Welcome to Week #2 of POV Thursday. Today, we’ll experience Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.

In Abu Dhabi, a mass of tight track winds around outside Ferrari World. A train full of nervous riders rolls slowly out of the station and stops. The adrenaline builds as the riders clutch their lap bars with white knuckles. Suddenly, the train lurches forward with faster acceleration than a sports car and speeds down the track at nearly 150 miles per hour. This, my friends, is Formula Rossa.

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A hydraulic launch powers the coaster, taking it from 0-149.1 miles per hour in only four seconds. The launch is so fast that safety glasses are required to ride.

Watch an on-ride POV (point-of-view) of Formula Rossa below:

Have you ridden Formula Rossa? How would you compare the speed to an ordinary roller coaster?

Don’t miss next week’s POV – we’ll explore Cannibal at Lagoon.

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