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ICON Park Unveils Two Attractions for 2021

ICON Park, a walkable entertainment destination in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive, will introduce two new record-breaking attractions in 2021, the Orlando Slingshot and the Orlando Gyro Drop Tower. Both rides are from Funtime Handels.

Known as the world’s tallest slingshot, the Orlando Slingshot is an attraction towering 300 feet in height. Riders will experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they are catapulted 450 feet into the air. The Orlando Slingshot will feature innovative dual-loading, allowing guests to be loading while another is experiencing the attraction.

The Orlando Gyro Drop Tower will raise riders high above the ICON Park skyline, with the attraction reaching 400 feet in height—making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. The attraction begins with an intense climb as the ride gyrates around the tower until it reaches the top. After an unexpected twist, riders hearts will be racing as they free fall 350 feet back to Earth traveling up to 75 miles per hour.

The Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Gyro Drop Tower are owned by Slingshot Group of Companies. Last year, Slingshot Group of Companies brought the well- known StarFlyer to ICON Park.

“We’ve had such great success with StarFlyer, we can’t wait to bring the Orlando Slingshot and Orlando Gyro Drop Tower to the world-class destination of ICON Park,” said Ritchie Armstrong, partner of Slingshot Group of Companies. “We love ICON Park and hope to continue working together to bring exciting attractions to Orlando.”

ICON Park’s partnership with Slingshot Group of Companies has not only brought great attractions to the area, but has helped cement ICON Park as the iconic I-Drive destination, where people can ride, dine, drink and explore.

“ICON Park is already known for having the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast and the world’s tallest swing ride. We’re beyond thrilled to add two more jaw-dropping attractions to our destination,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park. “ICON Park is the name to know as a complete destination of family-friendly adventure.”

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