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World’s tallest drop tower, slingshot coming to Icon Park in summer 2021

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Thrill seekers better buckle up, as two brand-new record-setting attractions are coming to International Drive next summer: Icon Park Slingshot and Icon Park Drop Tower.

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The Icon Park Slingshot, once open, will be the world’s tallest slingshot ride at 300 feet. The two-tower attraction will launch two riders out of an “exploding volcano” approximately 450 feet straight up into the sky and reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Standing at 430 feet tall, the Icon Park Drop Tower will be the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders will be able to take in the sights of I-Drive as the tower rotates and rises toward the sky. Once the ride vehicle reaches the top, it’ll tilt forward 30 degrees and face the ground for a brief moment before free-falling nearly 400 feet at speeds reaching over 75 miles per hour.

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“The Slingshot Group of Companies is committed to bringing the biggest thrills to Orlando,” said Ritchie Armstrong, owner. “We’re very excited to open the world’s tallest slingshot and free-standing drop tower at Icon Park to stand opposite of the Orlando StarFlyer, the world’s tallest swing ride.”

Along with the two new attractions, the Slingshot Group of Companies also operates the 450-foot Orlando StarFlyer.

“Icon Park is constantly growing and expanding our entertainment options for locals and tourists alike,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of Icon Park. “We’re proud to welcome these two record-setting attractions to the Orlando Entertainment District and look forward to the joy and adrenaline they will bring our guests.”

To learn more, visit IconParkSlingshot.com.

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