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Thoughts on SkyPlex?

  1. I want it!

  2. I have concerns, but still want to see it built.

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  1. OrlLover

    OrlLover Member

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    I’m pretty sure and I think there already plans to improve the road. Also is not bad place just very touristy being in Orlando metro you should expect that.
     
  2. maxairmike

    maxairmike Veteran Member

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    :lol: 2020? Sure, Jan.

     
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  3. Scott W.

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    The coaster is still projected to rise 5,200 feet and include zero-g rolls.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I mean... it could theoretically happen since he seems to indicate things have been scaled back a bit and the coaster would be the main thing. Coasters are quick builds, but it’s about seeing actual movement. The Perkins has to close still, for example.

    Wallack has built Mangos and that new garage though and I don’t think he built a 900 space garage for his health so I’m still going to remain cautiously optimistic that this will happen in one form or another. It seems like a vanity project.
     
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    Coasters are quick builds sure but a 550ft structure isn’t.
     
  6. LintemuthStudios

    LintemuthStudios Veteran Member

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    Yeah, no. I wouldn't be surprised if this opened the same year that Fantastic Worlds does.
     
  7. Nick

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    To clarify, I don’t expect it to open next year. But I do think it will happen eventually bc as I said, this screams vanity project to me.
     
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    In the meantime we get our yearly "coming soon" announcement. Just like Christmas it keeps on giving.
     
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  9. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup, this thread was created in 2013. Every year we get an update just to remind people it’s still a thing.
     
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    It is definitely a vanity project for Wallack, but I have serious doubts it will ever actually happen. I recall the financing that was announced (which was only like half of what he was trying to get) being viewed as shady Chinese investment, and there's been some backtracking in that area (see Zhonghong or however you spell it, a large shareholder in SeaWorld) that makes me wonder if even that is still secured. The parking garage was built primarily for Mangos, as I believe there was also going to be a small parking structure on the Skyplex side as well.
     
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    Polercoaster reminds me of Kidzone :)
     
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    Considering how long it took to get a lousy parking garage open, I wouldn't hold your breath.
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    All of that information and the interview link itself is actually the last thing we talked about in this thread.

    Personally, I think it'll happen in one form or another because it's a vanity project for Wallack, but i'd love to see any evidence that they have the funding. The Perkins needs to close before they can do anything (ya know, like build an even BIGGER Perkins), so until they close, there's really nothing to see here.
     
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    Random question: is the garage free like Icon? Or anyone been and seen the rates?
     
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    ughhhhhhhhh
     
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    This is still happening? Alrighty then.

     
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    So I guess now Uni can build up to 706 ft as well....
     
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