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Board approves plan for world’s tallest coaster in Orlando

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Orlando’s hope of having the world’s tallest roller coaster is one step closer to becoming reality. Orange County’s board of commissioners granted zoning approval Tuesday night for the $500 million Skyplex Orlando project. The unanimous vote means that developer Joshua Wallack and his family can go forward with plans to build the 570-foot “Skyscraper” coaster and surrounding entertainment complex on Orlando’s International Drive. Several dozen people spoke about the plan at Tuesday’s standing room-only public hearing. The support included residents…

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