ICON Park Orlando Breaks Ground on Two New World-Record Setting Attractions .. #ICONParkOrlando #ICONParkSlingshot #ICONParkDropTower #OrlandoAttractions #IDrive

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In 2021, ICON Park Orlando will become the “land of the giants” with the opening of two world record-breaking attractions: the ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower.

Ground was broken for both on the southwest corner of the complex on January 29. In the group photo below (from left to right) are: Chris Jaskiewicz (ICON Park president and CEO), Commissioner Siplin, Maria Triscari (President and CEO of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce) and Ritchie Armstrong (Owner of the two new attractions).

ICON Park Orlando ride groundbreaking

The ICON Park Slingshot 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 mph.

The ICON Park Drop Tower will stand at 430 feet, making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders will be able to embrace the beautiful sites of ICON Park and I-Drive as the ride vehicle rotates 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 mph.

ICON Park Slingshot and ICON Park Drop Tower art rendering

Expect many screams to be coming from that corner of ICON Park before the end of the year, as both attractions are scheduled to open in December 2021.

The $250 million, 20-acre complex is already home to the world’s tallest swing ride, the Orlando StarFlyer, which stands at 450 feet just north of the two new rides.

Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com.

[Images courtesy ICON Park Orlando]

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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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