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'''Highlander''' is a [[drop tower]] currently [[under construction]] at [[Hansa-Park]] in Germany.
 
'''Highlander''' is a [[drop tower]] currently [[under construction]] at [[Hansa-Park]] in Germany.
 
==History==
 
==History==
Highlander was announced on {{date|August 17, 2018}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://coasterforce.com/hansa-highlander-announcement/|title=Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa|publisher=CoasterForce}}</ref> It opened on {{date|April 27, 2019}}.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.freizeitparkinfos.de/news/hansa-park-weltweit-einmaliger-gyro-drop-tower-highlander-eroeffnet-am-27-april-2019|title=HANSA-PARK – Weltweit einmaliger Gyro-Drop-Tower „HIGHLANDER“ eröffnet am 27. April 2019|publisher=Freizeitpark Infos}}</ref>
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Highlander was announced on August 17, 2018.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://coasterforce.com/hansa-highlander-announcement/|title=Record-breaking drop tower for Hansa|publisher=CoasterForce}}</ref> It opened on April 27, 2019.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.freizeitparkinfos.de/news/hansa-park-weltweit-einmaliger-gyro-drop-tower-highlander-eroeffnet-am-27-april-2019|title=HANSA-PARK – Weltweit einmaliger Gyro-Drop-Tower „HIGHLANDER“ eröffnet am 27. April 2019|publisher=Freizeitpark Infos}}</ref>
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 
At a height of {{metres|120}}, this will be the world's tallest free-standing [[drop tower]] and the third tallest overall. Riders will be tilted forward prior to the drop, before returning to a sitting position as the ride vehicle is brought to a stop. The top of the attraction is {{metres|149}} above sea level. The freefall drop is {{metres|103}} and riders reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h.
 
At a height of {{metres|120}}, this will be the world's tallest free-standing [[drop tower]] and the third tallest overall. Riders will be tilted forward prior to the drop, before returning to a sitting position as the ride vehicle is brought to a stop. The top of the attraction is {{metres|149}} above sea level. The freefall drop is {{metres|103}} and riders reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

Latest revision as of 13:00, 28 June 2020

Highlander
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Hansa-Park
Location Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Status Operating since 27 April 2019
Statistics
Manufacturer Funtime
Capacity 24 seats
Height 393.7 feet
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Highlander is a drop tower currently under construction at Hansa-Park in Germany.

History[edit | edit source]

Highlander was announced on August 17, 2018.[1] It opened on April 27, 2019.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

At a height of 120 metres, this will be the world's tallest free-standing drop tower and the third tallest overall. Riders will be tilted forward prior to the drop, before returning to a sitting position as the ride vehicle is brought to a stop. The top of the attraction is 149 metres above sea level. The freefall drop is 103 metres and riders reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

Theme[edit | edit source]

Highlander will be part of a new Britain park area. It is situated within one of the helices of the Nessie roller coaster, which opened in 1980. Additional theming will be added to Nessie to create the new area. The ride has a soundtrack produced by IMAscore

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