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Start Your Engines: PortAventura's Ferrari Land sets opening date

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Published 28/07/2016 | 02:00

Ferrari Land, PortAventura (artist's impression)
Ferrari Land, PortAventura
Rollercoasters at Portaventura
Ferrari Land. Photo: PortAventura World

PortaVentura World has confirmed April 7, 2017, as the opening date for its hotly-anticipated Ferrari Land.

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The new park's main attraction is the Vertical Accelerator, a rollercoaster set to be both the highest (112m) and fastest (0-180kmph in five seconds) in Europe.

The €100m Ferrari Land is the largest project in PortAventura's history.

A 500m racetrack, 55m tall bounce-back towers, F1 simulators for adults and children and the chance to experience a super-fast pit-stop tyre-change are among the adrenaline-fuelled features created together with the iconic Italian brand.

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PortAventura currently attracts four million punters a year to the sun holiday resort of Salou, with dozens of rides, shows and 'coasters spread around themed lands like Mediterrània, Far West, China, Polynesia and Mexico.

Ferrari Land, PortAventura (artist's impression)
Ferrari Land, PortAventura (artist's impression)

Ferrari Land is set to grow those numbers by 25pc, occupying a 60,000 square-metre plot themed on Italy and Maranello, home of the Prancing Horse.

“The arrival of Ferrari Land next April will highlight PortAventura World’s position as a worldwide leading holiday destination, offering three theme parks in one resort," said Giovanni Cavalli, General Manager Commercial for PortAventura World.

PortAventura also offers several themed hotels, Caribe Aquatic Park and a Convention Centre with access to three golf courses and a beach club.

The resort is based in Salou, an hour south of Barcelona.

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