Formula Rossa, World's Fastest Roller Coaster, Opens At Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World (VIDEO)

11/15/2010 01:17 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Abu Dhabi is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and now thrill-seeking tourists have yet another reason to visit: a chance to experience Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster.

According to the BBC, Formula Rossa is just one of many attractions at the all-new Ferrari World, the world's largest indoor theme park, which opened to grand fanfare Nov. 4. The 86,000-square-meter park also features a traditional carousel, interactive 3-D shows and a walk-through exhibition on Italian history.

But Formula Rossa, which hits speeds of 150 miles per hour and utilizes an aircraft carrier-like hydraulic launch system to propel trains along its serpentine track, is undoubtedly Ferrari World's state-of-the-art centerpiece. In keeping with the theme of the new park, the ride also features bright red trains specifically designed to resemble the iconic Ferrari Formula 1 cars, down to the exact "Rosso Scuderia."

Watch the BBC's report on Formula Rossa here:

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