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article imageWatch terrifying animation of world's tallest 570ft rollercoaster

By JohnThomas Didymus     Nov 21, 2014 in Internet
Orlando - Watch a hair-raising 4-minute animation presenting a realistic portrayal of the drop from the 570-foot summit of the world's tallest roller-coaster, at a speed of 65 mph, through corkscrew twists, turns, loops and inversions to ground level.
Life is dangerous enough with feet planted solidly on terra-firma, but for those who must have their daily shot of pure adrenaline all for the euphoric heights of sheer terror, the proposed $200 million, 495,000-square-foot Skyplex entertainment complex, at Orlando, Florida, provides the perfect solution: The Skyscraper roller-coaster, recently unveiled at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo (IAAPA) 2014.
The roller-coaster is based on the polercoaster concept developed by US firm Thrill Rides.
The video, released by Orlando-based US Thrill Rides on Monday, simulates the real-life experience from the point-of-view of riders seated in blue cars with two rows of seats for eight people set on a red track. It is the teaser to lure thrill-seekers to the star attraction of the Skyplex entertainment complex scheduled for opening in 2017.
The animation shows how it feels and looks to take the ride during the day and after dark, with the night experience offering added aesthetics.
Riders are taken on a simulation ride from the ground floor of the complex to the 570-foot peak of the towering vomit generator via a steep and torturous climb, after which they are left to the mercy of g-forces over the course of a dizzying drop reaching speeds of 65 mph.
The sheer drops and steep elevations appear specially designed to keep unfortunate workers eternally busy cleaning up gobs of the emptied contents of thrill seekers' stomachs. Riders don't get a respite from the g-forces assault on their senses until they reach ground level where the track turns and takes them in circuitous level route around the complex.
You may want to see your cardiologist for a clean bill of health before boarding the Skyscraper; otherwise we recommend its tamer cousin, the 420-ft Orlando Eye Ferris. And according to Bill Kitchen, founder of US Thrill Rides, a 535-ft observation deck accessible by glass elevators will offer a panoramic view of Orlando for wimps like us who would rather not risk the Skyscraper's stomach-churning ordeal.
The world s tallest rollercoaster due to open in Orlando  2017
The world's tallest rollercoaster due to open in Orlando, 2017
YouTube.US Thrill Rides
According to Kitchen, in an interview with Orlando Sentinel, "The unique design of the coaster means more incredible, heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions in a vertical area than riders have ever before experienced."
He added: "Skyscraper will not only take riders higher than ever before, but also introduce one thrill right after the next - there's no 'down time' on this four-minute coaster experience. It is an absolute cutting-edge engineering marvel that will deliver pure adrenaline unlike any roller coaster in the world today."
The Skyplex entertainment complex will also include facilities such as restaurants and bars, a video arcade and a shopping mall.
The complex, which will including a 1,800-car parking-lot facility, was designed by HHCP architects and will be built by Euforria, a division of Winter Park Construction.
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