The World's Tallest Roller Coaster is on Its Way to Orlando
June 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM
The world’s tallest roller coaster is on its way to the United States, and it will call Orlando home; however, it’s not scheduled to arrive at one of the Disney parks nor one of the offerings from the folks over at Universal Studios.
The plan is to bring the thing to a portion of International Drive, and it will make its debut—fingers crossed—at some point in 2016. The new behemoth of a roller coaster will be known as Skyscraper, and it’s going to call some kind of $200 million entertainment complex home. They’re going to call the whole darn thing SkyPlex, and it will be at the intersection of International Drive and Sand Lake Road.
Just don’t expect a well themed story to go along with the ride, as the organizers and officials are not teaming up with any super heroes or any Hollywood storylines. However, the ride will last three minutes as it reaches speeds of up to 65 miles per hour, so there's that. Riders need to be pretty comfortable at altitude too, as this thing will take guests more than 500-feet into the air.
Even though this might be the world’s biggest coaster we kind of have a feeling that it’s not necessarily going to be the best. We’ll keep watching for the bulldozers and construction crews, and we’ll be sure to fill you in if anything else changes.