Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando and Mango’s Tropical Café South Beach owners David and Joshua Wallack have revealed their plans to develop the indoor entertainment complex, SKYPLEX, and the world’s tallest rollercoaster, The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX, in Orlando, Florida.
The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX will be built next to the Orlando Eye 425ft ferris wheel at International Drive, whereas the SKYPLEX will be at Sand Lake Road.
The $200m SKYPLEX indoor entertainment complex will be built on a 495,000ft² area at 12 prime acres, and will feature an observation deck, restaurant and lounge at the top of the building.
SKYPLEX was designed by global architectural firm HHCP and will be constructed by Euforria; a construction management division of Winter Park Construction. SKYPLEX will break ground in 2015 and is expected to open in 2016.
Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel said that next to their theme parks, International Drive is one of the most recognised icons of Orlando.
"It’s exciting for our tourism community to see this type of investment being made to continuously raise the bar on the dining and entertainment experiences we offer across our destination," Aguel said.
The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX is 570ft tall and will feature the world’s first Polercoaster.
Orlando-based US Thrill Rides president Michael Kitchen said this mega-thrill ride is a vertical rollercoaster offering a great coaster experience but with a very small footprint.
US Thrill Rides founder and Polercoaster creator Bill Kitchen said the Skyscraper be the world’s tallest and most thrilling coaster.
"There will be incredible heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions like the world has never seen," Kitchen said.
Image: Artist’s rendition of world’s tallest rollercoaster and entertainment complex in Orlando, Florida. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.