According to my friends at autoblog:
Ferrari has grown from a racing team to one of the most recognized brand names in the world over the past few decades, and after targeting the likes of McLaren and Renault on the race track, Ferrari is setting its sights on Disney with its latest project. As we’ve reported before, the sheiks of Abu Dhabi – who happen to own part of Ferrari – are preparing to begin construction of the Ferrari World theme park. More details are emerging and it’s our pleasure to bring you the latest on what promises to be the biggest automotive attraction in the world.
Ferrari World, as it has now been revealed, will include some 24 attractions. Among them will be an F1-themed roller-coaster with two tracks that will race one grid of cars against the other. There’ll also be a 70-meter high g-force tower, go kart and dune buggy racing and some sort of pitlane experience.
The project is being built on the Yas Island development, along with the new FIA-spec race track that will host the recently-announced Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, plus beaches, night clubs, restaurants, premium stores, luxury hotels, condos, two marinas, a golf course, a polo field and equestrian facilities.
It may be a bit too soon to start packing your bags – the doors aren’t scheduled to open until 2009 – but freeing up your vacation time in advance wouldn’t be premature.