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Tower of Terror (Gold Reef City)

Tower of Terror (Gold Reef City)

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Tower of Terror
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Gold Reef City
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Status Operating since September 2001
Manufacturer Giovanola
Designer / calculations Ronald Bussink
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Elevator lift
Height111.6 feet
Drop164.1 feet
Top speed59 mph
Steepest drop90°
G-force6.3 g

Tower of Terror is a sit-down roller coaster located at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. The ride was designed by Ronald Bussink, manufactured by local companies and built by Gold Reef City.[1] This coaster currently holds the record for the highest g-force on a roller coaster at 6.3 g.

Design[edit | edit source]

Tower of Terror lifts the car up with an elevator lift. It then pushes the car forward into the vertical drop. The drop dives 49 feet under the ground into a former mine shaft.[2]

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