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Dubai’s ‘Storm Chaser’ recognised as world’s fastest vertical-launch rollercoaster

Dubai’s ‘Storm Chaser’ recognised as world’s fastest vertical-launch rollercoaster
October 26, 2022

The Storm Coaster at Dubai Hills Mall has been recognised as the world’s fastest vertical-launch rollercoaster by Guinness World Records.

Launched earlier this year, the Storm Coaster is a first-of-its-kind indoor coaster with a 697 metre long-track comprising three trains, each with 12 riders, that can run simultaneously. Wrapped around the Mall building it includes a vertical launch powered by magnetic LSM motors capable of sending riders over 50 metres up into the building.

Riders can expect to experience an adrenaline rush as the ride includes speed changes, a sharp drop and unexpected acceleration on a total of around 670 meters of track with a top speed of 77 kilometres per hour.

Commenting on the achievement, Shaddy Gaad, Senior Marketing Manager at Guinness World Records said in a statement “Dubai has added another achievement to its long list of world-class attractions through Emaar’s new addition.

“At Guinness World Record, we have been documenting roller coaster records for decades, so the Fastest Vertical Launch Rollercoaster is an excellent addition for thrill-seekers

“At GWR, we have been documenting roller coaster records for decades, so the Fastest Vertical Launch Rollercoaster is an excellent addition for thrill-seekers.”

A representative from Emaar Entertainment Group added “when we opened The Storm Coaster, we wanted to capture people’s attention with an incredible experience the like of which had not been seen before - receiving a Guinness World Record is a huge endorsement of that.

“This truly is a unique, award-winning, attraction in the heart of one of Dubai’s newest malls - where else gives you the opportunity to boost your adrenaline like this while out shopping, dining, or taking in a movie?”

Images: Storm Coaster at Dubai Hills Mall. Credit: Emaar.

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