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  2. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Six Flags Qiddiya begins design of world’s fastest roller coaster

    Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), in partnership with Intamin Amusement Rides, has kicked off the design process for the Falcon’s Flight, the signature attraction of Six Flags Qiddiya – a one-of-a-kind theme park scheduled for opening in Qiddiya’s first phase.

    The Falcon’s Flight is set to become the world’s longest, fastest and tallest coaster. It will travel across approximately 4km, feature a vertical cliff dive maneuver into a 160m-deep valley using magnetic motor acceleration (LSM technology), and achieve unprecedented speeds of 250+ km/h.

    The Falcon’s Flight will also be the world’s tallest free-standing coaster structure featuring a parabolic airtime hill allowing a weightlessness airtime experience.

    Qiddiya’s Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Gas, commented on the signature ride saying: “Rollercoaster fans around the world have been eagerly anticipating this ride since it was announced as there is nothing quite like it anywhere else. Now we are in the design stage with the experts at Intamin and the engineering team at Six Flags, the excitement is building! Falcon’s flight will dominate the skyline at Qiddiya weave all the way around our destination, right out of the theme park, up the cliffside, and down the cliff face – the greatest drop of any ride in the world; it won’t be for the fainthearted!”

    On each ride – a three-minute long adventure – up to 20 passengers will experience the exhilaration of three electromagnetic propulsion launch systems as well as panoramic views of Six Flags Qiddiya and the Resort Core.

    Daniel Schoppen – Vice President Design & Development, Intamin Amusement Rides – commented: “I will never forget the moment when I was standing at the edge of the 200-meter-high cliff on the Tuwaiq Mountain in Qiddiya, looking into the valley and imagining the creation of a future record-setting roller coaster. I knew that exactly at this spot, The Falcon Flight will dive down along the cliff, ending in a unique exhilarating 250+ km/h proximity flight close to the ground. The worldwide unique setting and heights such as the natural cliff will enable us to design an architectural masterpiece in steel.”

    Covering 32 hectares (79 acres) and featuring 28 rides and attractions across six themed lands, Six Flags Qiddiya is set to become the theme park that breaks all records of entertainment in Saudi Arabia and the region.

  3. This is probably an early layout of Six Flags Qiddiya but Qiddiya's masterplan also includes a waterpark and second theme park so this could potentially be the second theme park but Six Flags is more likely. Interestingly it seems the only way for guests to enter or exit this park is via the boats on the canal.


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    SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins wins lead design contract for Six Flags Qiddiya
    SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been awarded the lead design consultant services contract for the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park project – located within Saudi Arabia’s 366km2 Qiddiya gigaproject, the under-construction capital of entertainment, sports, and the arts in kingdom – by Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).
    The firm’s relationship with Qiddiya began in 2019 when the company began providing master planning and infrastructure engineering services for the destination-resort community.

    The managing director of Atkins KSA, Engineering, Design and Project Management at SNC-Lavalin, Ian Redmayne, said: “With over 50 years’ presence in the Middle East, Atkins has delivered some of the region’s most iconic amusement parks.

  5. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    During the Qiddiya presentation as part of the blooloop V-Expo, the project was discussed as a whole with Six Flags being talked about mostly at the end but it was mainly just recapping what has already been announced.

    Despite that here's a new video showing a current look at the ground work:

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