Thrills and Spills at Ferrari World | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Sep 25, 2012

Thrills and Spills at Ferrari World

If you have been reading my blog posts, then you probably know how gutsy my husband is. On his birthday, I wanted him to have his kind of fun, that includes adventure, speed and thrill. I can't afford to buy him a Ferrari or let him test-drive one, so I bought tickets to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi instead.  

Ed in Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi



Honestly, all I know is that Ferrari is just a flashy red car. If not for Ed, Ferrari World is the theme park I would probably skip. In my thoughts, cars and speedy park rides are for boys. A girly girl like me would feel out of place in a park with a masculine concept. But days before our visit, he was already ecstatic, that made me excited as well.      
Lady in Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi is the world's largest indoor theme park. It is situated beside the F1 circuit at Yas Island. The theme park can be easily identified from the main road due to it's red roof with a big Ferrari logo. Regular entrance fee is 225AED. Since it's been my habit to check on discounts and promotions regularly (as in everyday... yes, I'm that crazy!), I found a deal in a website for 2 park tickets with an overnight stay at Radisson Blu for only 600AED.  That was the best deal I've ever purchased so far. 
Ed posing in Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

We arrived at the park at 11am. Because Ed was too excited to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world, we headed to Formula Rossa immediately. 
Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Formula Rossa looks simple, no loops and twists. The thrill of the ride is on its speed at 240km/hr. The riders have to wear protective goggles for safety reasons. 
Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Wherever we go, there's always the Ferrari logo. 
Ferrari Logo everywhere in Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi


The Galleria Ferrari: A museum of Ferrari cars
All types of Ferrari from past to present were on display, along with its history.  
The Galleria Ferrari at Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Now I know, Ferrari is not just a red car.
 It comes in different shades too. Hahaha! I'm not a car enthusiast, forgive me. 
Cars in Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Bell Italia
We took a little tour around  miniature Italy on a blue Ferrari.Bell Italia at Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi


We had our lunch at Rosticceria Modena. The restaurant serves Arabian and Italian cuisines.We had roasted chicken served Arabic style. We also had macaroni and cheese and meat pizza pocket with distinct Italian flavour. Food at Ferrari World are quite expensive, the half chicken was at 65AED, macaroni and cheese at 35AED and pizza pocket at 25AED. 
Rosticceria Modena Restaurant at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

While taking a break after lunch, I noticed how artistic the park's benches are.

lighted and colorful 
colorful bench at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

giant wires
Giant Wire bench at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

metal and classic
Mettalic and Classic bench at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Speed of Magic
This is the ride I can tolerate. On 4D simulator, we had an adventure through the jungle, desert and mountains. It's not extreme, but seems like it!
Speed of Magic at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Made in Maranello
I think this attraction is made for me. We took a journey at a Ferrari Factory and saw how the prestigious car is intricately made. Now I know how special the Ferrari is. 
made in Marinello at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Fiorano GT Challenge
Another roller-coaster ride, but with a milder speed than the Formula Rossa. 
Fiorano GT Challenge at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi


Carnival Games and Ferrari Wold plush toys 
Games and Toys at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Ferrari Cars as wall-decors? Not bad!
Ferrari Wall Decor Cars at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

height check for the extreme rides
Height Check at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

G-Force
As much as I want to be at  highest point of Yas Island, I really don't like to be accelerated and dropped in a rush! G-Force ride is a big no for me. As usual, I sat on a bench and waited for Ed to be dropped from the tower. :)
G-Force at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Kart Zones for the kids
Kart Zone at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Kids in Kart Zone at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi


I skipped on rides but not on desserts! 
enjoying my small cup of Gelato  
Gelato at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

La Piazza
an area for shows at the center of the park 
La Piazza at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

We had fun watching Jason, the magician/comedian!
Jason the Magician at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

The Ferrari Store
A shop full of Ferrari goodies: shirts, shoes, tumblers, plush toys, candies... name it, they have it! 
The Ferrari Store at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi


At the end of the day, I found myself holding "I heart Ferrari World" balloons (not just because it's cute).  I was happy to know more about the flashy red car. I was delighted to see the Birthday Boy extremely thrilled. Ferrari World is impressive. We love it!

I love the Ferrari World Ballons

Location:
Ferrari World
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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