In this high-speed race, the riders are thrown into the middle of a huge storm and they go on a two-and-a-half-minute fastest race.
One of Dubai’s newest thrill rides made it to the Guinness World Records: The Storm Coaster has been named the world’s fastest vertical roller coaster, it was announced on Wednesday.
Located in the Dubai Hills Mall by Emaar, this new ride is the first of its kind indoors.
“When we opened The Storm Coaster, we wanted to capture people’s attention with an incredible experience that had never been seen before – receiving a Guinness World Record is a great testament to that. This is truly a unique, award-winning attraction, in the heart of one of the Dubai’s newest mall,” said a representative from Emaar Entertainment Group.
Times of Khaleej hopped aboard the Storm Coaster in March, and here’s what happened:
This rollercoaster is made up of three trains that can carry 12 riders each. Powered by magnetic motors, it sends riders more than 50m up into the building.
It is probably the first rollercoaster in the world that is directly integrated into the structure of a building. With special effects and realistic footage of extreme weather events all around, the riders are thrown (vertically) into the middle of a huge storm and go on a two-and-a-half-minute fastest race.
Whether you’re a thrill seeker or a family looking for some serious fun, Storm Coaster promises “a truly thrilling experience”.
Here are the ticket prices:
•Standard Ticket, One Journey: Dh65
•Paid Ticket, Double Ride: Dh99
• Advanced Ticket, Three Journeys: Dh149
*Riders must be at least 130cm tall.
Shaddy Gaad, senior marketing manager at Guinness World Records (GWR), said: “At GWR, we’ve been setting rollercoaster records for decades, so the Fastest Vertical Launch Rollercoaster is the perfect addition for thrill seekers.”