Along with 12 other world-record-breaking attractions in the upcoming Saudi Arabia theme park
27 August 2019| Last updated on 28 August 2019
Saudi Arabia's theme park, named Qiddiya, is set to open in 2023
US amusement park corporation Six Flags announced that they're building 12 record-breaking attractions in Saudi Arabia, including what will be the world's fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster ride.
The upcoming theme part is called Qiddiya and according to Six Flags’ Senior Vice President, David McKillips, the park will be “the most unique Six Flags theme park ever built.”
Six Flags Qiddiya will open its doors to the public in 2023, with key entertainment features that will set many world records and are designed exclusively for Qiddiya.
Located just outside Riyadh, the theme park is promised to become the kingdom's capital of entertainment.
Michael Reininger, Chief Executive Officer of Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), said that Six Flags Qiddiya is destined to deliver "all the thrills and excitement that audiences from all over the world have come to expect from the Six Flags brand, and to elevate those experiences with authentic themes connected to the location. As a place that will create indelible memories and moments of delight, telling stories that resonate with our guests is a central notion that will be evident throughout Qiddiya."
About Six Flags Qiddiya
Six Flags Qiddiya will cover 32 hectares and feature 28 rides and attractions across six themed lands:
- The City of Thrills
- Discovery Springs
- Steam Town
- Twilight Gardens
- Valley of Fortune
- Grand Exposition
The City of Thrills will house two of the major world-record-breaking rides - The Falcon’s Flight, inspired by the kingdom’s famous avian, will be the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the world, and the other is the Sirocco Tower, which will be the world’s tallest drop-tower ride.
The Citadel, the theme park's central hub area, will be covered by a billowing canopy based on traditional Bedouin tents. McKillips added that the design is reflective of the local Saudi culture.
Pictured: Planned design for Six Flags Qiddiya