The Falcon’s Flight roller coaster being built at the currently-under-construction Six Flags Qiddiya in Saudi Arabia will be the world’s tallest, longest, and fastest roller coaster to date, featuring a three-minute, 2.5-mile long ride at heights up to 525-feet and speeds up to 155MPH. For reference, the current longest coaster (Steel Dragon 2000 at Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land) is 1.54-miles long, the tallest coaster (Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure) is 456-feet tall, and the current fastest (Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi) reaches 149MPH. Falcon’s Flight, which will rely on magnetic motor acceleration for its speed, will also feature “a parabolic airtime hill allowing a weightlessness airtime experience.” That’s cool. Me? I’m a little too fragile for riding roller coasters these days and only make one exception — the roller coaster of love. Makes me sick to my stomach and puke every time.
Keep going for a video rendering of the ride.
Thanks to my dad, who agrees that’s impressive and all, but nothing could ever top the now-defunct Screamin’ Delta Demon bobsled ride at Opryland.