Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, recently inaugurated a new family ride, “Benno’s Great Race” during a visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
The visit and ride inauguration was attended by senior executives including Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and chairman of Miral Asset Management (Miral), Mohamed Abdulla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral and Jesse Vargas, general manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Nahayan said: “The development that we witnessed at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi adds an interesting new dimension to the leisure landscape in the country and we are positive such great effort will be appreciated and enjoyed by both residents and guests of our nation. We’d like to congratulate the team on these impressive achievements and wish them continued success.”
The opening of “Benno’s Great Race” on the heels of the launch of the record-breaking roller coaster “Flying Aces” marks a phenomenal year for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi which is celebrating the completion of an expansion phase launched in 2014.
Commenting on the expansion, Al Mubarak said: “Our ongoing development programme to deliver what is effectively a reinvented theme park at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is making great progress. We have completed the second phase of the expansion introducing several new attractions to the mix, enriching the experience and increasing current capacity by 20 per cent, which will go up to 40 per cent by the time the expansion plans are completed.”
“We are proud of the ‘new’ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and look forward to the next phase of expansion which will bring additional one-of-a-kind experiences guests can only enjoy here at Yas Island,” he added.
The completed second expansion phase at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi began in 2014 and saw the addition of several new attractions including Karting Academy, Ferrari Driving Experience, the triple record-breaking roller coaster, Flying Aces, and the ultimate interactive family ride, Benno’s Great Race. In addition to the new rides introduced at the Park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also expanded on existing rides such as the kid-friendly “Junior Training Camp”, enhanced with climbing and free fall jumping experiences.
“Benno’s Great Race” takes families on an adventurous journey with Benno the mouse, combining the charm and immersive storytelling of a dark ride with an interactive experience. The characters and scenery in the ride are brought to life in a classical and timeless style which appeals to guests of all ages. - TradeArabia News Service