A roller coaster now below growth in the Center East is established to smash existing data for speed, peak and observe duration.
Named “Falcon’s Flight,” the experience will be the key attraction of Six Flags Qiddiya, owing to open up in Saudi Arabia exterior of money Riyadh in 2023.
In accordance to a press launch issued by the Qiddiya Expenditure Business, which has partnered with US-headquartered 6 Flags to build the park, the coaster will journey across 4 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) of monitor.
Riders will knowledge the thrill of diving above a vertical cliff into a 160-meter-deep valley (525 toes) thanks to the use of magnetic motor acceleration (LSM technological innovation), and “attain unprecedented speeds of 250-additionally km/h” — about 155 miles for each hour.
“The Falcon’s Flight will also be the world’s tallest absolutely free-standing coaster structure, featuring a parabolic airtime hill enabling a weightlessness airtime experience,” suggests the release.
It will take up to 20 passengers on a 3-minute extended journey that and provides panoramic views of Six Flags Qiddiya. If the video rendering generated by Qiddiya is an precise depiction of what company will encounter, this one’s only for genuine thrill seekers.
As for the park, 6 Flags Qiddiya will characteristic 28 rides and sights across 6 themed lands: The City of Thrills Discovery Springs Steam City Twilight Gardens Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.
Correctly, the Falcon’s Flight will be part of the Metropolis of Thrills, together with Sirocco Tower, which will be the world’s tallest drop-tower journey.
Design on the park, positioned about 40 minutes from Riyadh, kicked off in 2018.
Recent history holders
The Falcon’s Flight is remaining designed by Intamin. Headquartered in Liechtenstein, it can be been generating theme park points of interest for more than 50 yrs and is powering numerous of the world’s most famed rides. That contains the existing holder of the world’s quickest roller coaster title — the Formula Rossa, at Ferrari Entire world Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It travels at speeds of up to 240 kilometers (149 miles) for each hour.
The present world’s tallest coaster created of steel — nonetheless an additional Intamin project — can be observed in New Jersey. Kingda Ka, at 6 Flags Terrific Journey, stands 139 meters (456 toes).
And lastly, the longest roller coaster on the world correct now is the Steel Dragon 2000. Created by D. H. Morgan Manufacturing, it can be identified inside of Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Nagashima, Kuwana.
According to the Guinness Guide of Planet Data, it spans 2.48 kilometers (1.54 miles).