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World’s Tallest Roller Coaster Coming to Orlando

January 28, 2015 by

Skyscraper Roller Coaster

Skyscraper Roller Coaster coming to Orlando in 2017.

For those who travel the world looking for an unforgettable roller coaster experience, Orlando will be the destination to target in 2017.

Developers David and Joshua Wallack are ready to construct a 570-foot vertical coaster which will enjoy the distinction of “tallest in the world.” It will be located on 12 acres and built around a Skyplex, which will house other entertainment and shops in a climate controlled environment perfect for year-round enjoyment.

Skyscraper Roller Coaster

Tallest and More

Those who enjoy steep climbs and thrilling drops will find this 535-foot behemoth terrifyingly delightful. The Skyscraper roller coaster gets its name because it incorporates a tower that looks a lot like the Space Needle.

Riders will board indoors at the bottom and then follow the track up, up, up as it winds to the top of the tower which will take about a minute. Just about the time your heart is pounding with the exhilaration of climbing, the car will crest that last hill and starts the drop.

The coaster follows the track downward wrapping around the tower with twists that turn and suspend riders over the ground sideways, upside down, again and again, for about 500 feet. It’s the ride of a lifetime and one roller coaster enthusiasts will be ready to line up for.

Skyscraper Roller Coaster

The Skyplex

The track will twist around the $250 million Skyplex which will be located on Orlando’s International Drive and will include an indoor theme park designed to offer climate controlled fun for the whole family.

The size of this roller coaster makes it unique, and it is going to offer one of the longest and most thrilling rides ever constructed.

For those looking forward to the opening of this new thrill ride, developer Joshua Wallack has said they are thinking of eventually running some contests for the first rides once testing is completed.

Photo credits: ThemeParkReview

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