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First look at the world's fastest roller coaster: Formula Rossa
After the powerful launch briefly turns the rider's faces into play dough, the train climbs a hill that appears to be lined with trim brakes that sap a lot of the roller coaster's initial speed. Who'd want to go that fast for too long anyway?
Then, much of Formula Rossa seems a bit uneventful. I'm sure those banked turns so low to the ground are fun, but this video doesn't have me booking my plane ticket to Abu Dhabi just yet. To be clear, I'm definitely not the type to invoke U-S-A chants when it comes to theme parks. I'm envious of roller coaster fans in other countries like Japan and Great Britain. However, in this case I'd rather ride the former record holder, Kingda Ka. While this is just a video, and videos can never completely do a ride justice, Kingda Ka looks like a more fun ride with it's skyscraping height of 45 stories and that twisting drop back to Earth.
Still, Formula Rossa looks like fun and I'm looking forward to more videos of Ferrari World, its dual track racing coaster Fiorano Challenge, and the other rides.
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