“The SlingShot Group now has three world-record-setting attractions at ICON Park – The Orlando StarFlyer™, SlingShot, and FreeFall,” said Ritchie Armstrong, owner. “We’re extremely excited to welcome guests from all over the world and give them the thrill of a lifetime!”
The Orlando SlingShot™ at ICON Park stands at 300 feet, making it the world’s tallest slingshot. The two-tower attraction launches two riders out of an “exploding volcano” approximately 450 feet straight up into the sky, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph.
The Orlando FreeFall™ at ICON Park stands at 430 feet, making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders at a time can 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 before free-falling nearly 400 feet at speeds reaching over 75 mph.
“ICON Park is devoted to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. The world’s tallest slingshot and drop tower make great additions to our world-class lineup,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “Between The SlingShot Group’s three towering attractions and The Wheel, the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast, ICON Park truly is the ‘Land of the Giants’.” ICON Park is at the center of the Orlando Entertainment District. With free parking and conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard, and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.
About The Slingshot Group
The Slingshot Group has been operating Funtime 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 operates 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 has created the “Land of the Giants” at ICON Park in Orlando, which is made up of the world’s tallest slingshot, standalone swing ride, and freestanding drop tower. It will continue to offer more thrills in 2022 with the opening of the SlingShot™ at the Promenade at Sunset Walk.
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, Orlando StarFlyer, Museum of Illusions, In The Game ICON Park, and 7D Motion Theater. Dining options include Yard House, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch, Tin Roof, Sugar Factory, Tapa Toro, Shake Shack, and more. Free parking is available in a multi-level, on-site garage, just steps from all the action.