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World's Tallest, Fastest, Longest Roller Coaster Coming to Saudi Arabia

Along with 12 other world-record-breaking attractions in the upcoming Saudi Arabia theme park

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27 August 2019

Last updated on 28 August 2019
Clarice Awa at ExpatWoman
by Clarice Awa
World's Tallest, Fastest, Longest Roller Coaster Coming to Saudi Arabia

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.

World's Tallest, Fastest, Longest Roller Coaster Coming to Saudi Arabia

Pictured: Planned design for Six Flags Qiddiya

Qiddiya City

Six Flags Qiddiya will be part of Qiddiyah City, a major project in line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 to transform the kingdom into a world-class destination for entertainment, sports, and culture. Qiddiyah City is expected to become the place to work, live, and play to meet KSA residents' recreational and social needs.

Visitors to the future city will have access to over 300 recreational and educational facilities planned, built on the five goals for Qiddiyah:

  • 1. Parks and attractions - theme parks, water parks, and other feature attractions
  • 2. Sports and wellness - sports programs and facilities for those interested in sports as well as professional atheletes
  • 3. Motion and mobility - thrilling motor and sky sports
  • 4. Infrastructure - facilities capable of hosting international competitions, events, and training academics and facilities
  • 5. Nature and environment - opportunities to explore the outdoors through nature and adventure activities
  • Qiyadah City will also offer facilities and programs for arts and culture, giving visitors a wide variety of choices such as traditional and modern arts, educational sessions, exhibitions, and more.