Ferrari’s latest theme park, Ferrari Land in Salou, Spain, officially opened to the public this week.
Ferrari Land, which is the result of an £855 million investment by Ferrari, is the world’s second Ferrari theme park after Ferrari World opened in Abu Dhabi in 2010. It has plans to build a third in China and is also looking at constructing one somewhere in the United States as well. Eventually, Ferrari will have erected a theme park in every major region it does business.
Ferrari land has something for everyone. If you’re a rollercoaster junkie there’s the intense ‘Red Force’, which is Europe’s largest and fastest rollercoaster. It rockets riders from 0-112 mph in five seconds before climbing 367-feet and dropping riders back down at around 119 mph. In addition to the coaster there’s F1 driving simulators, a Ferrari gallery and vintage and Ferrari automobiles galore. If you’re a Ferrari fan or a car enthusiast – this is your Disney World.
Ferrari Vice Chairman Piero Ferrari did the proverbial cutting of the ribbon at Ferrari Land on April 14th, pressing a large red button to symbolically open the park. Happy riding, roller coaster fans. Maybe we’ll see you there one day.