Marineland announces "highest" freefall ride

Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:11 AM | Contributed by wickedtwisted

Marineland has announced what they're calling the world's "highest" freefall tower ride. It isn't clear what the measurement is in relation to, elevation wise, and it's not clear what the actual height of vehicle travel is.

Read more from the official Marineland site.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 5:25 AM
Well, according to Screamscape, which confirmed this a few months ago, the tower will be 300' and the ride will be situated on top of a 150' man made mountain, the hopes of the park is to possibly see the falls from the highest point.
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:10 AM
Is it a S & S Power?
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:35 AM
either S&S or intamin


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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:17 AM
It is indeed S&S... and it's a triple tower, but there's no specific word on what the ratio is going to be for the drop vs the turbo shot.
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:28 AM
But how can they have the Worlds Highest free fall ride, from what I read it wont come even close to the height of the Stratosphere Tower

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:29 AM
According to the January 6 Amusement Business they are combo towers (essentially the same set-up as in Texas except on a hill and without the flagpole).


Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:38 AM
"Highest" triple tower :-P
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:05 AM
The Big Shot technically isn't a "freefall" ride because it is a space shot, I guess. Clever wordplay doesn't make the ride any better or worse, though.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:22 AM
I always thought this park had room for a lot of development. As cool of a ride as the Dragon Mountain coaster is, I'd love to see them get another coaster or a "marine" themed dark ride.

Any news on when all the new attractions will be ready, including the World's Largest Aquarium Complex, i.e. will the be ready for next year?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003 1:13 PM
True that *clever wordplay* won't make the ride any better or worse, but the advertising on the ride is at least *accurate*. Given the amount of grief parks are given for their "potentially misleading" ads, at least this ride is billed exactly AS IS....highest, freefall....not tallest, not a turbo shot ride...;)
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