Tower Of Terror - Australia

Sunday, March 25, 2001 6:06 PM
Ok if you go to this site it says that The Tower Of Terror is the tallest and fastest ride in the world. I thought Superman: The Escape is the tallest and fastest. I know that both rides are the same category, but Superman is taller, So how can they claim that.
Sunday, March 25, 2001 6:20 PM
Because they happen to be misinformed? Since S:TE & ToT go the same speed, they both can claim that record...but they are wrong to claim the height record. ToT stands 380 ft, while S:TE stands 415 ft. And let's not start how SF was cheating for the record. That was the only place S:TE could be built into the space where it spanded 1,000 ft horizontally from the hillside to just off the hillside. :D
Friday, April 20, 2001 4:45 AM
STE is the first ride designed to hit 100mph. As we know, it had problems getting up to that speed. ToT had these problems eliminated before it was built and beat STE to 100mph!

Australia's No.1 Coaster Nut
Friday, April 20, 2001 6:13 AM
Why doesn't SFMM put a drop ride down the side of the S:TE tower like they did at Dreamland? That would be wicked.
Friday, April 20, 2001 6:28 AM
They are the exact same height from the launch track to the peak of the tower. TOT is built flush with the ground, and STE is raised in the air due to terrain. (You can walk under the launch track of STE. It's a good 30 or 40 feet off the ground at the tower side.

About the freefall on the side:
TOT is a single track version. The vertical track is attched to a Giant Drop tower. All they had to do was install giant drop track on the side and it was done. (basically)

STE is attached to metal framework that is totally different from a giant drop tower. It maybe possible, but I don't know. It would be a lot ore difficult that what they did to TOT.

- Peabody

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