What’s On has details of a new record-breaking roller coaster at Ferrari World, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, a steep steel ride called Flying Aces.
While Dubai continues full steam ahead with its two exciting new theme park/resorts, Abu Dhabi has made an adrenaline-filled announcement all of their own.
For sheer size, Dubai’s IMG Worlds Of Adventure and Jebel Ali’s Dubai Park And Resorts will certainly hold sway over the capital. But the crown of ‘fastest’ and now ‘steepest’ coasters will belong on Yas Island.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi have announced plans to build the steepest steel roller coaster on the planet. Dubbed ‘Flying Aces’, the bi-plane themed coaster has been described as having ‘gravity-defying loops and swoops’, and will feature a starting hill inclined by 51 degrees and the world’s tallest loop at 52 metres.
The newest attraction was inspired by Count Francesco Baracca, an Italian aviator from the 1900s, and is part of a major expansion project currently taking place at the amusement centre.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is already home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa, which reaches speeds of 240km/h (that’s 150mph) in approximately five seconds.
“There are very few theme parks that have undertaken such a significant expansion as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi,” said Jesse Vargas, General Manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. “Flying Aces will be another one-of-a-kind ride that you can only find at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Its design and storyline are deeply rooted in the rich history of Ferrari.”
The announcement of the new coaster comes after the launch of the park’s latest attraction, Driving Experience, which gives guests the opportunity to drive a Ferrari along Yas Island and its surroundings.