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Ferrari World Discussion Thread

Postby Captain Jack » Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:54 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything about Ferrari World, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion.

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Below are some links to past announcements and updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2005
November 16th, 2005 - Project based around the Ferrari brand is announced (SEE BELOW)

2008
May 23rd, 2008 - Ground has been broken and concepts

2009
July 21st, 2009 - Construction Update
November 8th, 2009 - Construction Update

2010
February 23rd, 2010 - list of attractions released
May 6th, 2010 - Specs for Formula Rossa issued via press release
June 4th, 2010 - First time the press is only inside for a press conference
June 20th, 2010 - 100 Days Before opening park releases details on more rides
August 15th, 2010 - Formula Rossa pull through
November 4th, 2010 - Press release from opening day

2011
January 15th, 2011 - Park is sold to Abu Dhabi
May 10th, 2011 - Ferrari World to launch annual pass program
December 10th, 2011 - Park makes budget cuts, reduces hours, lays off 100 workers

2012
September 17th, 2012 - New live show to debut at Ferrari World in September
November 14th, 2012 - New family ride coming to the park soon!

2013
May 26th, 2013 - Park moves to a seven day operation later this year!

2014
June 24th, 2014 - Expansion announced
September 24th, 2014 - New and updated shows announced for October!
November 12th, 2014 - Ferrari World teases about new rides


2015
April 25th, 2015 - Ferrari World is adding three coasters
May 5th, 2015 - Flying Aces announced
September 23, 2015 - coaster construction photos
October 14th, 2015 - construction photos

2017
January 23rd, 2017 - revised opening date for 2017 attractions

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Ferrari and ALDAR Properties signed an exclusive agreement to develop a themed project which is an innovative Ferrari Concept in Abu Dhabi. The project will be based themed around the prestigious and renowned Ferrari brand.

His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Jean Todt, General Manager Ferrari, Mr Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Chairman ALDAR Properties, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nayhan, Chairman Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

The development will provide entertainment for the whole family and the initial concept envisages a race track, numerous rides and attractions, an opportunity to allow visitors to learn the story and history of Ferrari, to participate in Ferrari motoring activities, and to experience the Ferrari brand also through virtual simulations. Another important feature of the facility will be an advanced and sophisticated circuit where tests and driving courses will be organized, as well as races. The concept will also include hotels, retail, residential and hospitality elements embracing the design ethics of the Ferrari brand.

ALDAR's Chairman Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh said: "Mubadala Development company's purchase of Ferrari shares earlier this year allowed ALDAR an opportunity to forge a relationship with one of the world's leading brands."

Mr Al Sayeghadded: "we have commenced our design program, so that we can launch the development to the world very early next year. The development will then be constructed on a fast track program, targeting a public opening in 2008."

Ferrari's General Manager Jean Todt said: "The site will be an important attraction for fans and car lovers worldwide, whilst the structures for sporting and driving activities will have a special appeal for all Ferrari enthusiasts and drivers".


http://www.gowealthy.com/realestate/news/620/detail.asp
Link above for the article.

And yes. They are serious.
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Postby momo1tx » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:04 pm

I actually think it sounds pretty cool.

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Postby coasterlover420 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:07 pm

awesome!
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Postby MARK » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:15 pm

It'd be cool if they got the fastest, (probably not the tallest; I don't think it fits with the racing theme) caoster in the world.

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Postby Captain Jack » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:19 pm

Don't get me wrong...but there is only so much you can revolve around a racing theme. Hotels themed to Ferrari's, restaurant's themed to Ferrari's, attractions themed to Ferrari's, etc. It will become a little repititous, however they have the money to make it outstanding. If you think about it this way, if they split the theme park into sections or "lands" or different time eras. Ferrari and the world in the 20's, the 60's, the future, etc. Should be interesting...and I believe the article said open by 2008!

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Postby phazan » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:50 pm

MARK wrote:It'd be cool if they got the fastest, (probably not the tallest; I don't think it fits with the racing theme) caoster in the world.


ttd???

also, how would they make the fastest coaster without making it tall? and, not every new theme park is going to have coasters!

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Postby Scaparri » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:07 pm

That is awesome! For those of you who don't know, I'm a huge race fan (I often incorporate amusement parks with races) so this along with the previously announced F1 park are just the neatest things to me.

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Postby dubaidave » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:19 pm

sounds great, but why Abu Dhabi, its not exactly the nicest place in the UAE.

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Postby DragonKhan » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:45 am

phazan wrote:
MARK wrote:It'd be cool if they got the fastest, (probably not the tallest; I don't think it fits with the racing theme) caoster in the world.

also, how would they make the fastest coaster without making it tall?


Make it launched? Dodonpa was the fastest for a long time, but wasn't the tallest. Personally I'd LOVE to see somethin like Rita just much bigger and faster!

Does this park get a coaster? Maybe. Chances are pretty good I'd say. Or at least a very fast ride.
But only Ferrari? I think I'm gonna see too much red there...
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Postby coastered » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:12 pm

When Ferrari is serieus. I think This will be the first coaster in the park.
The new Maurer Sohne launched coaster, with x-car coaches.
Here are some pics from that coaster.
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As you see, the coaches are already Ferrari F1 themed. But they are missing the big rear wing and the wheels, just like TTD had in the begining. And the station could have a paddock theming.
But on the Maurer Sohne website, i can't find any info on that launched coaster.

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