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Design unveiled for world’s tallest rollercoaster

17 Nov 14 The developers of the Skyscraper - the world’s tallest roller coaster - have unveiled the track 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 rollercoaster 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 Café South Beach, Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando and Skyplex.

Skyscraper is also described as ‘the world’s first Polercoaster’ and will be tallest structure in Central Florida.

“The unique design of the coaster means more incredible, heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions in a vertical area than riders have ever before experienced,” said Bill Kitchen, founder of Orlando-based US Thrill Rides and creator of the ride.

“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.

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