Drop Tower

Liberty Launch, an S&S drop tower located at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. It has been operating at this park since 2003.

The drop tower is a type of tower ride. It consists of a gondola which is launched upwards, launched downward or allowed to freefall, depending on the particular type of ride. On some drop towers, the gondola spins around the tower, giving riders a 360-degree view. Others tilt riders forward (such as Falcon's Fury), or allow guests to ride standing up.

Drop towers range in size from 10 metres to 131 metres.

The precursor to the modern drop tower is the Freefall.

Tallest vertical drop towers

Name Park Country Manufacturer Height Drop Speed Record holder
Drop Structure
* Orlando Free Fall Icon Park
Funtime 131 metres Unknown 121 km/h December 28, 2021 - March 24, 2022
1 Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom Six Flags Great Adventure
Intamin 126 metres 139 metres 144.8 km/h July 2014 - December 27, 2021
March 25, 2022 - Present
2 Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom Six Flags Magic Mountain
Intamin 122 metres 126.5 metres 136.8 km/h July 2012 - July 2014
3 Giant Drop Dreamworld
Intamin 119 metres Unknown 135 km/h 26 December 1998 - July 2012
4 Highlander Hansa-Park
Funtime 103 metres 120 metres 120 km/h N/A
5 Voltrum Bayern Park
Funtime 93 metres 109 metres 113 km/h N/A