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

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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:48 PM

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:49 PM

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

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:50 PM

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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:00 PM

Yeah, but the lap bar on Mummy comes way up into your chest. The S:TE ones are pretty low profile.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:07 PM

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.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2:09 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:19 PM

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."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:25 PM

While reciting haiku's about boats not fitting on flumes?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:28 PM

STR isn't a real flume. :-P

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:32 PM

TEAR down Superman Teh Escape!!11!1!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:01 PM

S:TE isn't made of fiberglass, but it does spend some time perched high above the tree tops.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:14 PM

Why are you asking us to remain away from the doors?

Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:14 AM

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?

Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:06 AM

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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