Orlando, famous for being the self-proclaimed "tourist capitol of the world" is set to debut two of the world's tallest attractions this winter.
The Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Free Fall, have begun contruction and are set to open this December in time for the winter holidays.
Already home to the Orlando StarFlyer and the the Wheel, ICON Park is adding these two additional massive attractions as part of a host of other museums, aquariums and other tourist experiences.
"We're excited to introduce these towering attractions to Central Florida and make the holiday season more exciting than ever," said Slingshot Group of Companies owner Ritchie Armstrong. "The Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Free Fall are joining their sister attraction the Orlando StarFlyer, the world's tallest stand-alone swing ride, to make ICON Park the 'Land of the Giants'."
The Orlando Slingshot at ICON Park will stand at 300 feet tall, making it the world's tallest slingshot ride. It holds a capsule that will launch two people from the top of a volcano, shooting them 450 feet into the air, going as fast as 100 miles per hour, before safely bringing them back down.
The Orlando Free Fall, will be the world's tallest free-standing drop tower, coming in at 430 feet tall. As many as 30 people on the ride will be taken on a vehicle rotating up around the tower. Once they reach the top, the vehicle will tilt forward facing the ground just before droping over 75 miles per hour, 400 feet toward the ground.
With 7 of the 10 most visited theme parks in the continent, five of them being the most visited theme parks in the world, this is just two more reasons to visit Central Florida.
When you think Orlando, and tourism being the centerpiece of the city's economy, you immediately think Disney World and its four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom). Then there's Universal Studios with its theme and water parks. Also, along the tourist corridor International Drive you'll find SeaWorld and Fun Spot. And its that last location to which locals call, "I-Drive" is where you'll find ICON Park and it's newest attractions.
International Drive, also home to the city's convention complex, the Orange County Convention Center, bringing in thousands every year where these world-record-setting attractions will be located, along with Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Aquarium, the Museum of Illusions, Wonder Works, Pearl Express Train, Pirates Cove mini golf, dozens of themed restaurants, malls, Ripley's Believe it or Not, several hotels and resort destinations.
The Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Free Fall are owned and operated by the Slingshot Group of Companies, operating rides and attractions throughout Florida for two decades. All of their locations include free admission and free parking.
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