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News Skyscraper the World’s tallest coaster and more coming to Orlando’s International Drive

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    As already mentioned in a previous thread, here is some more information about the Skyscraper Coaster and the Skyplex Entertainment Complex.

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    David and Joshua Wallack, the owners of Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando and Mango’s Tropical Café South Beach are in charge of this project that will bring the tallest building in Central Florida to Orlando’s International Drive.​

    The $200million (£119million) rollercoaster will be the tallest structure in Orlando and will send adventurers spinning through a loops, dives, spirals and inversions at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. Even getting to the top of the ride will be a thrill - riding up 55 storeys in a glass elevator.

    The world’s tallest roller coaster and the lavish indoor entertainment complex at International Drive and Sand Lake Road are in motion. The coaster will be 570 feet tall. It will also be one of the longest. being over 5,200 feet long. The coaster will climb the tower and once it reaches the top, 52 stories high, will send riders swirling around the tower. The cost of admission for unlimited rides on the coaster will be $20.

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    Bill Kitchen, Founder of US Thrill Rides and creator of the Polercoaster said “Not only will the ‘Skyscraper’ coaster be the world’s tallest, we believe it will be the most thrilling. There will be incredible heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions like the world has never seen.”

    “Imagine a night of incredible dining, lounging and dancing atop a glass elevator ride 55 stories into the air,” said David Wallack. “It’s a true meeting of engineering, technology and art that is making this dream happen for us. We plan to bring Ocean Drive to I-Drive with a new dining and nightlife district that locals and Orlando visitors won’t want to miss.”

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    Construction is slated to begin in second quarter of 2015 and is expected to be finished in 2016. The 12 acre area will feature the coaster, shopping, go kart tracks, and much more. The top of the coaster will feature 2 floors the bottom a observation deck and on top a restaurant that turns into a night club.

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    There will also be a 1,500-car parking garage with a valet parking option at the complex.

    Next to our theme parks, International Drive is one of the most recognized icons of Orlando,” said Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel. “It’s exciting for our tourism community to see this type of investment being made to continuously raise the bar on the dining and entertainment experiences we offer across our destination.”
     
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    I think they could add this to the Disney Wonder on her full refurb coming up next year. :yes:
     
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    :lol: can you imagine how scary that will be.
     

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