Orange County Commission gives the OK for Skyplex

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a zoning grant today for the intersection of Sand Lake Drive and International Drive, giving the green light for Skyplex to be built, bringing the tallest roller coaster in the world to Orlando.

Skyplex and Skyscraper recieved criticism from several opposers over the past several months due to the structures height, traffic and other concerns.  Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission originally voted 4-3 against Skyplex back in October.

In the end, the Commission voted 7-0 to OK the rezoning.  More than 40 people spoke during the nearly three-hour public meeting t0day showing their support or opposition to the project.

Once complete, Skyplex will feature shopping, dining, the Skyfall drop tower, a 600-foot Skyfly zip line attraction, the Skysurf park and a 350-room hotel.

Another interesting topic popped up during the vote today that Universal Orlando may be interested in purchasing 450 acres off of Universal Boulevard for a possible third theme park.  We will keep you posted.

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83