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 December 2001
Statistics
Manufacturer Giovanola
Designer / calculations Ronald Bussink
Type Steel
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Elevator lift
Height 34 metres
Drop 50 metres
Top speed 95 km/h
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
G-Force 6.3
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Tower of Terror is a steel sit-down roller coaster located at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Opened in 2001, 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

Elements

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]

Trains

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per car.

References

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Articles on Gold Reef City