Orlando is Becoming the Destination for the Tallest Roller Coasters

  • Priscilla Manzo​
  • May 4, 2015
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SeaWorld says they will soon own “Orlando‘s tallest, fastest, and longest coaster.”

The marine park announced the beginning of building in their press release Friday April 24.

SeaWorld Orlando officials say the roller coaster will stand 200 feet tall and will be completed as of next year.

They explain that the rides experience will be a “rise from the ocean depths and soar to thrilling new heights.”

This is the parks latest coaster ride since the addition of Manta in 2009.

The ride does have some competition though with another coaster expected in central Orlando called The Skyscraper.

The Skyscraper opens at Skyplex in 2017 and will be 570 feet tall.

The ride will be completely vertical and once built will become Orlando’s tallest roller coaster.

Not only will this be a coaster but the ride is equipped with an elevator which expands 55-stories leading to an observation deck.

The duration of the ride will last 3 minutes with speeds up to 65 mph.

The projected price to ride on the coaster is less than $20 for unlimited rides and the height requirement for riders is 48 inches tall.

The location of the ride is said to encourage many more tourists to the ride as it sits right next to Orlando’s International Drive.

“Nowhere in the world will you have two iconic structures like The Skyscraper and the Orlando Eye.  This will be an incredible opportunity for International Drive,” says the rides developer Joshua Wallack.

With Orlando soon having two of the tallest roller coasters at two different location this could be a instant destination for many seeking the thrill.

As for SeaWorld they said they are releasing more information on their new coaster at the end of May.

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