Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The much anticipated Flying Aces coaster opened at Ferrari World Adu Dhabi today. The Intamin wing coaster is the second of its kind following Skyrush at Hersheypark and has many similarities like the accelerated lift hill, over-banked turns and ejector airtime hills.
However, it also boasts a record breaking 170.6 feet (50m) tall non-inverting loop that features a barrel roll at the top!
The nearly 207 foot (63m) tall, 75 mph (120 km/h) coaster is themed around a famous Italian World War I pilot with a bi-plane styled train. The barrel roll was just one of the many simulated bi-plane maneuvers, which includes numerous, quick 90-degree twists and turns.
Check out the Forum Discussion to read all about the media day event with a ton of photos of the coaster and the heavily themed entrance and queue line.