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Intamin unveil huge coaster vehicle for Falcon's Flight, Six Flags Qiddiya at IAAPA Expo in Orlando

Intamin has revealed Falcon's Flight details and the huge ride vehicle for the record breaking attraction on the show floor at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando.


Intamin unveil huge coaster vehicle for Falcon's Flight, Six Flags Qiddiya at IAAPA Expo in Orlando

As a crowd gathered at Intamin’s booth on the IAAPA Expo trade show floor, Neil Dwyer, director of park operations at Six Flags Qiddiya, offered background on the location of a new marquee attraction coming to the park.


“Six Flags Qiddiya is a global destination of entertainment, sports, and culture being built just outside Riyadh in Saudi Arabia,” shares Dwyer. Before Intamin’s team unveiled the new Falcon’s Flight roller coaster car, Dwyer shared some highlights of the ride slated for the under-construction park.


Intamin unveil huge coaster vehicle for Falcon's Flight, Six Flags Qiddiya at IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Falcon’s Flight will feature:

  • Double loading stations for increased capacity

  • 13,000 feet of track, utilizing the natural landscape of the desert including a natural cliff

  • Peak height of 600 feet

  • Top speed of 156 miles per hour

  • Magnetic launch system featuring 600, next generation, linear synchronous motors

  • Chassis are equipped with extra-large running wheels of more than 16 inches in diameter

  • Six trains of four cars, with a capacity of 14 passengers per train

  • Cooling systems to keep the train wheels cool in the Saudi climate

  • 35 controllable light modules per train

  • Sleek, falcon-themed train bodies with mysterious glowing eyes


Intamin unveil huge coaster vehicle for Falcon's Flight, Six Flags Qiddiya at IAAPA Expo in Orlando

Daniel Schoppen, vice president of design and development at Intamin, shares his sentiments on the manufacturer’s involvement with this monumental project, stating, “Falcon’s Flight will be a game changer and the entire Intamin team is very proud to be part of this journey.”


Lukas Spieldiener, project and client manager at Intamin, concludes the unveiling by sharing that almost six years of development have gone into creating Falcon’s Flight.

“It's surreal to actually have this vehicle here and see it come to life,” says Spieldiener.


Intamin unveil huge coaster vehicle for Falcon's Flight, Six Flags Qiddiya at IAAPA Expo in Orlando

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