New 100 Million Ferrari Land Theme Park Racing To Barcelona in 2016
If you're a huge luxury car aficionado you may already know about the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi, which opened in November 2010. Well, that park must be doing pretty well, because the auto brand just announced their plans to build a second park — this time in Spain.
PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U. (a subsidiary of Investindustrial) just signed an agreement with the luxury car brand for Ferrari Land, a theme park dedicated to your favorite prancing horse. The build site is within the PortAventura resort and theme park just outside of Barcelona — which already attracts four million visitors a year, half of whom come from outside of Spain — and will stretch across 75,000 square meters of land. Ferrari promises that the park will have a variety of attractions for car fans of all ages, including "Europe's highest and fastest vertical accelerator."
After being exhausted after a long day at Ferrari Land, you can crash for the night in the first Ferrari-themed luxury five-star hotel that is going to be built inside PortAventura. The hotel will have 250 rooms, restaurants, and a driving simulator.
The overall project is expected to cost around €100 million (which is USD $167 million) and will be opening in 2016 — which actually isn't that long considering all of the work that will be going into this plan.