Two of the tallest attractions in the world are now scheduled to debut in 2021 at Icon Park, an entertainment complex along Orlando’s International Drive tourist corridor.
One will be the world’s tallest slingshot ride, standing at 300 feet. Simply named the Icon Park Slingshot, the ride will launch two riders 450 feet in the air and reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour.
Alongside the slingshot ride will be the 430-foot-tall Icon Park Drop Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. In an added thrill, the vehicles will tilt forward and face guests towards the ground just before making the drop at 75 miles per hour.
Both of these rides were originally supposed to open in 2020, but so much else this year, those plans were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Concept art shows there have been some subtle changes made in the attractions’ color scheme and design made since they were originally announced.
“Icon Park is constantly growing and expanding our entertainment options for locals and tourists alike,” president and CEO Chris Jaskiewicz said in a press release. “We’re proud to welcome these two record-setting attractions to the Orlando Entertainment District and look forward to the joy and adrenaline they will bring our guests.”
The towering structures will join other Icon Park attractions such as the 400-foot-tall Wheel, formerly known as the Orlando Eye, and the Orlando StarFlyer, the world’s tallest swing ride. The drop tower, slingshot ride and StarFlyer all share the same owner: Florida’s Slingshot Group of Companies.
Icon Park recently announced it would be opening a new family entertainment center and arcade in 2021.
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