Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall

Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall
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Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall in 2005.
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 10, 1997 to October 30, 2005
Rocky Point Park
Location Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
Operated 1988 to 1995
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Operated May 7, 1983 to 1986
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Freefall
Height 131 feet
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Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall (previously called The Edge and Freefall) was a freefall ride at Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio, USA. It originally operated at two other amusement parks in the United States.

History

The Edge opened on May 7, 1983 at Six Flags Great America.[1] A similar ride opened at California's Great America that same year.

The Edge was dismantled in 1986. The park cited declining ridership following the 1984 incident as the reason for removal.[2] It was rebuilt at Rocky Point Park in 1988, where it was called Freefall.[3] Freefall closed with the park in 1995 and was subsequently sold. It reopened at Geauga Lake in 1997 as Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall.[4][5] The ride was ultimately removed after the 2005 season, after being on sale for several months. Components from Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall were sent to Cedar Point for use as spares on their Demon Drop freefall ride.[6]

Design

The ride was 131 feet tall, with a 60 foot tall vertical drop plus another 33 feet freefall including the curved track. Riders reached a maximum speed of over 50 mph.[7]

Incident

On May 22, 1984, a car carrying three riders fell nearly 60 feet. Nobody was seriously injured.[2]

References

Articles on Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
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Articles on Six Flags Great America
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