Qiddiya Investment Project has partnered with Intamin Amusement Rides to start designing Falcon’s Flight at Six Flags Qiddiya. The ride is hailed as the world’s fastest rollercoaster.

The rollercoaster will travel at speeds of more than 250km/h. It will also be the tallest and longest rollercoaster in the world, hurtling along a 4km track and plunging down a vertical cliff into a 160-metre-deep valley. The ride will utilise magnetic motor acceleration (LSM technology). 20 riders will be able to board the Falcon Flight at once. The ride will last for three minutes.

Falcon Flight will be the landmark attraction at Six Flags Qiddiya. The attractions site will be Saudi Arabia’s first family-orientated theme park and is due to open in 2023. It will extend over 79 acres and feature 28 rides and attraction spanning six themed lands.

Philippe Gas, CEO of Qiddiya, commented: “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 faint-hearted!” Gas added.