At 460 feet (140 meters) tall — the same height as the Great Pyramid of Giza — the new sky-high ride edges the previous record-holder by just 10 feet.
The Bollywood Skyflyer is made up of 421 tons of steel, took 600 days to build and a further 120 days to install, says Milton D’Souza, general manager of the popular theme park.
Nine new attractions
Bollywood Parks Dubai was forced to close for several months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The other new attractions in the Bollywood-themed park include a 180-foot (55-meter) Ferris wheel, a Mumbai-taxi-themed rollercoaster and a free-fall “rocket” drop tower, which will “bring to life the vibrant culture of India,” says D’Souza.
At 460 feet, the Bollywood Skyflyer is now the world’s tallest swing ride
Bollywood Parks Dubai
Like many businesses, the park used the closure as an opportunity to expand and modernize its offerings.
“We used the time to create and build a brand-new area in the park that we call the Mela Zone, which is home to the majority of the nine new rides at Bollywood Parks Dubai,” D’Souza tells CNN.
More record-breaking rides
Bollywood Parks is set to break more records in 2021, says D’Souza. Later this year, the park plans to open the Bombay Express — the region’s first and only wooden rollercoaster.