A new roller coaster is currently being built to smash all existing records for speed, height, and track length. Called "Falcon's Flight," the ride will travel across two and a half miles of track, reach unprecedented speeds of 156 miles per hour, plus riders will experience the thrill of climbing 655 feet then diving over a vertical cliff into a 525-feet deep valley thanks to the use of magnetic motor acceleration technology.
The only thing is you've got a long way to go to experience it. Falcon's Flight will be the main attraction of Six Flags Qiddiya, due to open in Saudi Arabia outside of capital Riyadh in 2023. The 79-acre Six Flags park will feature six themed lands filled with 28 attractions, including other record breaking rides as well. One of them is called the Sirocco Tower, and will be the world’s tallest drop-tower ride, topping off at 475 feet!
The coaster will also be the world's tallest free-standing coaster structure, featuring a parabolic airtime hill allowing a weightless airtime experience. It will take up to 20 passengers on a three-minute-long ride that and offers panoramic views of the park.
It will be about 5,000 feet longer than the world’s longest coaster, Steel Dragon 2000 at Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land. The current tallest is 456-foot-tall Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The fastest coaster currently in the world is Formula Rossa at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates which hits 149 MPH.