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Star-Flyer for I-Drive Orlando

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by rtotheizzo17, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. rtotheizzo17

    rtotheizzo17 Active Member

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    http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews ... ction.html

    ORLANDO --
    Mystery revealed: The "largest of its kind" attraction coming to the I-Drive 360 complex was revealed Tuesday to be the Star Flyer, a chair swing ride that will stand 420 feet tall.

    Unicorp National Developments unveiled the first images of the new attraction after teasing a major announcement for the last week. Developers said the application for the new ride's construction, expected to take 12–18 months, was submitted Tuesday morning to Orange County.

    Once completed, the Star Flyer will stand taller than the currently bigger swing ride of its kind in the world, the 409-foot-tall New England SkyScreamer, which opened in May at Six Flags New England.

    The Star Flyer will be built next to the Outback Steakhouse at the former Gooding's Plaza, which Unicorp announced Tuesday will be renamed the Vue at 360.

    "This attraction activates I-Drive," said Unicorp President Chuck Whittall.

    The new attraction will be adjacent to the sites of the under-construction Orlando Eye Ferris wheel, which will stand 400 feet tall once complete, and the planned Skyscraper roller coaster, which will rise to 570 feet tall. A ride-through video of the Skyscraper was released Monday.


    The Star Flyer will include of 12 double-seat swing chairs, sending up to 24 riders spinning more than 400 feet in the air for 3–4 minutes. Officials

    Developers said the Star Flyer will be similar to the ride of the same name in London, near the London Eye, but with minor altercations that will make Orlando's version unique.anticipated a $10 ticket price to ride the attraction.


    Ten similar swing rides have been built around North America in the last three years, and 35 versions of the ride opened worldwide over the last decade.

    This week's developments at I-Drive 360 come in conjunction with the 2014 IAAPA Attractions Expo, which also kicked off Tuesday. The annual expo, organized by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions at the Orange County Convention Center, shows off the latest in amusement ride and theme park technology.
     
  2. caffeine_demon

    caffeine_demon Well-Known Member

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    Are riders expected to have fisticuffs then?
     
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    The last time I checked there is no star flyer by the London Eye.
     
  5. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    This is a bit misleading I'll give you that. But there is during the summer. Or at least has been the last few years

    http://www.londonwonderground.co.uk/your-visit
     
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    Is there not already a star flyer at fun spot on I-Drive?
     
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    Dave was it there this year I didn't see it.
     
  8. ECG

    ECG East Coast(er) General Administrator CF Award Winner 2016

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    It's at Magical Midway, not Fun Spot. It's also on International Drive, but a few miles away from the I-Drive complex.
     
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    Oh OK, I knew there was a second Fun Spot but couldn't remember whether that place was one the other one. A lot of people call International Drive I-Drive hence my confusion.

    I am assuming that this 360 place isn't the same as the Merlin development as that is literally 10 mins walk from the Midway? (I know that Merlin renamed their place and I haven't been closely following it for a while.)
     
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    FOUR...YEARS.... LATER............BUMP!

    So like, this is a thing now.
     
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    Hyde I Lied About My Age! Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    #MakeI-DriveGreatAgain
     
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    How tall are the Windseeker rides?
     
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    300, this will surpass the New England Sky Screamer at Six Flags New England, currently the tallest tower swing ride at 410ft by 10 feet.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hold on - I've only just clocked that this is 420ft!

    Yeah... :emoji_zipper_mouth: that.
     
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    So this is the world's tallest swing ride?
     
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    Yes it will be taller than NESS by 10ft
     
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    Gimme.
     
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    Oh my god that is vile, guessing it won't be open by September which is a shame... I'd hate it, but at the same time I would be first in line to experience it!
     
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    Finally got around to going on the ride today. I drive past it going to and from work. every single day... and hadn't bother to go on, even though I like to eat at the Chinese buffet in the same parking lot all the time, but today I spent my $11 and, well, it is what it is? Fun rides but I've been on 10 other Star Flyers including Six Flags New England +400 footer (and 5 of the Windseekers) so I wasn't wow'd... the cycle seems kinda short for the price... the view is ok but I Drive doesn't have much to look at. (same problem the wheel has) I'd probably ride it again though, if I had friends who wanted to go for a spin. Would like to try it at night as well.
     
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    skyscreamer rides are horrible things
     

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