Move over Taylor Swift — Six Flags will soon have a record-breaking recent track.
Rollercoaster makers are taking the amusement park experience to recent heights (and speeds) after unveiling designs for the Falcon’s Flight, the world’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster, climbing to over 600 feet while speeding down the track at over 150 mph.
While the record-shattering ride remains to be under construction, ride designer Intamin recently dropped a simulation video showcasing the scope of the adrenaline-pumping attraction.
“There may be nothing quite prefer it anywhere else,” said Philippe Gas, the Chief Executive Officer at Six Flags Qiddaya, in Saudi Arabia where the fashionable engineering marvel might be positioned, in a past press release.
Intamin released the main points for the ride in anticipation of the park’s opening next 12 months.
In line with its creator, this skyscraper-sized “Exa” coaster — a term that refers to any ride over 600 feet high — will boast a heart-stopping maximum drop of 640 feet, while the 14-passenger train will have the option to realize speeds of as much as 156 mph, coaster101.com reported.
When the Falcon finally spreads its wings, it should reportedly tower over the present record holder for height, the 456-foot Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure, Recent Jersey.
It can also outpace Dubai’s Formula Rossa rollercoaster, the speed record holder which may travel at as much as 149 mph.
And that’s not the one record this high roller is leaving within the dust.
To realize this cheek-rippling speed, Falcon’s Flight will boast three separate electro-magnetic propulsion launches along its 2.48-mile-long track.
That’s nearly a mile longer than the present world record holder, Steel Dragon 2000 at Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land.
If that wasn’t intense enough, the primary major drop will send riders over the sting of a rocky cliff and plunging towards the desert, as seen within the aforementioned simulation, Contained in the Magic reported.
Gas dubbed this edgy feature the “best drop of any ride on the planet,” adding that “it won’t be for the fainthearted.” All told, it makes your neighborhood rollercoaster appear to be a playground’s kiddie slide.
Despite the ludicrous speeds, passengers fortunately won’t need protective goggles like they do with the Formula Rossa.
As a substitute, each of the falcon-shaped four-passenger cars is supplied with windshields to shield them from the weather.
Falcon’s Flight might be certainly one of 28 attractions at Qiddiya, the country’s first-ever amusement park, which is an element of the nation’s Vision 2030 campaign, a government program aiming for increased “economic diversification, global engagement, and enhanced quality of life.”