Monday, 19 December 2011

Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world, Abu Dhabi

This was something we were looking forward to. We enjoyed our ride on Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world. It is located in Abu Dhabi in an amusement park called Ferrari World. We will write about the park later this week. Formula Rossa is a launch coaster from Intamin and accelerates from a stand still to 240km per hour in less than 5 seconds. Than it is time for a climb of 52m, a drop and some very low high speed turns. The launch is fantastic and the low high speed turns very good. In order to protect people’s eyes from a possible wind with sand coming from the dessert, you have to wear plastic glasses. This reduces the freedom of the ride a bit but the adrenaline of the ride certainly makes up for that. As roller coaster fans we now did all top 5 ranked high speed coasters in the world. To be complete, we left out the Ring Racer in Germany out of this top 5 list because it is not operational. Enjoy the video and pictures of Formula Rossa.

1. Formula Rossa in Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi – UAE) – 240km/h
2. Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure(New Jersey – USA) – 206km/h
3. Top Thrill Dragster in Cedar Point (Ohio – USA)– 193km/h
4. Dodonpa in Fuji-Q Highland (Yamanashi – Japan) – 172km/h
5. Superman the Escape in Six Flags Magic Mountain (California– USA)– 161km/h

Dit was iets waar we naar uitkeken. We hebben genoten van onze rit op Formula Rossa, de snelste achtbaan ter wereld. Deze is gelegen te Abu Dhabi in het pretpark Ferrari World. Later deze week zullen we over het amusementspark schrijven. Formula Rossa is een lanceer achtbaan van Intamin en trekt op tot 240 km/u in minder dan 5 seconden van uit een stilstaande positie. Daarna is het tijd voor een klim van 52 meter, een afdaling en laag bij de grond genomen bochten op hoge snelheid. De lancering en de lage bochten zijn fantastisch. Om de ogen van de rijders te beschermen tegen opvliegend woestijnzand moet je een plastieken bril dragen. Dit verlaagt de vrijheid een beetje maar wordt zeker gecompenseerd door de ongelooflijke adrenaline van de lancering. Als achtbaanfanaten hebben we nu de alle snelste achtbanen van de top 5 ter wereld gedaan. Als commentaar op bovenstaande lijst dienen we te vermelden dat we Ring Racer in Duitsland niet op de lijst hebben gelaten daar deze niet operationeel is. Geniet van de foto’s en video van Formula Rossa..

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Video of Fomula Rossa - Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi


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10 comments:

  1. Oh, not for me! You two are brave!

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  2. :p so horny oh horny horny horny :p woohoo

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  3. Wow, really spectacular...we got enough adrenaline by watching it.
    J+C

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  4. WOW daar kan ik me zeker wel in vermaken!
    Lijkt me super gaaf, groetjes Cristien.

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  5. Oh nein...das ist nichts für mich...zu viel Adrenalin und Stress....
    Liebe Grüße Karin

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  6. Oh WOW!! I would love to have a ride on that rollercoaster! I absolutely love rollercoasters.
    Did you have a go??

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