Tower of Terror II

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Tower of Terror II
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Dreamworld
Location Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Status Defunct
Operated January 23, 1997 to November 3, 2019
Cost A$16,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Reverse Freefall Coaster
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Riders per train 16
Propulsion LSM launch
Height 115 metres
Drop 100 metres
Top speed 160.9 km/h
Length 376.4 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
Duration 0:28
G-Force 4.5
Airtime: 6.5 s - HELP
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Tower of Terror II was a steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Dreamworld in Coomera, Queensland, Australia. It was the 5th fastest roller coaster in the world before its closure in 2019, being over taken by Red Force at Ferrari Land in 2017. Tower of Terror II was one of only two Reverse Freefall Coaster models designed by Intamin. Superman: Escape From Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain is the only remaining one left in operation.

History

Tower of Terror opened on January 23, 1997.[1] In February, the top speed was verified as a record-breaking 100 mph.[2]

In August 2010, Dreamworld announced that it would be flipping the car around backwards and a 676 foot tunnel would be added. The ride reopened only a few weeks later. The name changed from Tower of Terror to Tower of Terror II.[3]

On October 23, 2019, it was announced that the ride had reached the end of its service life.[4] The attraction would close permanently on November 3, 2019. Giant Drop, which uses the same structure as Tower of Terror II, continues to operate to this day.[5]

The demolition of Tower of Terror II began in March 2020 with the removal of some track pieces. There is a remnant of the coaster, which is one of the pieces of track attached to the tower.[6]

Design

Elements

Tower of Terror II gave riders the feeling of weightlessness for 6.5 seconds.

Trains

Single car. Riders are arranged 4 across in 4 rows, for a total of 16 riders per car.

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Tallest roller coaster
January 1997 - March 1997
Preceded by
Fujiyama
Tallest roller coaster
January 1997 - March 1997
Succeeded by
Superman: The Escape
Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Desperado

January 1997 - May 2003
Preceded by
Fujiyama
Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Desperado

January 1997 - May 2003
Succeeded by
Top Thrill Dragster
Fastest roller coaster
January 1997 - December 2001
Preceded by
Fujiyama
Fastest roller coaster
January 1997 - December 2001
Succeeded by
Dodonpa


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