Dreamworld, Australia to relaunch Tower of Terror

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:19 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

The Intamin reverse freefall coaster will run backwards when relaunched after a four week closure. It will also launch from total darkness.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:42 AM
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I rode the ride, and the initial acceleration from a stand still didn't have enough force to pin me back. In fact, I was leaned forward and turned to the side talking to my friend when the ride 'launched' (as I wasn't expecting it to launch at that moment) and I specifically remember saying to dannerman (Tim) "Wait, that was the launch?"

If it were so forceful from a standstill, I would have been 'thrown back' into the seat. I was not.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:48 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see OTSR added to these rides.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:49 PM
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GoliathKills said:
I wouldn't be surprised to see OTSR added to these rides.

Oh God, now you went and did it. ;)


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:50 PM
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LOL. I wouldn't be shocked to see it either. But you have Mummy down the road that, to me, felt like a far more forceful launch backwards without OTSRs, and it was rather comfy.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:00 PM
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Yeah, but the lap bar on Mummy comes way up into your chest. The S:TE ones are pretty low profile.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:07 PM
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Well yeah, but like I said, Supes just doesn't have that powerful of a launch. I've backed out of my driveway with more force.

Now, if they want to run it full power, then it may be different, but I still don't see them absolutely having to add OTSRs for a backwards ride.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:19 PM
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What we need is a gay Muslim to ride it backwards with OTSR's using virtual queue having paid $82 to get in, and calling it "not a roller coaster."


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:25 PM
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While reciting haiku's about boats not fitting on flumes?


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:28 PM
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STR isn't a real flume. :-P


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:32 PM
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TEAR down Superman Teh Escape!!11!1!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:01 PM
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S:TE isn't made of fiberglass, but it does spend some time perched high above the tree tops.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:14 PM
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Why are you asking us to remain away from the doors?

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:14 AM
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Tekwardo said:
The way that those coasters roll into their launch, I don't see why it would be uncomfortable.

I thought the issue would be when you're coming back down the tower into the 'brake' at that speed face first?


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:06 AM
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ApolloAndy just made this like the greatest post in the history of CoasterBuzz... Hilarious!

(The one about the gay Muslim, ect. The next one down was funny too. :) )


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