Skyplex Gets Another Thrill Attraction

A new thrill ride is coming to the Skyplex amusement complex set to be built on the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road in Orlando.
SkyJump is the sixth major attraction planned for the complex, the developers announced Thursday. The new attraction joins the lineup of rides such as the Skyscraper roller coaster, the SkyFall ride, a 450-foot drop ride, a Sky Surf park and SkyLedge, which allows guests to walk around the edge of the Skyplex tower 600 feet above ground. Continue reading “Skyplex Gets Another Thrill Attraction”

Skyplex to Add a New Sky-High Attraction

800px-mangos_tropical_cafe_miami_florida_usaJoshua Wallack is bringing a sixth major attraction to the much-anticipated project on International Drive.

Skyplex developer is now characterizing his $460 million massive entertainment, retail and dining complex as a full-day theme park and claims the new addition, called SkyLedge will be the first of its kind in the U.S. allowing tourists to walk around the outside of the tower.

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Unicorp’s I-Drive Plan Attracting Hotel Interest

OrlandoNightSkylineUnicorp National Developments Inc.’s master plan for International Drive and Universal Boulevard is already getting hotel interest, and it is only a week after being revealed.

During a November 20 I-Drive meeting, Unicorp’s President Chuck Whittall said he has received calls from two different companies that may want to build hotels on his I-Drive land. However, he didn’t disclose the companies’ names. Its property is running from Sand Lake Road to Via Mercado and currently houses parking or future demolished structures on the blocks. Continue reading “Unicorp’s I-Drive Plan Attracting Hotel Interest”

Skyplex Project Hits Snag: Orange County Board Votes ‘No’ on World’s Tallest Roller Coaster

track1aThe Skyplex project on International Drive near Orlando hit a snag. The Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-3 on Thursday against the proposal for the $500 million Skyplex complex, which would include a 570-foot polercoaster, called The Skyscraper.

Skyplex developer Joshua Wallack unveiled Skyscraper’s design at 2014 IAAPA trade show at the Orange County Convention Center. Along with the world’s tallest roller coaster, Skyscraper, the Skyplex development will include a 450-foot SkyFall drop tower, a state-of-the-art open-air plaza, the SkyFly 600-foot zipline, a 350-room hotel and the largest Perkins in the world. Continue reading “Skyplex Project Hits Snag: Orange County Board Votes ‘No’ on World’s Tallest Roller Coaster”

Skyfall, the world’s tallest drop tower, coming to International Drive

polercosterThere’s another ‘world’s tallest’ addition to the SkyPlex, coming to Orlando’s I-Drive tourist corridor- Skyfall and it will be the world’s tallest drop ride, according to Joshua Wallack, managing principal of the Skyplex development. The attraction will join the Skyscraper roller coaster at the upcoming Skyplex complex. The 570-foot tall Skyscraper will be the world’s tallest roller coaster when it opens in 2017. Continue reading “Skyfall, the world’s tallest drop tower, coming to International Drive”

Mathin’s Vegas-style multimillion-dollar complex is set to come to Orlando’s I-Drive by summer 2017

4mega mall I DriveAfter the iSquare Mall + Hotel project has been approved by the Orlando City Council on August 11, Abdul Mathin, chairman and CEO of The Blackmine Group unveiled more details on the new development. Mathin said after his company bought the site, he had a vision for the project in 2007. However, Continue reading “Mathin’s Vegas-style multimillion-dollar complex is set to come to Orlando’s I-Drive by summer 2017”