Rumors are starting to reveal more details about Florida's potential polercoaster. The latest is that it will be built near the Orlando Eye. You can see a video of the news report right here: http://www.wesh.com/themeparks/other/pol...ce=dlvr.it

Everyone's acting like it's an announcement, but from what I can tell, it's speculation based on visits of he mayor with people associated with the polercoaster and the possible location.
I'll believe it once it's open. Wink
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I don't think some will believe it if it does open. lol

Has anyone heard any additional news on the Emerson, Georgia one? Everyone (and by everyone I mean the three amusement park sites I visit) seems to have forgotten that one.
Its a bogus idea anyway.
Hush you nonbeliever! lol
I'd ride it. They will probably charge a lot to ride tho.
(06-01-2014, 09:58 AM)Velcro Wrote: Hush you nonbeliever! lol

I just a coaster connoisseur and this ride just looks bogus. I think is a dumb way achieve the worlds tallest coaster. This is total gimmick. Like the High Roller that was on top of the Stratosphere. Shades
I agree with it being a gimmick, but I still want to see one.
The Orlando Polercoaster has been announced!! Here are the details courtesy of ThemeParkReview:

- Complex called "SkyPlex" - Roller coaster called "SkyScraper"
- Part of an entertainment complex built by "Mango's Tropical Cafe."
- Ride Built by US Thrill Rides and S&S
- 570 Feet tall
- 5,200 feet of track
- 48" height restriction
- Opening 2016

Full video of the announcement:

Written announcement:

World’s Tallest Rollercoaster and Entertainment Complex
“The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX” To Electrify Orlando Skyline in 2016
Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando and SKYPLEX Will Bring ‘Ocean Drive to I-Drive’

#Skyscraper #Orlando #SKYPLEX

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 5, 2014) – David and Joshua Wallack, the owners of Mango’s Tropical Café Orlando and Mango’s Tropical Café South Beach, today announced plans to develop the world’s tallest roller coaster The Skyscraper and the lavish SKYPLEX indoor entertainment complex at International Drive and Sand Lake Road.

The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX, the towering coaster to be built not far from the soon-to-open Orlando Eye 425-foot ferris wheel, will alter the Orlando skyline dramatically. The $200 million SKYPLEX will comprise approximately 495,000 square feet located on 12 prime acres. SKYPLEX will break ground in 2015 and is expected to open in 2016. Along with Mango’s Orlando, SKYPLEX will be bringing an irresistible dining and new nightlife vibe to the International Drive district.

“Next to our theme parks, International Drive is one of the most recognized icons of Orlando,” said Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel. “It’s exciting for our tourism community to see this type of investment being made to continuously raise the bar on the dining and entertainment experiences we offer across our destination.”

The Skyscraper at SKYPLEX is 570 feet tall and will feature the first Polercoaster built. This mega-thrill ride is a vertical rollercoaster created with coaster-length tracks featuring “all the other thrilling mayhem” of a great coaster experience, but “in a very small footprint,” according to Michael Kitchen, President of US Thrill Rides, the Orlando based company that created the ride.

Bill Kitchen, Founder of US Thrill Rides and creator of the Polercoaster said "Not only will the ‘Skyscraper’ coaster be the world’s tallest, we believe it will be the most thrilling. There will be incredible heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions like the world has never seen."

The SKYPLEX observation deck at the tip of the tallest structure in Central Florida will offer views 535 feet from the ground. To get there, visitors will ride in the region’s tallest glass elevators.

“We’re extremely excited about creating a record-breaking, must-try attraction on International Drive,” said Joshua Wallack, Mango’s Tropical Café chief operating officer, who also will open a Mango’s Orlando next year across International Drive from SKYPLEX. “Nowhere in the world will you have two iconic structures like The Skyscraper and the Orlando Eye. This will be an incredible opportunity for International Drive. ”

Wallack and his father David are partners in the mixed-use development that includes opportunities for additional attractions, entertainment, interactive venues, restaurants and retail to include a two-story prime retail space on International Drive. The SKYPLEX indoor entertainment complex including the observatory and restaurant and lounge at the top of the Skyscraper was designed by global architectural firm HHCP, based in Orlando, and will be constructed by Euforria, a construction management division of Winter Park Construction, based in Winter Park, Fla.

“Imagine a night of incredible dining, lounging and dancing atop a glass elevator ride 55 stories into the air,” said David Wallack. “It’s a true meeting of engineering, technology and art that is making this dream happen for us. We plan to bring Ocean Drive to I-Drive with a new dining and nightlife district that locals and Orlando visitors won’t want to miss.”

The SKYPLEX complex was conceived in late 2012 soon after Joshua Wallack began investigating parking garage locations for the Mango’s Orlando restaurant project.

What began as a search for multi-acre valet parking site for the Mango’s project mushroomed into a whirlwind of negotiations for additional land after Wallack was contacted by US Thrill Rides as to their interest in building the world’s first Polercoaster ride. The Wallacks rolled up five contiguous sites comprising 12 acres of land with 300 front feet on International Drive near Sand Lake Road and were soon collaborating with US Thrill Rides to license and develop the Polercoaster, which they now dub “The Skyscraper.” SKYPLEX will include a 1,500-car parking garage with a valet parking option.

Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando, opening in 2015, will be a world-class restaurant and nightlife entertainment destination in the heart of the International Drive district and just one mile from the Orange County Convention Center. The restaurant, with 55,000 square feet of entertainment space, live bands, shows and dancing, plus gourmet dining and event packages, will have a parking garage next door to it.

The Wallack family has built a reputation as entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Miami with the Mango’s Tropical Café South Beach restaurant. The Wallacks have pioneered the innovative Community Partnership Program in Miami Beach benefitting Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, which has yielded more than half a million dollars in the past two years. The Wallacks plan similar philanthropic activities in Central Florida.

For more information, visit http://www.skyplex.com.

New POV of this Pollercoaster being planned in Florida:

This video is insane. If this is really what the final ride looks like then I think they will have a winner on their hands. Now, let's all cross our fingers this thing becomes a reality.

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