World’s Fastest Roller Coaster Opens at Ferrari World

For those roller coaster enthusiasts looking for the next thrill ride, you are going to have to travel a bit farther this time. Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is now the destination to ride the world’s fastest roller coaster at the recently opened Ferrari World.

Ferrari World is the world’s largest indoor theme park. It covers over 124 square miles as a whole, and over 53 square miles indoors, according to their website . The park is geared toward children and adults and offers more than 20 Ferrari inspired rides.

Most of the guests who came to the “soft opening” of the park were there to experience the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa roller coaster. Yahoo reported the coaster reaches a maximum speed of 150 mph in less than four seconds and riders experience the force of 1.7 Gs when they are pinned to their seat as they are launched on to the track.

The Formula Rossa takes riders on a 1.2 mile track that starts inside the theme park and then out into the desert as it rises over 170 ft into the sky.Thrill-seeking riders are required to wear goggles because of the sand and dust in the desert. The roller coaster uses a hydraulic system to propel the car and its riders along the track. It is a similar system that is used for planes that take off on aircraft carriers.

You can experience a virtual ride here .

The park opened to the public Nov. 4, but will have its grand opening Nov. 30. Admission works differently than other theme parks, in that guests pay according to their height, not age. It costs someone over 4ft 11in roughly $61 and $45 if they are shorter than that. Children under three are free.

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