Drop Tower: Scream Zone (California's Great America)

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Drop Tower: Scream Zone
California's Great America
Location Santa Clara, California, USA
Status Operating since March 16, 1996
Height restriction 54 inches
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Giant Drop
Capacity Six gondolas seating four guests each
Height 227 feet
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Drop Tower: Scream Zone is a Drop Tower built by Swiss manufacturer Intamin currently located at California's Great America in Santa Clara, California, USA. Opened on March 16, 1996, it was originally known as Drop Zone: Stunt Tower, which was themed to the 1994 Paramount film.

History

In 1995, California's Great America announced the addition of Drop Zone: Stunt Tower. The attraction officially opened on March 16, 1996.[1]

On June 22, 2007, Cedar Fair closed down all five Drop Zone: Stunt Tower locations following an accident on Superman: Tower of Power at Kentucky Kingdom, in which a 13-year-old girl lost both feet after a thick cable tightened her legs.[2]

During the 2008 season, the ride was renamed to Drop Tower: Scream Zone.

For the 2019 season, the attraction was repainted. The shades of brown and green used were inspired by California's sequoia and redwood trees.[3]

Incident

On August 22, 1999, a 12-year-old boy fell to his death from the attraction. His family claimed the harness was not locked properly and he had a mental disability.[4]

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References

  1. "Things (November 23, 1995)". The Hanford Sentinel. November 23, 1995. p. 22. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  2. "More thrill rides closed after teen injured". Pensacola News Journal. June 23, 2007. p. 4. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  3. "California's Great America Gives Drop Tower a New Inspired-By-Nature Look for 2019". NewsPlusNotes. February 2, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  4. "DISABLED BOY DIES IN PLUNGE AT CALIFORNIA GREAT AMERICA".


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