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”
Joshua 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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The old Hurricane roller coaster in Dania Beach, visible from Interstate 95, will be taken down starting at 10 a.m. March 16, making way for a 1 million-square-foot shopping center called Dania Pointe.
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It looks like Skyscraper, the world’s tallest roller coaster, will be coming to Orlando’s International Drive.
Orange County’s Board of commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed $500 million Skyplex Orlando development on the I-Drive and Sand Lake Road intersection.
Skyplex, a project by Wallack Holdings LLC, Continue reading “Skyplex Approved by Orange County Commissioners”
Unicorp 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”
The 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”
There’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”
After 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”