14 March 2014

Ferrari theme park for Barcelona

Irish holidaymakers will have a new must-see attraction when they holiday in Barcelona, writes Trish Whelan.

PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U. has signed an agreement with Ferrari to build Ferrari Land, a new Prancing Horse theme park, inside the PortAventura resort and theme park outside Barcelona.

Ferrari Land will cover 75,000 square metres and include a variety of new and exciting attractions for Prancing Horse enthusiasts of all ages, including Europe's highest and fastest vertical accelerator. An opportunity for the whole family to experience and discover the world of Ferrari.

The first Ferrari-themed hotel is also to be built inside PortAventura and will be a luxury five-star establishment with 250 rooms, restaurants and a driving simulator.

The project will involve an overall investment of €100 million. The Ferrari theme park itself will open officially in 2016. PortAventura already welcomes 4,000,000 visitors a year, of whom 50 percent come from outside Spain. It is now the Mediterranean's top amusement park as well as the second-ranked in Europe.