NEW YORK: The makers of the world’s tallest roller coaster have unveiled design for the ride, which is set to open in 2017 in Orlando, USA. Skyscraper’s observation deck will offer views 163m from the ground and will be accessible by the region’s tallest glass elevators.
The roller coaster will be the anchor attraction for the US$250m (£160m) Skyplex indoor entertainment complex, which was designed by HHCP and will be constructed by Euforria, a construction management division of Winter Park Construction, based in Florida. The track design was revealed by David and Joshua Wallack, father-son owners of Mango’s Tropical Cafe South Beach, Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando and Skyplex.
Skyscraper is also described as ‘the world’s first Pole coaster’ and will be tallest structure in Central Florida.“Skyscraper will not only take riders higher than ever before, but also introduce one thrill right after the next there’s no ‘down time’ on this four minute coaster experience,” said Michael Kitchen, president of US Thrill Rides.
The Skyscraper at Skyplex will be built not far from the soon-to-open Orlando Eye observation wheel. Skyplex will break ground in 2015 and is expected to open in 2017.