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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opens Turbo Track ‘mega rollercoaster’

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opens Turbo Track ‘mega rollercoaster’
March 31, 2017

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has opened its highly-anticipated rollercoaster Turbo Track.

A first for the indoor theme parks, Turbo Track  launches guests from inside the park at 102 kilometres per hour through the park’s central glass funnel, propelling them vertically through the iconic red roof to the highest point on Yas Island at 64 metre, before they experience hair-raising zero gravity as they plummet vertically back down.

Requiring major structural changes made to the building fabric to accommodate it, the new rollercoaster is expected to draw new ‘mega rollercoaster’ enthusiasts to the attraction, broadening its market.

The ride burst into life at a high-profile, inaugural event this week attended by members of the Abu Dhabi royal family, dignitaries and distinguished guests.

Welcoming the new ride, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi General Manager Jesse Vargas stated “Turbo Track isn’t just a rollercoaster; it’s an experience that combines the passion rooted in Ferrari’s traditions and values, with the excitement of a unique thrill ride. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is going to be the location for mega rollercoaster enthusiasts all over the world.”

The official ride opening took place in true Ferrari World Abu Dhabi style, as guests enjoyed a heart-pounding live performance inspired by the story of the ride. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s latest attraction then welcomed its inaugural riders.

Mohamed Al Zaabi, Chief Executive of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi owner Miral, added “we are very proud to announce the launch of Turbo Track at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

“With this new ride, we have expanded the theme park’s portfolio to 37 rides & attractions creating unmatched experiences to local and global visitors.

“This new development reflects our commitment to continuously invest in new attractions that support our efforts in making Yas Island an unrivaled destination for leisure and entertainment.”

Turbo Track becomes the third ride to be launched at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in the last 12 months. 

Images (from top): Guest enjoy the Turbo Track, the new ride's launch platform and the ride rises above the roof of  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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