This just in! Let today, December 1, 2015, be known as the day that a new player has officially come to town in the Orlando area. A few months ago, we first reported about a new proposed roller coaster called Skyplex that was to be built in Orlando. In mid-October 2015, Skyplex did not get full backing from Orange County’s Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners finished a public hearing that has unanimously approved the request that will allow development of Skyplex and [hence] its Skyscraper roller coaster, the world’s tallest roller coaster. International Drive will have a new attraction coming soon. With a record-breaking 524ft vertical lift on Skyscraper roller coaster, Skyplex has been approved to a height of up to 600 feet. This is interesting because Universal Orlando has been held to a 200 feet height restriction. Rip Ride Rockit has a 167 vertical lift hill. Skyplex’s Skyscraper coaster also will break two other records including the steepest drop in the world and the world’s tallest inversion. As if a coaster wasn’t enough, thrill seekers can then experience Skyfall, the world’s tallest drop ride. Bundle that with food and entertainment, and Skyplex is bound to bring a few more tourists to the area and give current residents and tourists more options.
We here at Coaster Addict are expecting a major announcement from Universal Studios Florida within the next few days along with many more tidbits of information as the Skyplex project nears completion!
[Image courtesy of Skyplex]