World's Tallest Roller Coaster Planned for Las Vegas

June 19, 2013 - 10:01 AM

The Las Vegas Review Journal is out with some pretty exciting news. Apparently, a company called U.S. Thrill Rides LLC is planning to build the world's tallest roller coaster in Las Vegas. The coaster, if completed, will stand a staggering 650 feet high.

That would make it nearly 200 feet taller than the current tallest coaster in the world, Kingda Ka. But, perhaps even more interestingly, the "Polercoaster," as it's called, will fit in a tiny amount of real estate. It will be built in a giant pole-like structure with tracks spiraling around the structure.

As somebody who has ridden a great deal of roller coasters, including the insanely awesome Kingda Ka, I'm incredibly intrigued by the Polercoaster. It's incredibly exhilarating to drop from such great heights and I don't doubt the Polercoaster would be a once in a lifetime experience. I do wonder about the design though... it looks more like one of those wild mouse coasters than a full-fledged thrill machine.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out in real life. Here's hoping for the best!

(h/t The Washington Free Beacon)

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