A theme park in Saudi Arabia unveiled a brand new roller coaster that’s anticipated to be the tallest and fastest on the planet when patrons catch their first trip subsequent yr.
The huge roller coaster known as “Falcon’s Flight” is situated at Six Flags Qiddiya – a theme park that’s beneath growth close to Riyadh as a part of the nation’s Vision 2030 initiative geared toward selling the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s financial, social and cultural diversification. The park is predicted to open in October 2024.
The Falcon’s Flight roller coaster is predicted to have a 650-foot peak and attain high speeds of 155 mph over the course of a 13,000-foot observe, in accordance to Intamin, the roller coaster’s designer and producer. One of its main drops is designed to emulate a plunge over the aspect of a cliff.
The world’s present holder of the title of tallest roller coaster is the Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.
The Falcon’s Flight high velocity of 155 mph will break the world report held by the Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, which has a high velocity of 150 mph.
It can even declare the world report for the longest roller coaster, surpassing the greater than 8,100-foot observe of the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land.
The Falcon’s Flight will be practically a mile longer than the Steel Dragon 2000 – a size that may require it to have three totally different electro-magnetic propulsion programs that maintain the roller coaster transferring over the practically 2.5-mile trip.
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Philippe Gas, the CEO of Six Flags Qiddiya, stated in a previous press launch, “There is nothing quite like it anywhere else.”