Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans for World Record-Breaking Rollercoaster

Saudi Arabia is set to break world records with its upcoming rollercoaster, Falcon’s Flight, at Six Flags Qiddiya.

The rollercoaster, scheduled to open in October 2024, promises to be the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest, reaching speeds of 251 kmph and featuring a breathtaking vertical drop off the side of a cliff.

Six Flags Qiddiya Megadevelopment:

Six Flags Qiddiya is part of one of Saudi Arabia's most ambitious megadevelopments, set to become a major attraction. The rollercoaster, Falcon’s Flight, is generating global excitement among theme park enthusiasts.

Record-Breaking Features:

The rollercoaster boasts several record-breaking features, making it a highly anticipated ride in theme park history:

  • World’s Tallest: Soaring to a height of 195 m
  • World’s Fastest: Racing at an incredible speed of 250 kmph
  • World’s Longest: Extending over a track length of 4.25km.

Virtual Tour and Unveiling:

A newly released video gives a virtual tour of Falcon's Flight, highlighting its impressive statistics. The ideas were unveiled at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, by worldwide rollercoaster specialist Intamin.

Design and Anticipation:

Philippe Gas, CEO of Qiddiya, expressed the global anticipation for Falcon’s Flight, emphasizing its uniqueness and the excitement building as the project moves into the design stage. The rollercoaster is expected to dominate the skyline at Qiddiya, weaving around the destination and featuring an exhilarating drop down the cliff face.

Qiddiya Megaproject:

Qiddiya is a lifestyle megaproject near Saudi Arabia, aligned with the Vision 2030 strategy to diversify the Kingdom’s economy. The project encompasses various attractions, including theme parks, sports arenas, and motorsport race tracks.

Vision 2030:

The development of Qiddiya aligns with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 strategy, which aims to transform and diversify the country's economy.

Current Record-Holder:

With high speeds of almost 240 kmph, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi's Formula Rossa is the fastest rollercoaster in the world. Saudi Arabia's Falcon’s Flight is set to redefine rollercoaster experiences, offering an unparalleled adventure that will leave a lasting mark on the world of theme parks.

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