While the official opening date for Skyplex has been pushed back to 2020 (due to ongoing permitting), several additional attractions have been announced for the entertainment center.
To improve capacity on Skyscraper, the 500+ foot Polercoaster, US Thrill Rides has made the decision to work with Intamin instead of S&S. This will enable the ride to begin with a vertical launch instead of a long, spiraling chain lift.
Also new, the coaster will feature a virtual reality option that will allow riders to participate in various themed environments while making the plummet to the bottom. So far, theme parks have primarily experimented with VR on old, unpopular rides that they want to hype up, so Skyscraper will become one of the first rides to open with the option. I can’t imagine they’ll be able to come up with anything more thrilling than the ride’s actual experience, though. After all, it’ll be the world’s tallest roller coaster.
Additionally, at the top of the tower Skyscraper is built around, a new attraction called “SkyLedge” has been revealed. Guests will be harnessed to a ring at the top of the tower and allowed to walk around, nearly 600 feet above the ground.
Watch the following video to get an idea of the thrills that await guests in 2020: