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16 May 2019
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides
By Andy Knaggs
Orlando's Icon Park aims for 2020 launch of 'world-beating' rides
Icon Park's 400ft-tall observation wheel opened in 2015
Photo: Icon Park
Orlando entertainment complex Icon Park is investing in two new attractions which will both rank as the world's tallest in their field when they open in Q2 2020.

The 300ft (91.44m) tall Orlando Slingshot and 400ft (121.92m) tall freestanding Orlando Gyro Drop Tower would take their place close to the park's 400ft-tall Icon Orlando observation wheel, and across the park from its StarFlyer ride.

This last attraction was manufactured by Australian company Funtime, and it's reported that the new rides will be manufactured by the same company.

Announcing the new rides on social media, Icon Park said the drop tower's seats will "rotate with an unexpected twist as it drops down".

These projects were approved for the site last year, at the same time as a powered zip line was also approved. Also on the way is a US$15m (€13.4m, £11.65m), 15,000sq ft dining and entertainment venue named Ole Red, and an Element by Westin hotel.

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