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The Storm Coaster launches into the Guinness World Records

MENA 26 October 2022

Not only is The Storm Coaster in Dubai a thrilling, ground-breaking engineering achievement – it is also officially a record-making one! It has been formally awarded a Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest vertical launch.

The first-of-its kind indoor rollercoaster sees riders hurtling up to a top speed of 77kmph, rising up to 50 metres. From here, gravity takes over as the car winds back down the 670-metre track, taking in loops of the circular building and twisting and turning, including a literal hair-raising ride, moving upside down as it descends.

Another distinguishing feature of The Storm is that, unlike other indoor rollercoasters, the rollercoaster and building are integrated into one structure. As the lead design consultants, we solved many unique geometric challenges that are not seen in regular construction.

Richard Stratton
, Partner and Managing Director MENA commented “We are absolutely thrilled to see The Storm receive global recognition with this Guinness World Record. Our team loved working on this project, pushing the boundaries of engineering design and what can be achieved. Seeing this award-winning project being showcased on an international stage is a real testament to the passion and creativity that went into it.”

Kudos to the whole project team including Intamin, Thinkwell, JLL MENA and ALEC for their close collaboration that made this structure a success.