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Did I understand this correctly: They dont know where this will be built? Either a stand alone venue or somehow attached to the Port Aventura Theme Park?

 

There is new information from Pafans about this (spanish)

http://www.pafans.com/actualidad/2014/portaventura-tendra-un-nuevo-parque-y-un-hotel-de-ferrari-en-2016-90438/

 

Este nuevo parque estará situado en el espacio del actual parking sur de PortAventura, y tendrá un tamaño similar a Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

 

Translated: the park will be located in what is now the south parking of the park. The size will be similar of Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

 

El primer hotel temático de Ferrari del mundo

 

La otra gran novedad será el nacimiento del primer hotel temático Ferrari, dentro del resort de PortAventura. Un hotel de lujo de 5 estrellas con 250 habitaciones, restaurantes, tiendas y unas amplias áreas de simuladores de coches de carreras.

 

Este nuevo hotel se situará en un espacio entre el Hotel Caribe y al Centro de Convenciones de PortAventura, junto a la carretera de acceso al Hotel PortAventura.

 

Ferrari's worlds first themed hotel. A luxury 5* hotel with 250 rooms, restaurants, shops, and with big areas of racing cars simulators. The new hotel will be located in an area between Hotel Caribe and PortAventura's Convention Centre, near to the road who gives access to Hotel PortAventura.

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Surprising! There where some rumours about a big announcement yesterday... but this is totally unexpected!

 

They don't say anything about if it will be independt (as the water park is) or not. I would prefer it to be independent: Port Aventura is about new worlds, discovering, adventure, cultures... I wouldn't like it to be part of the park. It has no sense with the theming of exploring. That original idea has been a little bit forgotten with so many investors.

 

Great news, anyway!

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Port Aventura invest 100 million in a new Ferrari theme park

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Official Release: http://www.ferrari.com/english/about_ferrari/corporate/Pages/140312-ferrari-land-to-be-developed-in-spain.aspx

 

Ferrari Land to be developed in Spain

 

Maranello, 13th March

 

PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U., a subsidiary of Investindustrial, has signed a licencing agreement with Ferrari to build Ferrari Land, a new Prancing Horse theme park, inside the PortAventura resort and theme park outside Barcelona in Spain.

 

Ferrari Land will cover 75,000 square metres and include a variety of new and exciting attractions for Prancing Horse enthusiasts of all ages, including Europe’s highest and fastest vertical accelerator. An opportunity for the whole family to experience and discover the world of Ferrari.

 

More good news is that the first Ferrari-themed hotel is also to be built inside PortAventura and will be a luxury five-star establishment with 250 rooms, restaurants and a driving simulator.

 

The project will involve an overall investment of 100 million euro and the Ferrari theme park itself officially opens in 2016. PortAventura already welcomes 4,000,000 visitors a year, of whom 50% come from outside Spain.

 

Ferrari Land occupy 75,000 square meters and will have new attractions and hotel

 

 

Port Aventura invest 100 million euros in the construction of a new area dedicated to Ferrari, which will provide the license. It will be called Ferrari Land, will be located in the resort and the park is yet to be defined whether this will be a theme park with own access (as with the water park) or be part of the rest of the complex. The new area is the result of an agreement signed today between Ferrari and Investindustrial Bonomi, the owner of the company premises.

 

The park will be the second Tarragona area dedicated to Ferrari in a leisure complex, after having in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Ferrari World . According to forecasts of the park, will be open in 2016. The Ferrari Land fit an area of ​​75,000 square meters and will have new attractions inspired by the Prancing Horse and designed for all ages. In a statement, Port Aventura ensures that among these attractions appear "the highest and most rapid vertical accelerator in Europe." Besides the park, in the new area which will also be "the first Ferrari theme hotel", five stars and 250 rooms, restaurants, shops and "broad areas of race car simulators," the statement said.

 

Opened in late 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi park covers an area of ​​200,000 square meters (86,000 of them covered) located next to the Yas Marina circuit. In his inauguration attended the Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who gave the first round to the Formula Rossa rollercoaster, which is the icon of the park. Andrea Perrone, managing director of Brand Ferrari (the company that controls the activities related to the brand), says as long as Port Aventura note that after the success of the park in the UAE, the brand had received "many requests for build new parks "and if they have opted for the complex of Tarragona is for their" strength "and" the opportunity to bring the spirit of Ferrari to Spain, where we have many fans and supporters. " Perrone also highlights the opportunity that the new park will "strengthen the brand Ferrari in Europe."

