Saudi Arabia Is Planning Record-Breaking Roller Coaster With 500 Feet Drop, Speeds Of 150 MPH

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A record-breaking 150 mph roller coaster is slated to arrive to Saudi Arabia in 2023.

The ride, “Falcon’s Flight,” will shatter several categories of existing world records when it opens in the new Six Flags Qiddiya park, the Orange County Register reported.

Falcon’s Flight will feature a jaw-dropping fall of over 500 feet, nearly two and a half miles of roller coaster track, and exceed speeds of 150 miles per hour, according to the Register. The ride will be one of 28 attractions in the park.

Intamin Amusement Rides, a design and manufacturing company specialized in creating thrill rides worldwide, will be in charge of the design process for the new coaster. Intamin also spearheaded many classic California thrill rides such as Incredicoaster, Xcelerator, and Superman: Escape from Krypton according to the OCR. (RELATED: Japanese Amusement Parks Say No Shouting Or Cheering On Rides In New Guidelines During Pandemic)

The ride is set to become the world’s fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster when it opens in two years in Qiddiya, a new city in the outskirts of Riyadh being built as a major entertainment center, regional outlet Arab News reported.

Theme park lovers who make the long trip to Falcon’s Flight will be rewarded with electromagnetic propulsion launch systems in addition to panoramic views of the sprawling 32-hectare (79 acre) park, shared the local outlet.