Track design revealed for world’s tallest rollercoaster in Orlando, US

17 November 2014 (Last Updated November 17th, 2014 18:30)

The track design has been revealed for the world's tallest rollercoaster Skyscraper, which is being developed as part of the $250m Skyplex indoor entertainment complex at International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida, US.

The track design has been revealed for the world's tallest rollercoaster Skyscraper, which is being developed as part of the $250m Skyplex indoor entertainment complex at International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida, US.

According to reports, Skyscraper has been designed to start and end inside the Skyplex building.

The full ride experience animation has also been showcased by US Thrill Rides at International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA's) Attractions Expo, in Orlando.

US Thrill Rides founder and creator of the Polercoaster Bill Kitchen said: "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."

Scheduled to open in 2017, Skyscraper will join The Orlando Eye observation wheel as a focal point of the I-Drive skyline.

"Skyscraper will not only take riders higher than ever before, but also introduce one thrill right after the next." 

US Thrill Rides president Michael Kitchen said: "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."

The 495,000ft² Skyplex will feature an indoor theme park with upscale arcading, simulators, rock climbing, bars, restaurants and retail.

The observation deck of the Skyscraper will offer views 535ft from the ground and will be accessible by glass elevators.

Mango's Tropical Café managing principal of Skyplex and COO Joshua Wallack said: "We are very proud to be a part of the incredible landscape in a town where magic happens and lifetime memories are made every day of the year.

"With the addition of the Skyscraper and the amazing Skyplex, Orlando will once again cement its reputation as the attractions capital of the world and the number one vacation / convention destination.

"We're certain this thrilling new iconic coaster and facility will attract countless more attraction enthusiasts and visitors to the area."

Global architectural firm HHCP has designed Skyplex, which will be built by Euforria, a construction management division of Winter Park Construction.