A new amusement park is under consideration for Orlando's International Drive, with plans suggesting that it could feature several large rollercoasters.
The plans for the park, which has the working title of "The Orlando Thrill Park", are still at an early stage and yet to be shared in full with City of Orlando administrators. The proposal would see the park being located on a 700-acre plot of forested land south of the Festival Bay mall, close to Orlando's other major theme park attractions.
To differentiate the park, its backers aim to fill it with headline attractions that would include rollercoasters and flat rides. WFTV reports that this could include rides that would require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), suggesting attractions that would stand at least 200-feet-tall.
The investors behind the project are being advised by the Baker Leisure Group, which has previously worked with the Kennedy Space Center, Hersheypark and Silver Dollar City, among others. The group was most recently involved in the ill-fated Freestyle Music Park project, with rumors suggesting that it could attempt to relocate some of the park's rides to the proposed Orlando park.
If the Orlando Thrill Park does move into development, it will face fierce competition in the Orlando theme park market. The area is home to Walt Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Busch Gardens Tampa and the under-construction Legoland Florida are also located within driving distance.