The World’s biggest indoor theme park starts the year with the opening of a big new Intamin made coaster – Flying Aces.
Finally, I had the chance to experienced it. Once under the huge red roof, I have also visited most of the other rides. Sit back, relax and enjoy this little tour.
View at the central “twister”
Different Ferrari cars displayed at the entrance plaza
The space is just enormous
New Karting Academy
So much space
View at the structure
Bell’Italia car ride
Theme Park opening dance
Countdown towards the opening
Map, ticket and ready to go
Ticket check point
Full view at the Entrance Plaza
The park is now undergoing major facelift to face the tough competition…soon to be open 4 theme parks in Dubai. ( 50min drive away )
New Italian theming is coming up and most importantly new rides are on its way ( more in PART 2 )
Wouldn’t be perfect without a fountain
Faux “romantic” clouds
This is actually quite lovely area
Entrance to the ride will be on the left
That clothes is actually moving from one side to the other
Italian Plaza will soon be busy
Animatronic cat on the wall
The main reason for my visit was of course the Flying Aces coaster. To experience the steepest lift hill and fly through the tallest ( 52m ) loop with a twist.
After long delay due to technical issues, the gate of the Hangar finally opened. I was happy to see one of the most detailed and themed queue line, easily comparable to best Universal’s or Disney attractions. The attention to detail, effects, sounds and different theming is excellent.
The queue line is designed as a walk thru country side with projections, TV’s behind the windows and ton’s of props, holographic projections, lots of rock work and fake greenery.
You will not see the coaster train until the very last minute, all you hear is just happy clapping and cheering. The last room has an instructional projection which in my opinion, is way too laud. The queue time was around 30min most of the day.
The ride itself takes off from an Airplane Hangar. You will be directly launched on to fast ascesing lift hill before the big drop towards the huge loop. “The Flight” is fantastic , smooth and quite long.
Well done Ferrari World.
Not open yet …
The ride viewed from outside deck
The track from a different angle
Proof…I was there 🙂
Anything what can fly away has to be placed in here
A Small Airplane in front of the main entrance
The Flying Aces seat
Train on a track
Open body restraints on the coaster train
Train leaving the station
⇒ For another great Flying Aces VIDEO click HERE
Let’s take a look at the other rides :
- Formula Rossa : the acceleration of 240km/h in under 5 seconds and 4.8Gs really does feel AMAZING! The queue line needs to be updated and the ride efficiency isn’t very good. Always longest waiting time from all the rides.
The actual train arriving into loading station
240km/h in 5 seconds
The track from viewing platform
Formula Rossa Coaster
Each “train” has a 3 cars
View at the outdoor track
Loading station with the control centre
Speed of Magic : Universal’s Transformer style ride, but without the Universal’s technology. 3D effects don’t work, projection is more like a video game and theming in between screen sequences badly painted.
No magic was happening in here
Viaggio in Italia : so much potential, but let down by poor quality projection and dripping water from the spray effect diffusers. The ride is identical to Soarin in Disney Epcot, but with Italy themed flight video.
Gliding hydraulic benches
Ride opens from 12noon…
Tyre Change comedy show
Auditorium for the Viva Ferrari Show
Viva Ferrari theatre
Kids play area
Another Kids area
Some “classic” games
Motion based simulator
There is plenty of clean washrooms around the park, free water fountains and helpful staff. I was very pleasantly surprised, every single member of staff was cheerful, friendly and made me feel welcome.
The entire huge space has many unused areas and a lot construction is currently happening, so expect some de-tours.
Restaurants around the park offers mostly Italian food, but International selection is easily available. Couple of nice coffee shops with cozy seating to relax and of course shops to purchase some “black horse” branded memorabilia.
Before you plan your visit check on the website if you favourite ride is open that day !
The Main Store
Something for everyone
This space needs something …
Seating area to relax
Nice comfy seating at Espresso Rosso
Sweets at Espresso Rosso
New Coffee shop
Enjoyable main,drink and dessert comes to 125 AED = 35 USD
Italian Restaurant Mamma Rosella
Mamma Rosella Menu
Pizza wasn’t good
Some of the selection
Big photo update about 2 upcoming rides in PART 2 … come czech back soon !
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