(ANSA) - Maranello, March 13 - Italian luxury sports car
manufacturer Ferrari on Thursday signed a licencing agreement to
build a new own-brand theme park in the PortAventura resort near
Barcelona in Spain.
Ferrari Land - the second Ferrari theme park after Ferrari
World in Abu Dhabi - will be created in conjunction with
PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U., a subsidiary of
Investindustrial group, which owns the Spanish resort.
It is to cover 75,000 sqm and will include a variety of
attractions for Prancing Horse enthusiasts, including Europe's
highest and fastest vertical accelerator.
The theme park will also contain the first Ferrari-themed
hotel with 250 rooms, restaurants and a driving simulator.
It will involve an overall investment of 100 million euros
and is due to officially open in 2016.
PortAventura already welcomes 4 million visitors a year, of
whom 50% come from outside Spain.