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 Six Flags Qiddiya Themenpark wird spannend thrill infographic
Grafik zeigt das Areal, auf dem Saudi Arabiens Qiddiya Vergnügungspark entsteht.


Neuer Themenpark entsteht mitten in der arabischen Wüste

By Ninian Carter

February 9, 2021 - Saudi Arabien errichtet einen riesigen Vergnügungspark in der Nähe von Riad, im Mittelpunkt steht die größte, schnellste und längste Achterbahn der Welt.

Qiddiya is a vast new entertainment project being built in the desert west of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

Work began in 2019, with the first phase due to open in 2023. Part of phase one will include a Six Flags theme park, featuring the “Falcon’s Flight” ride – the world's tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster.

Falcon’s Flight will travel 4 kilometres, including a nerve-racking ascent up a cliff face before dropping 160 metres into a tunnel – reaching a top speed of 250km/h, thanks to the use of magnetic motor acceleration technology.

Other planned attractions at the vast 334 square kilometre site are an F1 race circuit, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, airfield, city centre and eco zone.

Consisting of three planned phases, Qiddiya is expected to be completed in 2031, and is set to become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

PUBLISHED: 10/02/2021; STORY: Graphic News