|Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall at Geauga Lake|
Freefall was an Intamin product. It predated the modern drop tower. It was superseded by Intamin's Giant Drop and Gyro Drop lines.
The first installation was at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1982. According to Intamin, a total of fifteen Freefall rides were built. However, Intamin lists only fourteen Feefalls on their reference list.
The Freefall has eight cars which run on a track, similar to a roller coaster. Each car sits four riders in a single row. At the beginning of the ride, the car rolls backwards out of the station and stops at the bottom of the tower. The car is then lifted directly upward, within the tower. Upon reaching the top of the 131 foot tall tower, the car moves forward onto the drop track outside the tower. The car is released and falls 60 feet vertically, then another 33 feet while levelling out. Brakes bring the car to a halt, with riders now on their backs facing towards the sky. The track is switched, and the car is reverses backwards towards the station and tilted such that riders are in an upright position.
Formerly Demon Drop
|July 2, 2010
Closed November 1, 2009
Formerly The Edge
|Beto Carrero World
California's Great America
|Free Fall||Himeji Central Park||Japan||1986||Operating|
|Free Fall||Nagashima Spa Land||Japan||July 1995||Operating|
|Free Fall||Six Flags Magic Mountain||USA||1982||Closed 2007|
|Free Fall||Six Flags Over Georgia||USA||1983||Closed 2006|
|Free Fall||Space World||Japan||March 1992||Closed|
|Free Fall||Tokyo Summerland||Japan||1986||Closed 2019|
|Free Fall||Yokohama Dreamland
Sea Train Land
|Closed February 2002|
Formerly The Daring Drop of Doom
|Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall
Formerly The Edge
Rocky Point Park
Six Flags Great America
|SkyScreamer||Six Flags AstroWorld||USA||1983||Closed 1997|
|Stuntman's Freefall||Six Flags Great Adventure||USA||1983||Closed 2006|
|Wildcatter||Six Flags Over Texas||USA||1982||Closed 2007|
Another Free Fall existed at Asian Paradise in Taiwan. This park has since been demolished. An advertisment for the Freefall listed an installation at Six Flags Over Mid-America (now called Six Flags St. Louis). This was never installed.
Free Fall at Himeji Central Park
Stuntman's Freefall at Six Flags Great Adventure
- ↑ "Our History". Intamin Amusement Rides. https://www.intaminworldwide.com/our-history/.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Intamin 1st Generation Free Falls". Shane's Amusement Attic. http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=682632#682632.
- ↑ "亞洲樂園". MyChat. https://bbs.mychat.to/sindex.php?t241901.html.