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Drop Tower: Scream Zone is a Drop Tower built by Swiss manufacturer Intamin currently located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It opened on March 30, 1996 as Drop Zone: Stunt Tower, being themed to the 1994 Paramount film.
On August 10, 1995, Carowinds announced that Drop Zone: Stunt Tower would be added to the park. At a cost of $4 million, the ride opened on March 30, 1996.
In August 1999, Carowinds closed Drop Zone: Stunt Tower when an accident on a similar ride at California's Great America killed a 12-year-old boy.
Five Cedar Fair parks shuttered their Drop Zone: Stunt Tower rides on June 22, 2007 after a cable sliced the feet off a 13-year-old girl on Superman: Tower of Power at Kentucky Kingdom.
For the 2008 season, the ride was renamed to Drop Tower: Scream Zone.
- ↑ "Drop into a new thrill zone at Carowinds", The Herald (August 11, 1995), pp. 23. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.
- ↑ "The ultimate freefall", The Gaffney Ledger (March 22, 1996), pp. 11. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.
- ↑ "Carowinds closes popular ride", The Charlotte Observer (August 26, 1999), pp. 28. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.
- ↑ "More thrill rides closed after teen injured", Pensacola News Journal (June 23, 2007), pp. 4. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.