Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2001 4:15 AM | Contributed by Mindbender2004
At SFoG, Acrophobia, the stand up freefall tower, opened up to the public this past weekend. While it is not rotating, it is taking passengers up and dropping them. The reviews are correct, you stand with your feet dangling.
p-c-r I have to totally agree with you on the Acrophobia ride it scared the living daylights out of me.. I am slowly aquiring the fear of falling.. just the waiting and then to have the thing tip forward was just sheer terror.. thank god for the ground.. Don't know if I could ride it again... I can't wait for Dejavu. The GenMan at 6 flags said begining of June but more likely end of june! Keep on flying!
------------- Jennersmalpert Dont like falling anymore!!
I rode Acrophobia on Memorial Day. Did not rotate just a straight lift to the top. The acceleration of this toward the ground is something. My only concern is what will happen when this thing gets stuck at the top and a load of people are hung in these restraints for 30 minutes. The seat is comfortable, however my wife who is 5'1" had to jump to get into and out of the seat.
I have been on acrophobia more than 20 times. I am a guy and it does NOT hurt. some people act like it does when they get off, but I think its just cause they want attention. The only time it actually hurt me was when we got stuck goin up. We hung there for 20 or 30 min. and my legs went numb, but the people there were very fast about fixing it. The first couple times i rode it it did spin but it dosent make any difference. I dont know why it dosent spin anymore though. If anybody does know please explain. The only reason i could think of, was that when it used to spin the computers kept telling the opporators thet it was not safe.
I have ridden acrophobia, it is a little painful,bu not too bad, he seats are like a B&M stand up seat (georgia scorcher) but with out the floor, so your really nor standing, but not sitting, just hanging.