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Joshua Wallack talks about I-Drive Skyscraper polercoaster project in Orlando

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Joshua Wallack is one of the main driving forces behind the just-announced Skyscraper polercoaster, which will start construction in 2015 and be completed the following year. Together with his father, David Wallack, he spoke with the media on June 5, detailing plans for the 570 foot tall roller coaster and the accompanying Skyplex entertainment complex.

Click the video accompanying this article for an interview with Joshua Wallack as he shares the reason his family chose International Drive and what families and thrill-seekers can expect from the new ride and the overall Skyplex attraction.

Skyplex will occupy prime real estate just off I-4, at the intersection of International Drive and Sand Lake Road. It will be just down the road from the Orlando Eye wheel, which opens in 2015 and is a comparatively small 425 feet tall, and even closer to Universal Orlando Resort.

The family is also developing a Mango's Tropical Cafe aross from the property. Their Miami location is extremely successful, and the easily accessible I-Drive location means the new Mango's will have the same potential.

If you'd like to see the entire press conference announcing the new venture, jump to this article.

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