Two world record-setting attractions are on schedule to open at Orlando’s Icon Park this December — the Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Free Fall.
The foundation has been poured and the ride elements have begun to go vertical, and both attractions are expected to open in time for the winter holidays.
“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,'” said Ritchie Armstrong, owner of Slingshot Group of Companies. “We’re excited to introduce these towering attractions to Central Florida and make the holiday season more exciting than ever.”
The Orlando Slingshot at Icon Park will stand at 300 feet, making it the world’s tallest slingshot. The two-tower attraction will launch two riders out of an “exploding volcano” approximately 450 feet straight up into the sky, reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The Orlando Free Fall at Icon Park will stand at 430 feet, making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders will be able to enjoy the sights of Icon Park and I-Drive as the ride vehicles rotate around the gigantic tower and rises high into the skyline. 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.
To learn more, visit IconParkSlingshot.com.