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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Icon Park is opening two record-breaking attractions in December

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 3:54 PM

click to enlarge Sling Shot and Drop Tower during construction. - IMAGE VIA ICON PARK/FACEBOOK
  • Image via ICON Park/Facebook
  • Sling Shot and Drop Tower during construction.
Icon Park is getting ready to open two record-breaking rides in December: the world's largest tallest drop tower and slingshot.

As we previously reported, both of the new attractions will go on an empty lot on the southwest side of Icon Park. They will join StarFlyer, the world's tallest swing ride. The names of these thrilling attractions aren't quite as groundbreaking as their size: the Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Free Fall.

But dull names won't matter to guests on the 300-foot-tall ride that launches guests 450 feet above the ground at speeds of up to 100 mph. The Free Fall towers over the Slingshot, at 430 feet tall. The ride will rotate and tilt forward, giving brave riders — those who aren't squeezing their eyes shut and screaming — an amazing view of I-Drive.

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