Some huge news came out of IAAPA last week as CoasterCrew got an earth-shattering update related to the PolerCoaster concept that was proposed earlier this year. Two PolerCoasters will be built, one in Georgia and one in Florida. And, the one being built in Florida, will be the world’s tallest roller coaster at 525 feet tall. It will also be one of the longest coasters and it will use S&S el loco cars.
Here’s a video of CoasterCrew interviewing a US Thrill Rides representative, Michael Kitchen:
Where in Florida will the PolerCoaster be Built?
As you can see in the video, the designer wasn’t allowed to say exactly where in Florida the ride will be built. He did say that an official announcement will be made in two weeks, which would put it at about the week after Thanksgiving. The only thing I’ve found in terms of rumors is this article: New Mystery Theme Park Coming to Orlando?
It sounds like the first of the two projects will be the 5,000 foot long, 325 foot tall PolerCoaster coming to Lakepoint Sports Complex. It’s located north of Atlanta, GA. According to the interview above, that ride will be called White Knuckle.
What’s your take on this huge news? Where do you think the coaster will be built? Leave a comment below.