Worlds tallest coaster coming to Florida-Poler Coaster

Monday, November 25, 2013 3:56 PM

Recently read about this on another amusement industry website. I am guessing it will be somewhere in the Orland area...Seems like a neat concept to me. Getting an observation tower, a place to eat and a ride experience using a small footprint...not too shabby at all.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/blogs/theme-park-rangers/os-worlds-tallest-coaster-florida-20131121,0,795167.post

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Monday, November 25, 2013 6:49 PM

So I guess that leaves Kinda Ka as the tallest free-standing roller coaster?

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Monday, November 25, 2013 8:44 PM

Kinda.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:50 AM

And with a top speed of over 60 mph!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:47 AM

This remindsme of most of the record breakers we've seen lately and High Roller at Stratosphere in particular. That ride really had nothing going for it other than the fact that it was on top of a giant tower.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:37 AM

Yes, the High Roller was a nothing ride, but the fact that it was 900+ feet up gave it a thrill, at least for me. This will be similar, except with a markedly better ride experience...potentially.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:08 PM

Meh. Call me elitist, but I can't imagine the ride experience will be much better than a standard looper, which isn't enough to get me even mildly interested.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:50 PM

Elitist.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:54 PM

So, over 500 ft tall. Is that the height at the top of the tower or the height of the highest piece of track? Looking at the artist's rendering, that's quite a difference. If it's the height at the top of the tower, calling it a 500 ft coaster is kind of misleading. All in the marketing, I guess.

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Friday, November 29, 2013 4:15 PM

Whether the coaster is over or under 500 feet, the "-est" factor is irrelevant compared to how good of a ride it will provide.

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Friday, November 29, 2013 4:37 PM

High Roller on the Stratosphere Tower was the highest roller coaster in the world...never said they were the tallest. This roller coaster my very well be the tallest in the world at over 500ft, but of course they don't say it has the longest drop. It's all about what they can market.

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Monday, December 2, 2013 11:25 AM

0g said:

So I guess that leaves Kinda Ka as the tallest free-standing roller coaster?

What is your definition of free standing? Because the last time I checked, Kingda Ka still had a support structure.

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Monday, December 2, 2013 12:44 PM

I'm guessing this is the highest coaster in the world: http://rcdb.com/2911.htm

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Monday, December 2, 2013 1:14 PM

Nah... even Denver is higher than Catmandoo. I thought that coaster in Colorado is the "highest," in at least the U.S. (yup, just looked) As for in the world, I'm sure someone on here knows.

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Monday, December 2, 2013 1:47 PM

I always thought the highest coaster was Dragon Mountain. I mean, look at those red eyes...

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Monday, December 2, 2013 2:51 PM

I think high roller could still have been claimed highest in the world. It was certainly the highest above grade.

At 7100', the Cliffhanger is the highest in elevation above sea level in the US. And although the coaster is just average, the view from the front right seat as you crest the lift is awesome!

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Monday, December 2, 2013 3:15 PM

I am not certain, but I think the one in CO is at a higher elevation than Cliffhanger. Certainly felt WAY colder at Santa's than it did at Glenwood Caverns...

(edited to add: referring to US coasters).

Candy Cane Coaster: http://rcdb.com/363.htm

Last edited by rollergator, Monday, December 2, 2013 8:29 PM
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Monday, December 2, 2013 3:22 PM

Highest in the world is probably one of these:

http://rcdb.com/5833.htm

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Monday, December 2, 2013 4:23 PM

It's nowhere near any highest or tallest records, but Ravine Flyer II has the most breathtaking view cresting the lift of any coaster I've been on.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013 3:25 AM

It's now been over a month since word came out about Florida's 520 ft Polarcoaster. Said official announcement would be in a few weeks. You think the news will be our Christmas Eve gift? I'm reading about the Orlando Eye at 425 ft tall and wonder if this will be another very tall attraction near the Eye? This coaster is unique so I am looking forward to it. I'm sure we will have more time to enjoy the views from that heights since it won't be a quick up and quick down coaster like Kingda Ka. Variety is good.

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