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Would you ride the world’s tallest rollercoaster?
Earlier this year we gave you a sneak preview of the world’s tallest waterslide. Well now we’re back to unveil another towering thriller, The Skyscraper – the ride that will, in three years, become the tallest rollercoaster on the planet.
Planned for 2017, The Skyscraper will be part of the $250 million, 500,000-square-foot Skyplex complex, and the companies behind it have released a ride-along video (above) to allow you, virtually at least, to test your nerve.
Your carriage twists and turns its way around a tower, climbing 570 feet, before winding and whipping its way down, spinning riders 180-degrees and sending them teetering over ledges. At the top there’s an observation deck, accessible via elevators, where you can marvel at the horizon while taking in the lovely sound of screams as riders make their four-minute journey to level ground.
The Skyscraper will bring the ‘world’s tallest’ title to Orlando, plucking it from the trophy cabinet of Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, which is home to the current number one: Kingda Ka. Completed in 2005, it stands 456 feet tall and reaches speeds of up to 206km/m. In fact, it was once the fastest coaster in the world, before Formula Rossa at Ferrari World stole the honours in 2010. When it comes to velocity, Kingda Ka almost makes the Skyscraper appear quite relaxing.
Six of the world’s tallest steel rollercoasters live in the US, with three in Japan, one in Canada and one in Australia. See you in Orlando in 2017.