ICONic rush: Icon Park Orlando announces two new attractions

Icon Park, Orlando, the entertainment destination in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive, has announced two new record-breaking attractions that are sure to satisfy any thrill-seeker’s appetite— the Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Gyro Drop Tower.

Known as the world’s tallest slingshot, the Orlando Slingshot is an attraction towering 300 feet in height. Riders will experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they are catapulted 450 feet into the air—nearly fifty stories high! The Orlando Slingshot will feature innovative dual-loading, allowing guests to be loading while another is experiencing the attraction.

The Orlando Gyro Drop Tower will raise riders high above the Icon Park skyline, with the attraction reaching 400 feet in height—making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. The attraction begins with an intense climb as the ride gyrates around the tower until it reaches the top. After an unexpected twist, riders hearts will be racing as they freefall 350 feet back to Earth traveling up to 75 miles per hour.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Gyro Drop Tower are owned by Slingshot Group of Companies. Last year, Slingshot Group of Companies brought the well-known StarFlyer to Icon Park.

Icon Park’s partnership with Slingshot Group of Companies has not only brought great attractions to the area but has helped cement Icon Park as the iconic International Drive destination, where people can ride, dine, drink and explore.

“Icon Park is already known for having the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast and the world’s tallest swing ride. These two additions will make it a complete destination for family-friendly adventure,” Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of Icon Park said.

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