The coaster will be part of a larger $200 million Skyplex complex that will include restaurants and shops.
With the new Orlando Eye nearby, developers plan to make the area a new entertainment hub.
Right now, the average stay for a family on vacation there is five days. Pizam said the complex would be a reason to stay longer.
“If it generates another day, a sixth day, that would translate into billions of dollars,” Dr. Pizam said. “You have to understand, people have to buy food; people have to stay in hotels.”
With the changes on creating hundreds of jobs, Pizam said the impacts will be felt whether you're brave enough for a ride or not.
The father-and-son duo leading the project own Mango's Tropical Café, in South Beach. They plan to build an Orlando location for the restaurant right across from the Skyplex and break ground in 2015 for a grand opening by 2016.