The Tifosi are trembling. Ferrari World has announced the opening date, as well as ticket prices, for its Abu Dhabi-based theme park. Get your plane tickets and pack your bags, because gates open October 27th, 2010 at 7PM. Standard tickets cost 225 United Arab Emirate Dirhams (about $61 USD) for visitors over five feet tall, and 165 AED (about $45 USD) for shorter folks. Premium tickets, which provide access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments as well as other as-yet unannounced benefits, cost 375 AED (about $102 USD) for the five foot and up crowd or 270 AED ($74 USD) for more diminutive Ferrari aficionados.
Both ticket levels provide unlimited access to all rides and attractions. Note that the October opening is considered a soft launch, and only exterior features will be available to visitors. A full-blown grand opening will follow this December, when the full park will open up to the public.
[Source: Ferrari World via Motor Trend]
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Announces Opening Plans
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has revealed its launch plans of the world's largest indoor theme park with an opening celebration a day earlier than anticipated.
- Standard ticket: $61.26 USD for adults/$44.92 for children
- Premium ticket: $102.10 USD for adults/$73.51 for children
- Premium ticket includes access to exclusive lounge with refreshments
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will open to the public for the first time, starting at seven o'clock in the evening on Wednesday 27th October 2010. Guests will be able to experience a wide variety of rides and attractions and join in the special festivities with shows, dedicated entertainment and free souvenirs.
"We are excited to open our doors to the public earlier than previously anticipated, on Wednesday 27th October 2010 and we look forward to welcoming many guests to mark this historic day," said Claus Frimand, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. "This will be the beginning of an exciting Inaugural Period, with the start of operations at the world's first Ferrari theme park."
"The Inaugural Period will continue throughout November, leading up to a Grand Opening in December with the official launch of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi," he added.
During Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Inaugural Period, families and racing fans will be able to experience the legendary Ferrari passion, history and culture through various rides and attractions, in addition to unique shopping and dining experiences. From the world's fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa; the region's first dueling roller coaster, Fiorano GT Challenge and the 4-D experience inside Speed of Magic; Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will offer a truly amazing experience for every member of the family.
Ticket prices range from AED 225 for guests above 1.5m, and AED 165 for visitors below 1.5m. Guests can upgrade their experience with a Premium Ticket, which will give them priority on all attractions and access to an exclusive lounge with refreshments, as well as other benefits. Premium Tickets cost AED 375 for guests above 1.5m and AED 270 for visitors below 1.5m. All tickets provide unlimited use of rides and attractions inside Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The park will be operating on a six-day a week schedule from Tuesday to Sunday, welcoming visitors from 12 noon each day.
"Our operations team of nearly 850 dedicated staff is currently conducting comprehensive ride testing," added Frimand. "They have all successfully completed extensive training programs on safety procedures and are passionately working round the clock as we count down the days to the Public Opening date."
"We are on schedule to open the park with a wide selection of rides and attractions. We have managed to turn one of the world's most exclusive brands into an extraordinary experience which families and fans will come back for time and time again," concluded Frimand.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will feature many Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions that range from speed thrill rides to the world's most advanced simulators and family-friendly attractions.