Orlando's Skyscraper to be world's tallest roller coaster

The Skyscraper is expected to begin construction later this year, and open in 2016. It will stand at 570 feet. 

March 10, 2015 |
Orlando's Skyscraper to be the world's tallest coaster

The roller coaster will be the centerpiece of a new $300 entertainment center named Skyplex. Renderings courtesy Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects

Roller coasters are getting taller, and if things go as planned in Orlando, Fla., the city will be home to the new world's tallest.

According to CityLab, The Skyscraper is expected to begin construction later this year, and open in 2016. It will stand at 570 feet.

The project's developers, David and Joshua Wallack, released plans for the coaster in early March as part of a new $300 entertainment center named Skyplex.

The roller coaster is not the only new towering attraction planned for Orlando. The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot observation wheel, is slated to open this spring. 

 

 

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