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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Snovi » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:43 am

Six Flags Haiti wrote:Still a little concerned it is has been 2, 3 years and they are still looking for investors.

To quote Robb from his comment on the TPR YouTube channel: Orlando Skyplex / SkyScraper is already fully funded. The investment in ThrillCorp is for other Polercoaster/SkySpire installations that they will own and operate. ThrillCorp are using the Orlando POV animation as an example.
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby LiftThrill » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:48 am

Can't wait. Once it's up this will definitely be a destination to hit on my Orlando trip some number of years out.
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Cyrbuzz » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:48 pm

Queue up the Jeopardy music for this project. I'll feel better when the shovels hit the dirt on that property.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:08 pm

Cyrbuzz wrote:Queue up the Jeopardy music for this project. I'll feel better when the shovels hit the dirt on that property.

I'm getting really sick of all these annoying and stupid comments from "armchair developers." What the hell do YOU actually know about the project?!?!? Nothing.

I'll tell you want *I* know about the project from talking to the guy who is building it on a very regular basis:

- The project IS FUNDED.
- The project has approval from the county (and remember this only happened like 6 months ago)
- They needed to finish building and open Mango's BEFORE they could start on this project (again, this only happened a few months ago)
- They still need to build a parking garage which is currently about to start construction
- There are several businesses on the corner of Sand Lake & I-Drive which they own the parcels of land they sit on, but those businesses still need to close and be demolished before they can even even start construction.

What annoys me is how stupid people are being about this entire thing. This isn't like one roller coaster going into some vacant area of a park that can go up in a matter of a few months.

This is an entire entertainment complex that has a LOT of moving parts and things that need to happen before "shovels can hit the dirt." If you think this project has the ability to just pop up in 6 months, you're really really incorrect with your assumptions.

This is a project more along the lines of the Orlando Eye, which if you remember, was approved in September 2012 but didn't open until May 2015. It's a HUGE undertaking, but it will happen.

Have patience, stop with the dumb posts, and trust us when we say we have some very close first-hand information.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:42 pm

I was referring to the Myrtle Beach, Nashville, and the TBD SkySpire Project location mentioned in the ThrillCorp preliminary offering circular, forgot the video/discussion was in the Skyplex Orlando thread haha.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby ElvisLuv » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Hilltopper39 wrote:I was referring to the Myrtle Beach, Nashville, and the TBD SkySpire Project location mentioned in the ThrillCorp preliminary offering circular, forgot the video/discussion was in the Skyplex Orlando thread haha.


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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:23 pm

While I'm not a fan of the monumental scale and I'm not sure that the PolerCoaster / SkySpire / etc is the absolute future of thrills and entertainment, it is certainly nice to see something different pop up in an area dominated by gated resorts.

I'm a bit skeptical and / or curious as to how one of these would work in an area that isn't as much of an entertainment mecha. That Atlantic City one is just the coaster, right? That's not a whole lot for potential guests to do...
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Snovi » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:40 pm

A.J. wrote:I'm a bit skeptical and / or curious as to how one of these would work in an area that isn't as much of an entertainment mecha. That Atlantic City one is just the coaster, right? That's not a whole lot for potential guests to do...

I think that's the beauty of what ThrillCorp is on about. They're not trying to become an amusement destination that requires the time commitment of a full day (or even multiple days) to enjoy. They're trying to target retail developments in populated areas that can become a fun destination for locals to spend an afternoon or even just a few hours for some quick thrills while out and about around town. From their site:

As brick-and-mortar retail centers work to adapt to the negative impact online shopping has had on in-store foot traffic, innovative real estate operators are quickly realizing that coupling their retail offering with an unmatchable, exciting attraction can pay huge dividends. This shift toward mixed retail, dining and entertainment complexes has been dubbed, “retail-tainment” by industry experts.

ThrillCorp is positioned uniquely to deliver the focal point of such centers with its Polercoaster™ and SkySpire™ attractions. ThrillCorp’s distinctive and unparalleled solution creates new, exciting and repeatable draw for developers looking to ensure their retail complexes stand out in a crowded and competitive industry.

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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby jynx242 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:48 am

So where, in relation to the Orlando Eye, is this going? I can look at the maps, but am having trouble placing it in my mind.

I'm looking forward to watching this go up (like I did with the Eye) and can't wait to give it a spin.
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Re: Skyplex Orlando Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:54 am

^I was under the impression that it was going on the corner of Sandlake and I-Drive, kind down and across the intersection from where Mango's is now.

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