Ferrari World’s 10 best/worst attractions
Our man gets inside scoop on Ferrari’s extravagant theme park: what's the ‘fun’ to ‘cheese’ factor?
Posted: 10 Nov 2010
It's 1947. In the small Italian town of Maranello, Enzo Ferrari steps back and beams as the very first Ferrari 125 S rolls off the production line bearing what would soon become one of the most enduring symbols of excellence in the world of motorsport. The prancing horse - a truly iconic logo, synonymous with exclusivity, luxury and premium engineering, obtainable by only the world's most privileged engine enthusiasts.
Fast-forward 63 years, hop on a plane to Abu Dhabi, capital city of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates and, under a scarlet red roof the width of seven football pitches, a similar scene is occurring. Only this time it's sub-minimum wage Ferrari World employee Ahmed with a delighted grin on his face, as he admires the very same logo shining back at him from the faux-leather jacket of a 4ft plush camel. Which is also wearing sunglasses.