Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), in partnership with Intamin Amusement Rides, initiated the design process for Falcon’s Flight, the flagship attraction of Six Flags Qiddiya – a one-of-a-kind theme park slated to open in the first phase of Qiddiya . The Falcon’s Flight is fast becoming the longest, fastest and tallest coaster in the world. It will travel approximately 4 km, feature a vertical diving maneuver in a 160 m deep valley using magnetic motor acceleration (LSM technology) and reach unprecedented speeds of over 250 km / h. The Falcon’s Flight will also be the tallest stand-alone roller coaster structure in the world with a satellite dish hill allowing for a weightless airtime experience.
Qiddiya Chief Executive Officer Philippe Gas commented on the signature ride: “Roller coaster fans around the world have been eagerly awaiting this ride ever since it was announced because there is nothing like it anywhere else. . Now that we are in the design phase with the experts from Intamin and the engineering team from Six Flags, the excitement is building! The Falcon flight will dominate the Qiddiya skyline, weaving all around our destination, right out of the theme park, down the cliff and down the cliff – the biggest drop of all the rides in the world. world ; it won’t be for the faint hearted!
On each trip – a three-minute adventure – up to 20 passengers will experience the exhilaration of three electromagnetic-powered launch systems as well as panoramic views of Six Flags Qiddiya and Resort Core. Daniel Schoppen – Vice President of Design and Development, Intamin Amusement Rides – commented, “I will never forget the moment I stood at the edge of the 200 meter high cliff on Tuwaiq Mountain in Qiddiya, watching in the valley and imagining the creation of a future record roller coaster. I knew that exactly at this spot, the Falcon’s Flight would plunge down the cliff, ending in a unique and exhilarating proximity flight at over 250 km / h near the ground. The unique setting and heights in the world such as the natural cliff will allow us to design an architectural masterpiece in steel.
Six Flags Qiddiya will cover 32 hectares (79 acres) and offer 28 rides and attractions on six themed grounds.