Love the futuristic architecture, but is it just me or does that center structure look like…an…um…orifice?

Do you like red? After a few hours in Ferrari World, your eyeballs won’t be able to process anything else.

The EPCOT-like exhibition design was created by amusement-park vets Jack Rouse Associates, who have also designed Barney- and Bubba Gump-themed parks.

OK, fine: these Ferrari racing simulators look freaking awesome.

Don’t get your kid too used to these Ferrari formula racers, or it’s goodbye college fund.

This Formula Rossa ride (made by Swiss coaster design firm Intamin AG) zings you around at 150 mph -- the world’s fastest roller coaster, Ferrari World claims.

To Ferrari-finity and beyond! …OK, they don’t really say that, but the "Speed of Magic" attraction ("A fantasy 4-D journey following the adventures of a boy as he travels through a kaleidoscape of natural and phenomenal environments, where no Ferrari has gone before") comes pretty close.

The discerning parent can introduce their offspring to the finer points of Ferrari’s impeccably classic designs… while tootling around in a life-sized diorama of the Italian countryside. (Hey, it’s still a theme park at the end of the day.)

Up close, the ridiculously huge Ferrari World (roof size: 2.2 million square feet) betrays signs of actual beauty.

I won’t lie: I’d probably be throwing elbows in kids’ faces to get to the front of the line for this ride.

"Don’t ride the clutch, or I’m taking the repair costs outta your trust fund."

The Pit Wall is an interactive attraction "which allows guests to call the shots on how a virtual driver is to race." Would it be wrong to cause a virtual multicar pileup on purpose?


Ferrari World Theme Park Is a Turbocharged Wonderland [Slideshow]

ven the most diehard Ferrari fans might find the 2.2-million-square-foot Ferrari World overwhelming.

Everyone likes a Ferrari, or can at least recognize one. But if you love Ferrari — and I mean lurrrrrv it, as in "I have Enzo's face tattooed on an intimate part of my anatomy" — you must visit Ferrari World to test your mettle.

This truly epic tourist trap (located in Abu Dhabi, natch) is the world's largest indoor amusement park, with twenty Ferrari-themed rides created by Ohio-based experience design firm Jack Rouse Associates. Attractions like Made in Maranello ("a virtual tour inside the Ferrari factory in Maranello offering a glimpse into the design, assembly and testing of a Ferrari GT"), Carousel ("Ferrari's version of the traditional carousel featuring prototype cars"), and Driving with Champions ("an interactive 3-D show which follows the life of a Ferrari engineer") will appeal to any auto-design buff. But there's also a 150mph Ferrari-themed roller coaster (the world's fastest, designed by Intamin AG), a "driving school for children" complete with kiddie-sized F430 GT Spiders, and a water ride that blasts you through the a giant model of a Ferrari 599 engine.

If dear, departed Enzo were reincarnated as Willy Wonka, he'd have built a place like this. It's enough to make even the most jaded car snob's heart pump Ferrari red. (Or bleed it, after they slit their wrists from sheer consumerist overload.)

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