By Yuda Mann, Assembled Press
Copying the highly successful Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas, officials have struck a deal with the FAA to build a roller coaster on the control tower of Santa Monica Airport.
The project, tentatively titled “Sky Twister,” will bring much needed revenue to the airport’s operational budget and is expected to boost interest in other nearby attractions such as the Santa Monica Museum of Flying and the Hall of Failed Inventions.
Construction will begin on “Sky Twister” as soon as minor problems involving air traffic controller visibility as the roller coaster orbits the tower are worked through.
Ride contractor Gnarly Hazards has been enlisted to do the design, which may echo his popular “Eiffel Tower Suicide Mattress Jump.”
“Sky Twister” is scheduled to open in conjunction with the Hall of Failed Inventions’ highly-anticipated summer show, “Agricultural Equipment That Jams Up.”
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