Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Beats Disney to World’s Leading Theme Park Title

For the first time since it opened its doors in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been recognized as World’s Leading Theme Park by the World Travel Awards, aka the Oscars of the travel and hospitality industry.
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Disney may be the happiest place on earth, but it’s Ferrari World that’s “leading.” The ceremony where the large indoor theme park, home of the fastest roller-coaster in the world, was finally awarded the much coveted title took place at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, capital of Oman.

General manager Bianca Sammut was present at the festivities and accepted the accolade on behalf of Ferrari World, Breaking Travel News reports. “We are extremely excited and honored to take home an award from the respected World Travel Awards,” Sammut said.

“With Ferrari World Abu Dhabi celebrating its ten incredible years in 2020, being named as the World’s Leading Theme Park is proof that we continue to innovate and deliver the highest level of entertainment to guests looking for that Ferrari feeling,” Sammut added.

The winners were established by public voting. This means that they’re a clear reflection of popular taste and not determined by some committee that doesn’t know what the people like. As is the case of the actual Oscars, for instance.

Ferrari World is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and the place where the spirit of Ferrari is accessible to all visitors, regardless of their age. Kids and adults alike will find something fun to do, whether it’s karting or watching a movie, taking part in an immersive experience and simulators, or riding one of the now world-famous roller coasters, or even changing tires on an F1 car against the clock.

The highlight of the park is Formula Rossa, officially the world’s fastest roller-coaster, which sees riders accelerate from 0 to 150 mph in just 5 seconds, and ultimately experiencing a G-force of 4.8. How’s that for getting into the Ferrari spirit?

Flying Aces is another famous and record-breaking roller-coaster ride. Other thrilling experiences include Turbo Track, Karting Academy, Benno’s Great Race, Driving Experience, Junior Training Camp, and the Fiorano GT Challenge.

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