New Ferrari Theme Park Confirmed For Spain

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New Ferrari Theme Park Confirmed For Spain

Post by Arthur Grant » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:29 am

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There are more Ferrari's in So Cal than any other place in the world, when do we get one of these.
Four years after the first Ferrari theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, opened its doors to the public, the second has been announced, this time for the Spanish city of Barcelona. The new theme park, to be called Ferrari Land, will be located inside the existing PortAventura resort which already houses a theme park and attracts around four million visitors per year.
As with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari the automaker isn’t involved directly with the new theme park but simply provides a license for the use of its name and logo. Backing the project is PortAventura Entertainment, a subsidiary of Italian private equity group Investindustrial, which recently bought a stake in Aston Martin.

The Ferrari Land theme park will cover more than 800,000 square feet and feature a number of exciting rides and retail outlets. One of the highlights will be a new vertical accelerator destined to be the tallest and fastest in Europe. The resort will also contain the first Ferrari-themed hotel, which is said to be a five-star facility with 250 rooms, restaurants and a driving simulator.

The cost of building the theme park is estimated to be about $140 million and the organizers hope to have it ready for guests in 2016.

“After the success of Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, we received many, many requests to develop new amusement parks,” Andrea Perrone, head of Ferrari’s branding operations, said in a statement. “We carefully sifted through the various proposals and decided to accept Investindustrial’s because it is a very solid plan developed by competent people that will bring the magic of Ferrari to Spain, a nation where we have many supporters and enthusiasts, and to which large numbers of tourists flock each year, in part thanks to PortAventura.

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Post by Steve Ekstrand » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:46 pm

We have Cars Land.
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Post by Will Kalman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:23 pm

We get the Porsche Experience Center in Carson:

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Post by Steve Ekstrand » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:47 pm

If only I knew an attorney who worked for Porsche.....
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Post by Kurt Rahn » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:51 am

Great idea: put an expensive amusement park in one of the economically hardest hit countries in Europe!
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Post by Steve Ekstrand » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote:Great idea: put an expensive amusement park in one of the economically hardest hit countries in Europe!

Spain is poor. Barcelona is Catalonia. Barcelona's GDP probably exceeds Spain less the Catalonia region. Be like saying Emerald Cove is poor because its near Santa Ana.

Barcelona is also in the top ten worldwide tourist destinations. And very popular with Italians.
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Post by Craig Naylor » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:04 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote:Great idea: put an expensive amusement park in one of the economically hardest hit countries in Europe!
Makes perfect sense. It will draw people to the area from elsewhere in Europe to spend money. Thereby bringing more money to the area to recirculate within the local economy, and making it more prosperous.

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Post by Ira Cruz » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:03 pm

ALONSO + FERRARI = BARCELONA :king:

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Post by Arthur Grant » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:09 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote:Great idea: put an expensive amusement park in one of the economically hardest hit countries in Europe!
Europe is turning the financial situation around. Plus I bet land it cheap, the political support is great, there are tax incentives, the weather is good, labor is cheap and available, and who wouldn't want to travel to Spain. Beats Bosnia.

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Re: New Ferrari Theme Park Confirmed For Spain

Post by Kurt Rahn » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:39 pm

Arthur Grant wrote:
Kurt Rahn wrote:Great idea: put an expensive amusement park in one of the economically hardest hit countries in Europe!
Europe is turning the financial situation around. Plus I bet land it cheap, the political support is great, there are tax incentives, the weather is good, labor is cheap and available, and who wouldn't want to travel to Spain. Beats Bosnia.
Personally, I prefer Ukraine
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