World’s fastest, tallest and longest roller coaster will reach 155mph speeds

The world’s fastest, tallest and longest roller coaster is being built which will be able to travel at 155mph.

The ride, called Falcon’s Flight, will be the key attraction at Saudia Arabia’s Six Flags Qiddiya theme park.

Designers warned it “won’t be for the fainthearted”.

The record-breaking ride will cover nearly 2.5miles of track, hit 155mph speeds and feature a 525ft drop.

Creators say it will “achieve unprecedented speeds” at the park, which opens in 2023 in the country’s capital Riyadh.

Thrill seekers will be plunged over a vertical cliff into a 525ft deep valley using magnetic motor acceleration (LSM technology).

Theme park chiefs say it will allow a ‘weightlessness airtime experience’, according to Design Boom.

Philippe Gas, the park’s chief executive officer, said:” 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 it will “dominate the skyline” and “weave all the way around our destination, right out of the theme park, up the cliffside, and down the cliff face”.

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The CEO claimed it will be “the greatest drop of any ride”.

In a statement, designers said: “The Falcon's Flight will also be the world's tallest free-standing coaster structure, featuring a parabolic airtime hill allowing a weightlessness airtime experience.”

The attraction will take up to 20 passengers on a three-minute long ride.

Meanwhile, the park itself will have 28 rides and attractions with six themed lands, CNN reported.

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The current world’s fastest roller coaster is the 149mph Foruma Rossa, at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The world’s tallest coaster made of steel is the 456ft tall Kingda Ka, at Six Flags Great Adventure, in New Jersey, US.

And the current longest ride is the 1.54mile long Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan's Nagashima Spa Land amusement park.

The park is being built by the Qiddiya Investment Company and the US firm Six Flags.

The announcement comes after Saudia Arabia said it was opening up for international tourists for the first time back in September 2019.

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