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Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:57 pm
by SharkTums
Looks like Orlando is getting the World's Tallest Free-Standing Drop Tower!!!

And more!

Introducing the Orlando Slingshot - the world's tallest slingshot ride at 300' tall and the Orlando Gyro Drop Tower - the world's tallest free-standing drop tower at 400'. The drop tower's seats will rotate with an unexpected twist as it drops down.


Scheduled to open on I-Drive in Spring of 2020.

This nearly completes the rebranding of the former Merlin Orlando Eye area into "Icon Park".

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 pm
by bert425
all it's missing now is a nice Giga Coaster to wrap around all of the attractions/over the parking garage (if that's what that is there).

:)


really looks like it's turning into a great entertainment destination, with some decent food options there too.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Wow this complex really believes in the go big or go home mantra.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:41 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
Dang! We are barely going to miss this! Oh well, all the more reason for another trip to Florida!! Can't wait to give these a go once they open! :)

The only thing I am curious about is...

Introducing the Orlando Slingshot - the world's tallest slingshot ride at 300' tall....


The Slingshot ride on iDrive is 390ft tall and referred to as "The worlds tallest Slingshot ride" ... so how would a 300' tall slingshot be the worlds tallest?

Also...

...The drop tower's seats will rotate with an unexpected twist as it drops down.


I'm calling it now... The seats will tilt out before the drop. Not like Falcon's Fury though... More like Highlander that just opened at Hansa Park that has two different ride programs that are chosen at random... one of the two programs, the seats fold back before the free fall. With the other, you fold forward and immediately fall.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:04 pm
by tanthonyam
So that Polar Coaster is not happening?

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:05 pm
by DoinItForTheFame
tanthonyam wrote:So that Polar Coaster is not happening?


That’s part of Skyplex, a different project, I believe.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:57 am
by Pedrinho
So.. Another thing we'll do when our friend finally moves to Orlando! Keep going! :)

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:07 am
by robbalvey
tanthonyam wrote:So that Polar Coaster is not happening?

That has nothing to do with this announcement or this area. And yes, according to the developer when I spoke to them a couple of months ago that project IS still happening. But for the sake of this thread, can we please keep it on topic with THIS development?

Thank you.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:50 am
by jarmor
This is like when Huss rides was offering the Land of the Giant's ride package but a version that actually happens lol. I like how they are having an ornate cap on the drop tower.

Re: Orlando Getting the World's Tallest Free Fall

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 9:53 am
by thedlr
I like how this park is shaping up. We'll be in Orlando for HHN in September and I have the Starflyer on the list.