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Skyplex Indoor Entertainment Complex Has Zoning Board Setback

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | October 18, 2015

Skyplex Indoor Entertainment Complex Has Zoning Board Setback

Rendering via Twitter/SKYPLEXOrlando

A huge indoor entertainment complex construction project in Orlando called Skyplex suffered a snag Thursday as the Orange County Planning and Zoning Board rejected the most recent proposal.

According to, the board rejected the plans due to concerns about lightning, the height of the Skyscraper ride and other potential issues.

The plans for Skyplex have been drawing national attention as they include a roller coaster called "The Skyscraper," which will stand 570 feet tall when — and now if — completed. This would become the tallest roller coaster in the world if the project can find approval.

This project will cost around $300 million to complete, covering 1.5 million square feet on 14 acres in Orlando. The theme park will also feature a 450-foot drop ride called SkyFall, the world’s largest Perkins Restaurant and an open-air promenade called SkyPlaza.

U.S. Thrill Rides president Michael Kitchen told, “After many months of land acquisitions, scope increases and coaster design review meetings, we are once again very excited to announce the second iteration — of the even more exciting — Skyscraper at Skyplex... Because of the sheer number of Guinness Book of World Records we intend to break on a single roller coaster ride, we expect coaster enthusiasts from around the world to travel to Orlando and experience the newly redesigned Skyscraper polercoaster!”

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