Identity of Mystery Drop Tower?

Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:44 PM
I was just wondering if anyone here could help me out with something that's been bugging me for a while.

I recently rode a drop tower at Leeds Valentines Fair (not Big Ben, the dreadful Zamperla one that was there in 2002) with a peculiar seating arrangement of 3 people across per side.

It was actually rather good, I wondered if anyone knows the manufacturer of this ride (its most distinctive quality being the 3-across seating which I haven't seen on a drop tower before).

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:06 PM
Could be a S&S... But they're not portable..... as I know....

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:15 PM
Possibly a Chance tower.

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:49 PM
take a chance with chance ™
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:22 PM
it sounds like a PAX tower, which is a Russian company which is more famous on the east side of the globe. they make very weird restraints as well, like for an OTSR they use a horsecollar with foam bars straight across at the sides. They also have a shuttle loop called cobra or viper or some sort of snake that the track is a completely closed triangular track.

I saw this setup at IAAPA, and rode a unique drop ride of the sort.

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Sunday, March 2, 2003 8:04 PM
My guess would be Raymond Codona's Fabbri Mega Drop called Drop Zone, or some similar British showman's piece.

http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/freefall.html

Before Fabbri starting using the current ring of 12 seats they had them arranged in four sets of three. One or two Mega Drops with this seating arrangement travel in the States, one of which is owned by Wade Shows.

http://www.wadeshowsinc.com/rides.htm

Adam

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