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Port Aventura recalls in his note that Ferrari has been ranked for the second year in February as the most valuable brand in the world ranking in the Global 500 Report and Port Aventura has been considered the second "major resort destination in Europe and the first of Mediterranean ". Port Aventura annually receives four million visitors, half foreign tourists. The resort has invested 125 million euros since 2009 in the playpen as enlargements SésamoAventura, Shambhala coaster (the highest in Europe) or Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. The new fairground Tarragona would add to the leisure with which promoters have BCN World project to support its future complex of hotels, casinos, leisure and shopping.

 

Text is automaticly translated from here (source)

- http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2014/03/13/catalunya/1394711022_331793.html

 

Additional information from Pafans (spanish source)

http://www.pafans.com/actualidad/2014/portaventura-tendra-un-nuevo-parque-y-un-hotel-de-ferrari-en-2016-90438/

 

The park will be located in what is now the south parking of the park. The size will be similar of Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

 

Ferrari's worlds first themed hotel.

 

A luxury 5* hotel with 250 rooms, restaurants, shops, and with big areas of racing cars simulators. The new hotel will be located in an area between Hotel Caribe and PortAventura's Convention Centre, near to the road who gives access to Hotel PortAventura.

 

Additional artworks from PortAventura (via ParquePlaza):

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I'm quite pleased that:

In a statement, Port Aventura ensures that among these attractions appear "the highest and most rapid vertical accelerator in Europe."

Now, I wonder (given that they ensure it will exist) how tall they're going for. The tallest one in Europe right now is Stealth which is only about 200 feet. But if the rendering is minimally accurate it should be more like KK or TTD due to the structure with those triangles. I can't wait!!!!

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I'd be interested to see a version of the accelerator that is in the 300' spectrum. It might allow for the use of LSMs instead of a cable launch, and could prove to be a more efficient iteration of the ride. Either way, this combined with the newer lapbar design should be awesome! Really cool addition to an already epic park.

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This looks fantastic! Especially with the drop tower on on the support structure. Any information on how high the Accelerator might be?

Now I know this might be really nerdy and I have now idea how accurate the rendering is but the tower has those triangular shaped supports like TTD and KK. I counted 8 triangles on TTD and eight plus something on KK

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On this one I think I can count 7 but I'm not sure. If so, it should leave it slightly smaller than those two which would still be great (especially with intamin's new lapbars)

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So excited that there will finally be enough to justify another TPR Spain Trip! We had a blast in 2007 and can't wait to take everyone there again once this is all confirmed!!

 

You can sign me up! I've been wanting to hit Spain ever since I read TPR's reports from that trip.

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I go away for 1 day and you go crazy and announce something like this, wtf PA?

 

 

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to it. Looking at the images, personally I think the accelerator will be in the ball park of 350 - 400 foot. When is this looking to be completed by?

 

edit: nevermind, I read through the announcement a bit more thoroughly.

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Based on where the new area will be built, I think it will be separate from the main park. The Hotel Port Aventura is directly in the way of the new area connecting to the main park.

 

Red: Ferrari Land

Yellow: Hotel Port Aventura

Blue: Hotel Caribe

Green: PortAventura's Convention Center

 

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^So what will happen to the parking lot? Is that area not needed?

 

Based on the art, which is almost never accurate, there will still be parking left, outside of the red area in the pic. But I don't know anything about their parking needs. And there's a lot of open land in that area, maybe they will just add more parking somewhere else.

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Because the southern carpark is PA's main carpark for the high season, I can't imagine it will be it's own separate area. I reckon they will try to incorporate some sort of transition into it from the Mediterranean part of the park.

 

Judging by the art, it looks like the hotel is going to be about here

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Judging by the art, it looks like the hotel is going to be about here

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Wow Port Aventura us breaking their own record that they just broke in 2012. I personally think Shambala will be better than an accelerator coaster but that will still be a good addition. This coaster will also make Port Aventura the coaster capital of Europe for sure. I can't wait for more details and the flat rides to be announced.

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