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Updated: 6/18/2013 5:01 pm
One group is planning a super-sized roller coaster on the Las Vegas Strip. Already known as the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas is about to get even more thrilling. News 3’s Gerard Ramalho has the story.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Florida-based thrill ride developer is seeking federal approval to build a 650-foot-tall roller coaster on the Las Vegas Strip.

U.S. Thrill Rides President Michael Kitchen says his company submitted a request in April to the Federal Aviation Administration for the ride that would be called the Polercoaster.

Kitchen told The Associated Press that it was too early to talk publicly about the development plan, but didn't dispute a report that the project could cost $100 million and that financing isn't complete.He said it would be the tallest roller coaster in the world.

The application shows the tower at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino on the south end of the Strip resort corridor.

It needs FAA approval because of nearby air traffic at McCarran Airport.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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