Sunday, September 19, 2021

Towering ICON Park attractions slated to open this December

Two new attractions are on schedule to open in Orlando’s ICON Park this December.

The foundation has been poured and the massive ride elements have begun to go vertical for the Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park. Both attractions are set to open just in time for the winter holidays.

“The Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Free Fall are joining their sister attraction the Orlando StarFlyer … to make ICON Park the ‘Land of the Giants,'” said Ritchie Armstrong, owner of Slingshot Group of Companies. “We’re excited to introduce these towering attractions to Central Florida and make the holiday season more exciting than ever.”

Orlando Slingshot™ and Orlando Free Fall™ at ICON Park. Photo courtesy of Slingshot Family of Companies.

The Orlando Slingshot at ICON Park will stand at 300 feet. The two-tower attraction will launch two riders out of an “exploding volcano” approximately 450 feet straight up into the sky, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph.

The Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park will stand at 430 feet. Thirty riders will be able to embrace the beautiful sites of ICON Park and I-Drive as the ride vehicle rotates around the gigantic tower and rises high into the skyline. Once the ride vehicle reaches the top, it’ll tilt forward 30 degrees and face the ground for a brief moment before free falling nearly 400 feet at speeds reaching over 75 mph.

Keator Construction, LLC is the general contractor responsible for building these landmark attractions. The manufacturer of the rides is Funtime.

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