Disneyland? Schmisneyland! Alton Towers? Rubbish! Thorpe Park? Don’t make me laugh. The ideal theme park would be based on, ooh, red Italian Formula 1 cars. And whaddya know, Ferrari is opening its own theme park in 2009.
However, it’s not based in Italy. Instead, the 250,000 square-metre park will be located in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Expect high-tech cinemas, driving schools, all manner of Ferrari exhibits, and “food and entertainment”. Oh, and enormous rollercoasters, obviously.
What’s more, the theme park will also contain a full race circuit, which will actually be used for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix in 2009. Which is a bit harsh on the other F1 teams, making them race round a course in the middle of Ferrari’s theme park. By then, of course, LewisHamiltonland will have opened near Stevenage. Possibly.