Never left behind when it comes to breaking records, Saudi Arabia wants to build the world’s fastest roller coaster. They will take place at Six Flags Qiddiya, an amusement park located 30 kilometers from Riyadh and whose construction began in 2018. The work has been assigned to the Swiss Intamin, a specialist in thrilling attractions, already holder of the previous record. Construction is due to be completed in 2023.
The fastest but also the tallest roller coasters in the world
Not content with being the fastest with peaks at 250 km / h, according to the Saudi fund Qiddiya Investment Company which is financing the project, the installation will also be the highest. “The Falcon’s Flight will be the tallest free-standing roller coaster structure in the world, with a descent giving the sensation of being weightless,” write the promoters of the project. Built on the side of the cliff, the 20 passengers per wagon will be rushed to a height of 160 meters from the first descent… Before traveling 4 kilometers at full speed.
Adrenaline rush specialist
The Falcon’s Flight will be designed by Intamin. Based in Liechtenstein, this 50-year-old Swiss company is behind many of the world’s most famous rides and attractions. It already holds the record in this field, with Formula Rossa, at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, which hurtles down the slopes at 240 km / h. Another Intamin record, that of the highest roller coaster in the world, located in another park, Six Flags “Great Adventure” in the United States, and which measures 139 meters high. Notice to thrill seekers …
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