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New monster roller coaster coming to Atlanta area

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — A new 154-foot-tall roller coaster that drops 83 degrees, travels 64 miles per hour and features the largest zero-G stall in America will soon take Atlanta-area riders on an action-packed ride.

Fun Spot America held a ground-breaking ceremony for the newest addition to the company’s amusement park in Fayetteville on Thursday.

“The addition of ArieForce One is a huge milestone for our company and the first of many new marquee rides and attractions yet to come to the Fayetteville park,” said John Arie, Jr. from Fun Spot America.

ArieForce One is actually named for Arie Jr.’s father, John Arie, Sr. who founded Fun Spot America. It’s dedicated to his passion for flying.

“With all of the airtime moments and weightlessness this coaster provides, it is sure to be a huge success,” Arie Jr. said.

ArieForce One features four inversions including a first-ever Raven Truss Dive along with two zero-G rolls and a 180-degree stall.

“The Raven Truss Dive and the zero-G roll over the arcade are the first-of-their-kind in the world. In both ride elements, the train travels through the center of a uniquely designed truss bridge while twisting at zero-G,” said Rocky Mountain Construction Director of Design and Engineering Jake Kilcup.

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The roller coaster is expected to take about six months to build.