We have already seen the name Ferrari with a range of paraphernalia, from laptops to sunglasses to segways. Now, the Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari and real estate developer Aldar Properties are taking on Disneyland with the Ferrari's very own theme park. A Foundation Stone Ceremony was held lately in Abu Dhabi to officially announce the start of construction of one of the most multi-dimensional and hotly-awaited themed entertainment attractions in the world, the Ferrari Theme Park. The 250,000 square meter (62-acre) park will open its doors to visitors in the year 2009. A large portion of desert on the island of Yas will be reclaimed and will boast 24 attractions, including a 70-metre high G-Force Tower and the world's first F1-branded twin rollercoaster ride.
Other attractions include multi-format high tech theatres, sophisticated driving schools, Ferrari automotive displays, participatory learning centers, and roller coasters. Moreover, there will be a motor racing circuit designed to host the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009, posh hotels, apartments, villas, a golf course, marina, and a range of restaurants and shops.
The incredible project is going to cost around £300 million. Ferrari seems to have gone too far its bastion of making sports cars. via CarMagazine / TrendHunter