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Skyscraper: World's tallest roller coaster being built in Florida

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Posted at 11:42 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-19 10:01:59-05

It's called Skyscraper. And once it is built next to Orlando, Florida's International Drive, it will be the world's tallest roller coaster.

Thrill seekers will twist, turn and tumble from a height of more than 500 feet after climbing from inside the Skyplex entertainment complex.

Orlando-based Thrill Rides has released a four-minute video providing a virtual ride on Skyscraper (see video below). Once it approaches the ground, the ride travels around the outside of the 495,000 square foot Skyplex.

"The unique design of the coaster means more incredible, heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions in a vertical area than riders have ever before experienced," said Bill Kitchen, founder of US Thrill Rides, told the Orlando Sentinel.

The attraction is scheduled to open in 2017

Watch a video rendering of the ride below:

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