The Slingshot Group of Companies™ has broken ground on the ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower.
“The Slingshot Group of Companies™ has been bringing thrills to guests for over 20 years and we’re so excited to bring two more world-record-setting attractions to ICON Park,” said Ritchie Armstrong, owner. “The ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower will be opening December 2021.”
The ICON Park Slingshot™ will stand at 300 feet, making it the world’s tallest slingshot. The two-tower attraction will launch two riders out of an “exploding volcano” approximately 450 feet straight up into the sky, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph.
The ICON Park Drop Tower will stand at 430 feet, making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders will be able to embrace the beautiful sites of ICON Park and I-Drive as the ride vehicle rotates around the gigantic tower and rises high into the skyline. Once the ride vehicle reaches the top, it’ll tilt forward 30 degrees and face the ground for a brief moment before free falling nearly 400 feet at speeds reaching over 75 mph.
ICON Park, Orlando’s favorite open-air entertainment complex, will be welcoming the ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower into its lineup of attractions, restaurants, bars and shops in 2021. The $250 million, 20-acre complex is already home to the world’s tallest swing ride, the Orlando StarFlyer, which stands at 450 feet.
“Adding these two new, skyscraper-height rides to The Wheel and StarFlyer will make ICON Park the ‘land of the giants’,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “ICON Park’s three stunning thrill rides added to our seven other world class attractions make the Orlando Entertainment District the ideal place for friends and families looking for restaurants and attractions to satisfy different tastes in food and entertainment.”
Keator Construction, LLC is the general contractor responsible for building these landmark attractions. The construction is expected to bring more than two dozen jobs to the area.
To view renderings of the ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower, click here.
To learn more about the ICON Park Slingshot™ and ICON Park Drop Tower, visit https://www.iconparkslingshot.com.
About the Slingshot Group of Companies™
The Slingshot Group of Companies have been operating Funtime Group amusement rides in Florida since 2000. With locations in popular Florida vacation destinations including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach and Panama City Beach, the Slingshot Group of Companies operate the ultimate premier thrill rides including the Slingshot™, The Vomatron™ and Starflyer™. With all locations featuring free admission and free parking, guests will find themselves launching 450 ft at 100 miles per hour, spinning 200 ft at 70 miles per hour or swinging out at 380 ft at 45 miles per hour, minutes after arriving!
The Slingshot Group of Companies will continue to offer more thrills in 2021 with the opening of the World’s Tallest Slingshot™ and Drop Tower at Orlando’s ICON Park™ as well as the Slingshot™ at Margaritaville Resort Orlando.
About ICON Park
ICON Park™ is a 20-acre, walkable entertainment destination in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District on International Drive. A perfect place to ride, dine, drink and explore, ICON Park has more than 40 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air. Guests can visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Museum of Illusions Orlando, Orlando StarFlyer, Arcade City, and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. ICON Park is the future home of In The Game ICON Park. Free parking is available in a multi-level, on-site garage, just steps from all the action. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com. Follow ICON Park on social media @ICONParkOrlando.