April 2017: Ferrari will inaugurate its first European amusement park, the “Ferrari Land” at PortAventura, a resort near Barcelona.
It promises to give motorsports fans, particularly F1 enthusiasts, the chance to experience emotions which were only known to F1 drivers, such as going from 0 to 180 kph (112 mph) in 5 seconds.
Its rollercoaster, which will be Europe’s fastest and tallest, will subject the participants to 1,35 G, making them reach a height of 112m, making them dive towards the ground immediately after.
The prices have yet to be announced, but will certainly fall short to those at Ferrari’s park in Abu Dhabi, where single day tickets can be purchased from 68 to 128€ (59 to 111£).
Everything indicates that the admission fee will be similar to the prices of PortAventura Park, where a day costs 45€ (56£).
Seven curiosities about Ferrari Land:
- Distance: the vertical accelerator will have a length of 880m, taking 180 seconds to finish its distance at lightning speed.
- Acceleration: the vertical accelerator goes from 0 to 180 kph (112 mph) in 5 seconds, which is the equivalent of 1,35 G.
- Colour: the main attraction is in Rosso Corsa, Ferrari’s exclusive colour.
- Scudettos: Ferrari Land is ornamented with 3 enormous scudettos, the very same used by Ferrari in its F1 cars, with 12 x 9 meters and 9 tonnes (18000 lbs).
- F1 Box: Ferrari has recreated an F1 box, which will work as a waiting spot and as an access path to the vertical accelerator.
- Passengers: the vertical accelerator will have 3 parts and it will move 1,200 passengers per hour.
- Height: with 115 metres of height, it’s Europe’s tallest rollercoaster.