Drop Tower

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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 30 feet to 415 feet.

The precursor to the modern drop tower is the Freefall.

Tallest vertical drop towers

Name Park Country Manufacturer Height Drop Speed Roller Coaster Record holder
Drop Structure
1 Orlando Free Fall Icon Park
Funtime > 400 feet 430 feet 75 mph Free-standing December 2021 - Present
2 Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom Six Flags Great Adventure
Intamin 415 feet 456 feet 90 mph Kingda Ka July 2014 - December 2021
3 Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom Six Flags Magic Mountain
Intamin 400 feet 415 feet 85 mph Superman: Escape From Krypton July 2012 - July 2014
4 Highlander Hansa-Park
Funtime Unknown 393.7 feet Unknown Free-standing N/A