Intamin Free Fall Question?

Sunday, April 15, 2001 4:36 PM
I was wondering what year did Intamin unveil their free fallers (ex. Demon Drop). I need your help on this for a RCT park.

Thank you for the time and help.
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 4:42 PM
I don't know what year but I think the first was the drop at Holidaypark in Germany, i'm pretty sure about that! 1992?????
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 5:31 PM
It definitely wasn't 1992, because Demon Drop wasn't their first, and it was unveiled in the 80's I believe...

-Raven_Rider

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Sunday, April 15, 2001 5:38 PM
SFMM's Intamin Free-fall opened in like 1983 and it was ONE OF THE FIRST, but wasn't the FIRST.
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 5:45 PM
I don't understand those Intamin Freefalls. The ones that look like smaller S:TEs? How do they work?
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 5:52 PM
Sorry, I got confused with giant drops e.g. drop zone @ kenywood!!
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 6:11 PM
its the one at sfot
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:00 PM

SROS221 said:
"The ones that look like smaller S:TEs? How do they work?"

http://www.guidetothepoint.com/thepoint/gallery/cp98demondropenter.jpg

There's one. More specifically, Demon Drop at Cedar Point. (Of course, props to GTTP for the pic.)

You can see a car dropping in that picture. There's one row of four seats, all with over-the-shoulder restraints. You load under the drop and are pushed back into the shaft. The car is hoisted to the top of the lift, pushed out however many feet, and you're dropped. The car slides down the vertical drop and then pivots so you end up on your back. It's a little disorienting, but it's a great experience.

(After posting, I realized that I should mention Demon Drop is a "first-generation" Intamin freefall ride. I guess the second generations are the giant drops and other type of drop rides, right?)

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Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:05 PM

SROS221 said:
"I don't understand those Intamin Freefalls. The ones that look like smaller S:TEs? How do they work?"


What they do is they go up then they transfer on to a certain track, freefall, then the recline, like on ste,then hit the brake run.
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Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:28 PM
I believe the edge @ SFGAm was one of the first. It came to the park in 1981(?) I believe.

Feel free to correct me.

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Sunday, April 15, 2001 10:01 PM
I'm pretty sure Wildcatter at SFoT was the first. It was built in 1982. I think the one at SFMM debuted in '82 as well, but the Wildcatter was first. *** This post was edited by Lothar on 4/16/2001. ***
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Monday, April 16, 2001 6:20 AM
Yes, the SFOT ride was the first.

It's still there too.
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Monday, April 16, 2001 9:01 AM
The Edge at PGA was 1983. The 1982 for SFOT sounds accurate. However, I think the Freefall at SFMM came after The Edge.


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