This Video Simulates What It Feels Like To Fall From A Skyscraper... And Live

Buckle up.

In 2017, you'll have the chance to barrel down a 535-foot-tall skyscraper a hell of a lot faster than most elevators can carry you.

Okay, it's not technically a real skyscraper, but it is a roller coaster called "The Skyscraper," and, when it opens, it will break world records. 

According to, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey currently has the honor of containing the tallest roller coaster in the world.  The ride is called Kingda Ka and, from its description on the Six Flags website, it sounds like a doozy. 

But enough about the soon-to-be second tallest rollercoaster in the world.

The Skyscraper will be featured in a $250 million entertainment complex called Skyplex planned for Orlando, Florida's International Drive. The ride, which was developed by US Thrill Rides, is based on the designer's Polercoaster concept.  The website proudly describes this style as "delivering high thrills in a small diameter footprint."

In fact, the Polercoaster could even double as an observation tower via glass elevators. This would give operators the chance to use the space atop the ride as an observation deck, or for a retail or restaurant area.  So tell your grandma you'll meet her at the top. 

Strap in and gear up. Here's a simulation video of the ride.