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The world's tallest roller-coaster will open in 2017 and is absolutely terrifying

Sweaty palms all round.
Nov 23rd 2014, 5:00 PM 61,244 37

Source: Joshua Wallack/YouTube

THIS IS THE Skyscraper.

In 2017, it will open on Orlando’s International Drive and take the mantle of the world’s tallest roller-coaster.

At 535 feet, the ride will run down a specially built observation tower at the $250 million entertainment complex planned for International Drive called Skyplex, which includes an indoor theme park.

The developers unveiled the animated simulation of the Skyscraper at this week’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2014 and it is suitably terrifying.

See if you can watch it without getting sweaty palms.

If you’re wondering what the current title holder is, it’s Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.

By comparison, it looks tame.

Source: sixflgs15/YouTube

Would you ride the Skyscraper?


Poll Results:

Hell yes (4208)
Nope, nope, nope, nope (2989)


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