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Falcon's Flight Roller Coaster Will Hit New Speed, Height And Track Length Records

A new roller coaster that promises riders a thrilling time like no other is currently in the works. Known as Falcon's Flight, the roller coaster's home will be in Six Flags Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia. This new coaster is being developed with the intention of shattering current world records, with specs that surpass even the tallest and fastest of roller coasters. According to a press release (via Theme Park Insider), Falcon's Flight is estimated to have 2.5 miles of track for riders to experience.

Philippe Gas, the CEO of Qiddiya, expressed his excitement about the project. Stating that the team is currently working with Intamin, a manufacturing company best known for its roller coaster work, Falcon's Flight is going to set a milestone. "Rollercoaster fans around the world have been eagerly anticipating this ride since it was announced, as there is nothing quite like it anywhere else," he said. "Falcon's flight will dominate the skyline at Qiddiya, weave all the way around our destination, right out of the theme park, up the cliffside, and down the cliff face — the greatest drop of any ride in the world; it won't be for the fainthearted!"

What Falcon's Flight is actually promising

To paint a better image of what Falcon's Flight is set on achieving, Qiddya released specs for the project earlier this year. According to the press release, Falcon's Flight is set to hit speeds over 155 mph and reach heights of about 525 feet. Currently, the fastest roller coaster is Formula Rossa in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which allows riders to experience speeds up to 149 mph. The tallest steel roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka in Six Flags Great Adventure, located in New Jersey, which stands at a staggering 456 feet. If Falcon's Flight manages to surpass both of these coasters in terms of height and speed, it would be the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world.

Test videos of the project have surfaced on the internet that display some of these key features. Based on footage, the track for Falcon's Flight is pretty intricate. With railings built on the side of cliffs and drops that tunnel through an entire mountainside, this is gearing up to be quite the promising thrill ride. The project is set to be completed in 2023, meaning that adrenaline seekers will have to wait a bit before experiencing this incredible roller coaster. Perhaps the John Wick roller coaster set to open in Dubai might make its debut before Falcon's Flight.