Tag: Roller coaster

Danny McAuliffeJune 16, 2018

Florida Democrats are framing a recent roller coaster crash in Daytona Beach as the “latest example of incompetence at Adam Putnam’s Agriculture Department.” In a news release emailed statewide Saturday, the Florida Democratic Party highlighted how the Thursday night derailment came hours after state inspectors approved the Sand Blaster roller coaster for operation. The incident injured […]

Associated PressDecember 1, 2015

Orlando’s hope of having the world’s tallest roller coaster is one step closer to becoming reality. Orange County’s board of commissioners granted zoning approval Tuesday night for the $500 million Skyplex Orlando project. The unanimous vote means that developer Joshua Wallack and his family can go forward with plans to build the 570-foot “Skyscraper” coaster […]

Associated PressDecember 1, 2015

It’s decision day for a developer’s planned $500 million project that would bring the world’s tallest rollercoaster to Orlando’s International Drive. Orange County’s Board of Commissioners is set to vote Tuesday on whether to grant zoning approval for Skyplex Orlando. Opposition led by neighboring Universal Orlando says the proposed 570-foot “Skyscraper” coaster, which would have […]

Associated PressNovember 8, 2015

When the Wallack family announced plans last year to construct the world’s tallest roller coaster as the centerpiece of a $500 million entertainment complex on Orlando’s International Drive, their vision was praised by business owners hoping it would help draw tourist dollars to an aging strip between Universal Orlando and SeaWorld. More than a year […]


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