Ferrari World Abu Dhabi plans 10 days of action
Abu Dhabi, October 8, 2012
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor and the first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, is celebrating the exciting world of F1 with a brand new edition of Speed Week that promises 10 days of speed-driven entertainment.
Coinciding with Eid Al Adha and the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Speed Week will this year be brought to life under the theme “The Science of Speed” with a host of exciting activities for the entire family.
From October 26 to November 4, the second edition of Speed Week promises 0 days of speed-driven entertainment at the world’s only Ferrari-inspired theme park, thus revving up the excitement as F1 fever descends on the UAE capital.
"Speed Week 2012 will also feature the 8th F1 in Schools World Finals, as students from more than 40 countries around the world battle it out for the championship title in this creative challenge.
The 10-day festival will feature an exciting line-up of speed-driven activities and live shows including the 8th F1 in Schools World Finals.
“With all the visitors to the UAE over the Eid holidays and the F1 race weekend, we were very keen to offer something special that would enrich the Park experience and create a thrilling atmosphere for families and F1 Fans alike. Speed Week was a great success last year and we are definitely shifting into an even higher gear with this year’s entertainment offering,” remarked Andy Keeling, the park manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
The F1 fever at the Park will echo that on the neighbouring Yas Marina race track with guests visiting Ferrari World Abu Dhabi during Speed Week being greeted by a squad of entertainers from the moment they step in.
A buzz of cheerful energy will reverberate all around the Park with themed parades of dancers, acrobats and musicians, ‘Mad Scientists’ and comic characters surprising guests with magic tricks, a Speed Painter creating race-inspired art, a real Ferrari GT roaring through the Park and speed skaters keeping visitors spellbound with gravity-defying stunts.
Fun Speed Week highlights also include highly energetic performances of an outstanding Speed of Sound show – an ensemble dance set to fast-paced drumming – that will take place four times a day, said Keeling.
Plenty more activities will also be available to keep the kids entertained including interactive shows such as the Science Lab, where children will be able to participate in fun speed-related experiments.
Children can also head to Speed Week’s arts and crafts zone, Science Camp, for parachute, hot wire and colour-based experiments as well as face-painting, airbrush tattoos and other fun activities, noted Keeling.
There’s more excitement in store for kids at the special Speed Week Studio, where they can play the role of reporters and presenters live onscreen. After their personal piece-to-camera, the completed reels can be taken home as a souvenir, he added.-TradeArabia News Service