Record-breaking roller coaster will journey additional than 155 miles for each hour

A roller coaster now underneath improvement in the Middle East is established to smash existing records for velocity, peak and observe length.

a view of a large rock: A rendering of Six Flags Qiddiya, due to open in Saudi Arabia in 2023.

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A rendering of Six Flags Qiddiya, owing to open up in Saudi Arabia in 2023.

Called “Falcon’s Flight,” the ride will be the primary attraction of 6 Flags Qiddiya, owing to open in Saudi Arabia outdoors of cash Riyadh in 2023.


In accordance to a press launch issued by the Qiddiya Investment decision Business, which has partnered with US-headquartered Six Flags to create the park, the coaster will journey throughout four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) of observe.

Riders will experience the thrill of diving about a vertical cliff into a 160-meter-deep valley (525 feet) thanks to the use of magnetic motor acceleration (LSM engineering), and “attain unparalleled speeds of 250-furthermore km/h” — about 155 miles for every hour.

“The Falcon’s Flight will also be the world’s tallest totally free-standing coaster structure, showcasing a parabolic airtime hill letting a weightlessness airtime expertise,” claims the launch.

It will acquire up to 20 passengers on a three-moment prolonged ride that and features panoramic views of Six Flags Qiddiya. If the video rendering created by Qiddiya is an correct depiction of what visitors will practical experience, this one’s only for real thrill seekers.

As for the park, Six Flags Qiddiya will attribute 28 rides and sights throughout six themed lands: The Metropolis of Thrills Discovery Springs Steam City Twilight Gardens Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.

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Properly, the Falcon’s Flight will be element of the Metropolis of Thrills, alongside with Sirocco Tower, which will be the world’s tallest drop-tower ride.

Design on the park, situated about 40 minutes from Riyadh, kicked off in 2018.

Present-day history holders

The Falcon’s Flight is being intended by Intamin. Headquartered in Liechtenstein, it can be been creating topic park attractions for above 50 yrs and is at the rear of quite a few of the world’s most well-known rides.

That involves the present-day holder of the world’s quickest roller coaster title — the Components Rossa, at Ferrari Entire world Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It travels at speeds of up to 240 kilometers (149 miles) for each hour.

The present-day world’s tallest coaster built of metal — nevertheless another Intamin job — can be discovered in New Jersey. Kingda Ka, at 6 Flags Good Experience, stands 139 meters (456 toes).

And finally, the longest roller coaster on the earth correct now is the Metal Dragon 2000. Produced by D. H. Morgan Production, it can be identified inside of Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land amusement park in Nagashima, Kuwana.

In accordance to the Guinness E book of Entire world Documents, it spans 2.48 kilometers (1.54 miles).

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