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PortAventura | Ferrari Land | New Area

Discussion in 'Park Construction' started by Lofty, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Well, this came as a shock...

    A few images on this link below:

    http://www.ferrari.com/english/abou...12-ferrari-land-to-be-developed-in-spain.aspx

    Kingda Ka clone? Don't mind if I do.

    EDIT: It's not a Ka clone, I just got excited. FML.
     
  2. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Europes highest accelerator just has to beat Stealth doesn't it? Fastest is Baco so I doubt it'd break 250ft unless I've missed something.

    Meh, hotel looks stunning, area looks a bit sparse for rides bar the signature accelerator. Massive signal of intent with the size of the investment though.
     
  3. Lofty

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^ Yeah. I misread, some websites are stating "World's tallest and fastest" whereas this official link is just "Europe's". It'll be lower than Shambhala more than likely, they won't impede on that record in the same park, surely.
     
  4. TheCoasterCruiser

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^ But it says it will be the tallest in Europe as well as fastest?

    This looks pretty cool, but slightly weird to have it right next to PA.
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Isn't RingRacer the fastest in Europe now it's actually open?

    I really don't like this investment though. I can't imagine Port Aventura with this stuck to the side. It's a theme park with each 'land' representing a country or area, and now there will be a Car themed land plonked in there too.

    Urgh.
     
  6. Ian

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Here's the full press release:

    PortAventura is unstoppable!
     
  7. ATTACKHAMMER

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Wow, I now want to visit PortAventura even more! The concert art looks incredible! I like the idea of Europe's tallest and fastest accelerator.
     
  8. Lofty

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Launch coaster, not general coaster.
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    So They are doing a liseberg and are now having 2 launchers?? I'm guessing Baco will be resigned to the kanonen role in the park lol.
     
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    Ferrari Land PortAventura

    It will be a massive win for the park. Alonso fans will flock there so it's a great move by them.

    If he leaves Ferrari it might not be so clever but he's expected to stay lol.

    Baco is :emoji_zipper_mouth: so I hope they get this one right :)
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    I was going to say that probably a certain Spaniard probably pushed this project forward :p

    As to it being better then Baco, it will probs have the same train seen on Formula Rossa so I feel as it is pretty much a Stealth clone (maybe a little larger) which it pretty much looks to be, then it won't be any rougher then Stealth and Stealth isn't rough so that's a positive!! :D Great Move overall and I will be booking flights when it opens! Plus this has to biggest investments into a European park ever, if not the biggest, £100 Million is huge!
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    This is an incredible move by Portaventura, it shows they're genuinely interested in challenging Disneyland Paris; are there any non-Disney or Universal resorts that have more than one park? I can't think of any of the top of my head.

    They keep referring to it as a new 'park', but it does seem to be more of a new land. I'm guessing it will be a mini-park joined onto the hotel and adjacent to the main park? That's the great thing with Ferrari; it's a strong enough brand that it doesn't need to take up a massive space. Even though I personally have no interest in it, it's a really great choice; it's not a tacky brand, it's popular all over Europe, and it's one of the few things worldwide that can really challenge the Disney and Universal brands for interest. I'm a bit of a sucker for Stealth (yes, and Baco as it happens), so however big the coaster is I'll be happy. My guess would be about 240ft.

    I really thought after Shambhala they might get into a bit of a rut. I'm seriously impressed.
     
  13. TheCoasterCruiser

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Ah yes, okay. Thanks for clearing that up! :--D
     
  14. furie

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    How could it possibly be taller and faster than pmbo???

    Brilliant news though for the park, let's how they ditch Baco to make room for it and it'll be a completely top place.
     
  15. TheCoasterCruiser

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^

    How couldn't it? - Am I missing something again? :--D
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^Unless you're double-triple-quadruple bluffing...furie's making a point about Blackpool falsely advertising Big One as tallest/fastest etc. long, long after it held the records :lol:
     
  17. TheCoasterCruiser

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^

    Oh, okay didn't know anything about that.
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    Here's another pic:
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    Source: http://www.parqueplaza.net/2014/03/port ... ercer.html

    From this angle it definitely looks like something the size of KK/TTD! Plus you can clearly see a drop tower structure on the top hat as well.

    This is double odd :p PA already has the fastest launcher (as well as fastest overall coaster) in Europe with Baco, and the tallest one in Shambhala. I know concept art should be taken with a grain of salt, but still this could be true since why construct a "similar" ride if not to smash all those previous records and go with something 100m plus?! It would be bloody awesome if true! :--D
     
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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    So is this a completely new park or is it just a new area? Seems like every other thing I read is differing, or I'm just struggling to understand the wording.

    Love Accelerator coasters and this is probably the number one park on my wishlist. Combine that with already planing a Europe trip in 2016 starting or ending in Barcelona, I'm definitely excited. Don't care about Ferrari or racing at all, but will definitely go.
     
  20. Jordanovichy

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    Re: Ferrari Land PortAventura

    ^^I'm pretty sure it's a new area. The first couple things I read I thought it was a whole new park though :p

    I'll be keeping my eye on this, planning to go to Germany next year so this will do for 2016 :p
     

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