Saudi Arabia aims to become one of the most respected nations in the world. On this mission, Saudi Arabia has earned many Guinness World Records in recent years. Despite its rampant sexism and income inequality, the Middle Eastern nation has just unveiled its plans to build the world’s longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster, which will reach speeds of 155 miles per hour at a Six Flags location that will be built in the middle of the desert.
The new amusement park will include a number of “record-smashing” rides including the fastest roller coaster, Falcon’s Flight. The ride will be featured at Six Flags Qiddiya.
Footage from the amusement park shows the roller coaster in action. It includes four carriages that are shaped like an intimidating robot falcon. The clip reveals the rollercoaster in action as it speeds down ravines at a top speed of 155 miles per hour.
The current record holder for the world’s fastest rollercoaster is held by Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi. The Falcon’s Flight will be five miles per hour faster.
Footage released by the Al-Qudiya Project shows that the Falcon’s Flight has sixteen seats in four carriages. They are shaped like the bird that the ride is named after. The video shows the ride racing up inclines before plummeting toward its goal of reaching top speed.
Besides the ups and downs and world-record speed, Falcon’s Flight also includes loops that will defy gravity and provide views of the breathtaking desert canyon where the Six Flags location will be built.
According to the Saudi Gazette, Michael Reininger, CEO of Qiddya Investment Company, said: “Our vision is to make Six Flags Qiddya a theme park that delivers all the thrills and excitement that audiences from all over the world have come to expect from the Six Flags brand, and to elevate those experiences with authentic themes connected to the location.”
CEO Reininger added, “As a place that will create indelible memories and moments of delight, telling stories that resonate with our guests is a central notion that will be evident throughout Qiddya.”
President of Six Flags International Development Company, David McKillips, said: “We are thrilled to be part of a project of such scale and scope and are proud to celebrate this milestone with Qiddya.”
According to McKillips, this Saudi Arabian park will be the “most unique Six Flags. Theme park ever built,” putting American versions to shame.
Because the park and Falcon’s Flight are still being developed, the exact figures of the “record-smashing” rollercoaster’s height have not been released. However, the top speed is being estimated at 155 miles per hour. That’s fast.
Many economists around the world are calling the 79-acre theme park, Saudi Arabia’s response to Disneyland. It should be opened in 2023 and will include six sub-parks including City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune, and Grand Exposition. With names like those, you know you’re in for a wonderful time when you plan your visit to Six Flags Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia.
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