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RichOBJ

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Jan 26, 2016
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Bright, Sunny O-Town
Sup ya'll got another inside scoop for you guys. Talked to Unicorp's Chuck Whittall about huge upgrades coming to Icon Orlando 360.

In a nutshell:
  • A new double slingshot ride on the southern side of Icon Orlando, bookending the complex with the existing Starflyer ride to the north. The new ride will be built tall enough to be considered the 'world's tallest.'
  • A drop tower — similar to rides like Disney's Tower of Terror — on the Universal Boulevard side of the complex, which currently is used as parking space. That ride also will be designed as the 'world's tallest.'
  • A new powered zipline ride, as well as other not-yet-announced thrill rides on the Universal Bourevard side of the property.
More details (including hotel expansions) are in the story (PAYWALLED): https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/09/19/exclusive-unicorp-chuck-whittall-has-300m-mini.html
 

Scott W.

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
12,288
Glasgow
Sup ya'll got another inside scoop for you guys. Talked to Unicorp's Chuck Whittall about huge upgrades coming to Icon Orlando 360.

In a nutshell:
  • A new double slingshot ride on the southern side of Icon Orlando, bookending the complex with the existing Starflyer ride to the north. The new ride will be built tall enough to be considered the 'world's tallest.'
  • A drop tower — similar to rides like Disney's Tower of Terror — on the Universal Boulevard side of the complex, which currently is used as parking space. That ride also will be designed as the 'world's tallest.'
  • A new powered zipline ride, as well as other not-yet-announced thrill rides on the Universal Bourevard side of the property.
More details (including hotel expansions) are in the story (PAYWALLED): https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/09/19/exclusive-unicorp-chuck-whittall-has-300m-mini.html
This portion of I drive will have the reputation of having the world’s tallest type of rides if they build the Polercoaster.
 

LintemuthStudios

Veteran Member
Nov 7, 2016
4,980
Fantastic Worlds
Wait, isn’t there supposed to be a drop-tower attached to the Skyplex? Why would they build a record-breaking drop tower only to have the record broken shortly afterwards? What’s the point?
 

Honor_Knight

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Sep 20, 2012
332
Sup ya'll got another inside scoop for you guys. Talked to Unicorp's Chuck Whittall about huge upgrades coming to Icon Orlando 360.

In a nutshell:
  • A new double slingshot ride on the southern side of Icon Orlando, bookending the complex with the existing Starflyer ride to the north. The new ride will be built tall enough to be considered the 'world's tallest.'
  • A drop tower — similar to rides like Disney's Tower of Terror — on the Universal Boulevard side of the complex, which currently is used as parking space. That ride also will be designed as the 'world's tallest.'
  • A new powered zipline ride, as well as other not-yet-announced thrill rides on the Universal Bourevard side of the property.
More details (including hotel expansions) are in the story (PAYWALLED): https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2018/09/19/exclusive-unicorp-chuck-whittall-has-300m-mini.html
As if ICON isn't tacky enough. More useless crap to clutter up the skyline.
 
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UniversalRBLX

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Nov 3, 2015
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I don't mind I-Drive 360, considering it looks nice and the new starflyer is nice to look at. Magical Midway has to be losing business, that place is just tacky.
 

GoUCFKnights

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Jul 28, 2017
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I don't mind I-Drive 360, considering it looks nice and the new starflyer is nice to look at. Magical Midway has to be losing business, that place is just tacky.
It appears Starflyer is owned by the same people as Magical Midway? And the rides RichOBJ mentioned as coming to Icon Orlando appear to be the same exact set from Magical Midway... it appears Magical Midway is relocating to within Icon Orlando, so I can't imagine it staying open once that is done.
 
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UniversalRBLX

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Nov 3, 2015
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It appears Starflyer is owned by the same people as Magical Midway? And the rides RichOBJ mentioned as coming to Icon Orlando appear to be the same exact set from Magical Midway... it appears Magical Midway is relocating to within Icon Orlando, so I can't imagine it staying open once that is done.
Didn't know that. Logical for them to do that.