Ferrari World theme park’s soft opening indefinitely delayed

It’s not a great day to be a self-professed Tifosi, is it?

The long-awaited opening of the Ferrari World, which was scheduled to be today, has been indefinitely delayed as a sign of mourning over the death of Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Emir of Ras al-Khaimah.

While some fans are not too pleased with the decision made by Ferrari World’s directors, others seem to understand the sensitivity of the circumstances. If you take a look at Ferrari World’s facebook page, it is inundated with comments for and against the delay. One commenter stated, "Personally, I don’t blame them for the decision, which I am sure was the correct and respectful one" while another said, "With the height of respect to the Sheikh, it’s slightly mad to completely postpone the opening by a week at a few hours notice...."

Hit the jump for more information on Ferrari World and check to out the newly released video.

When the park does open its doors, we are sure everyone will feel that it was worth the wait. Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is considered as the world’s largest indoor theme park that features over 20 rides and attractions, including Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster that has a top speed of over 150 mph. In addition, the theme park also has a dueling roller coaster ride called the Fiorano GT Challenge; G-Force, a tower ride that shoots riders 203 feet into the air before gravity takes over; Made in Maranello, a virtual field tour around the famed Ferrari production plant in Italy; and V12, a ride that lets you explore the inner workings of a Ferrari engine.

Tickets are priced at $61 for visitors over five feet tall while kids’ tickets priced at $45. The theme park is also offering premium tickets that give visitors access to a number of perks and benefits, including invitations to a number of exclusive lounges in the area. Prices for this type of ticket is $102 for visitors over five feet tall and $74 for the kids. When the park does open its doors, it will be open from Tuesdays to Sundays beginning at 12 noon everyday.

Check out the new video for Ferrari World, but keep in mind, although the video will say the grand opening is October 28th, that date has been postponed

Source: Independent

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  (387) posted on 10.29.2010

The place looks pretty impressive... Makes the NASCAR Hall of Fame look like an outhouse. Definitely wouldn’t mind checking it out.

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