other three attractions which are expected to open at the theme park this year include a Ferrari driving simulation planned to open in February, another “one of a kind” thrilling rollercoaster, and lastly an attraction that Al Zaabi said “will go beyond Ferrari World boundaries”, currently planned to open this summer.

 

“Today I can call it an all new Ferrari World. We had 24 attractions when we first opened the park and we will have 39 attractions by the end of the year, and next year we will have 43 attractions overall.”

 

Miral have invested around Dh700 million in the theme park’s expansion and 19 new attractions. Next year’s planned additions are mostly attractions for children.

 

Al Zaabi reiterated Miral’s goal to double the number of visitors to Yas Island from 24 million to 48 million by 2022 as part of Abu Dhabi’s vision to establish the emirate as a global tourism club with unique attractions and world class tourism.

 

In 2016 Miral announced plans to open a number of mega attractions on Yas Island including CLYMB, which will have the world’s widest indoor skydiving centre set to open in 2018, a Warner Bros theme park which is also planned to open in 2018 and Sea World Abu Dhabi by 2022.

 

“This is all under the main goal of diversifying Abu Dhabi economy and invest more in the tourism industry.”

 

Al Zaabi said that although the number of visitors to Yas Island for 2016 was not yet confirmed, early indications suggest that the figure had increased by about nice per cent from the previous year.

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Turbo Track (Intamin shuttle) set to open March 27th, new driving simulator set to open in February, Mission Ferrari and a new attraction that will "go beyond Ferrari World boundaries" opening in summer, more family attractions coming in 2018

 

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/leisure/new-thrill-to-open-in-abu-dhabi-in-march-1.1966153

 

Ugh! I'll be there Mid March, hopefully its open for a soft opening during that time, otherwise I may choose another park to visit. I'm only allowing for one day for an amusement park plus the water park. Anyone have suggestions on which amusement park I should be actually visiting?

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^Have you ever been to Ferrari World before? I wouldn't let this one attraction not being open stop you from visiting a really interesting park with at least two other big, good coasters.

 

Nope it's my first time in Dubai. Wasn't sure If I should go to another park since I'm only there for a short time and have one day planned for an amusement park.

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^Have you ever been to Ferrari World before? I wouldn't let this one attraction not being open stop you from visiting a really interesting park with at least two other big, good coasters.

 

Nope it's my first time in Dubai. Wasn't sure If I should go to another park since I'm only there for a short time and have one day planned for an amusement park.

 

Well, for starters, it isn't in Dubai. It's a 75-120 minute drive from Dubai depending on where you are in the city and what time of day it is. Meanwhile, there's IMG Worlds Of Adventure and the Dubai Parks and Resorts places, which are all very new and quite decent from all accounts.

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^Have you ever been to Ferrari World before? I wouldn't let this one attraction not being open stop you from visiting a really interesting park with at least two other big, good coasters.

 

Nope it's my first time in Dubai. Wasn't sure If I should go to another park since I'm only there for a short time and have one day planned for an amusement park.

 

Well, for starters, it isn't in Dubai. It's a 90-120 minute drive from Dubai depending on where you are in the city. Meanwhile, there's IMG Worlds Of Adventure and the Dubai Parks and Resorts places, which are all very new and quite decent from all accounts.

 

Yeah I know there is a distance between where I'm staying and Ferrari World but I'm so torn on which park to go to. If I was to go someplace else it would be IMG WOA, Ferrari World just still seems like the better choice. Dubai Parks and Resorts just seem like longer than a day and I'd be running around like crazy trying to do it all

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^It depends on what you care about. If you're just into the coasters you can easily do Ferrari and IMG in the same day. If you want to do more, then that's not really possible. I still believe in all of their current states Ferrari is still probably the closest to a full day park in the UAE. Motiongate will probably take that title once it's fully open.

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Ferrari is s great park. Dubai parks with motiongate Bollywood and legoland is less than one hour from Ferrari World. So it would be feasible to visit both in the day. At the moment Dubai parks and resorts are running an offer of just 295 dirhams for entry to all three parks.

 

As long as you're not there on the weekend it's perfectly feasible to do all three in one day.

 

 

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Honestly, that looks very underwhelming. The launch doesn't look that fast or intense, the ride is short, and the spike isn't that interesting. Mind you, an underwhelming Intamin is better than no Intamin, but I'd put this a solid last in the park behind Formula Rossa, Flying Aces, and Floriana GT Challenge. I think it'd be a great fit at a smaller park, but not here. Sorry to be negative.

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Honestly, that looks very underwhelming. The launch doesn't look that fast or intense, the ride is short, and the spike isn't that interesting. Mind you, an underwhelming Intamin is better than no Intamin, but I'd put this a solid last in the park behind Formula Rossa, Flying Aces, and Floriana GT Challenge. I think it'd be a great fit at a smaller park, but not here. Sorry to be negative.

 

I can see where you're going with that...

 

TBH, I think they were better off keeping the drop tower (or build a new one by Intamin)

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