View Full Version : Best Drop Ride???

05-22-2001, 01:13 PM
What is the best drop ride, overall, that you have been on?
<BR>Mine would have to be Dr. Doom. I haven't ridden any other S&S towers, but this one definitly knocked my pants off and blew Tower of Terror away.

05-22-2001, 03:10 PM
Drayton Manor's Apocalypse

SFOG 52401
05-22-2001, 05:21 PM
<BR>That thing rocked!

05-22-2001, 05:45 PM
yep apocalypse was stunning! Especially when your standing at a 20 degree angle!

05-22-2001, 11:33 PM
Tower of Terror at Disneys MGM studios

Sir Willow
05-23-2001, 12:34 AM
Supreme Scream is easily the best one I've been on. Seems like you're going up forever, and anytime you figure you're near the top and look over at the tower.... nope still got a long ways to go. Then the shot down... Wow!!
<BR>Probably the scariest one that I haven't been on though would be the Big Shot on the Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas. To be up that high to begin with and to be shot up... well, just imagine.

05-23-2001, 10:39 PM
Mine would be Drop Zone PKI or Power Tower CP.

Cameron Parker
05-24-2001, 12:00 AM
ACROPHOBIA!!!! oh my GOSH this is the only ride that has actually scared me! the faces of the people getting off the ride almost made me decide not to ride it! oh my GOD that ride was awesome

05-26-2001, 02:53 PM
and S&S space shot.

Yankee Cannonball
05-26-2001, 02:55 PM
Any S&S Turbo Drop. I actually like them better than Space Shots.

05-26-2001, 02:57 PM
I think Space Shots are better because when you reverse directions after the drop on a Turbo Drop, the positives are kinda hight. I also like the "floating" air time more than the slamming of a Turbo Drop.

05-26-2001, 06:40 PM
i like a space shot...very good acceleration...don't wear sandles though!

05-26-2001, 09:19 PM
What a rush...

05-28-2001, 03:56 AM
I love supreme scream it is so great you have plentty of time to make fun of your cared friend on the way up, spit or wutever

05-28-2001, 03:57 AM
oh and isnt dr doom an s and s?

Gareth Lewis
06-02-2001, 09:46 AM
Apocalypse stand up cars are awesome.

X Marks The Spot
06-02-2001, 03:33 PM
Acrophobia is the BEST drop ride in the world!!!!!

06-04-2001, 04:35 PM
1. Power Tower
<BR>2. Tower of Terror
<BR>3. Superman:The Escape
<BR>4. Big Shot
<BR>5. Dr. Doom's Fearfall

Tim Santa Cruz
06-05-2001, 01:26 AM
My favorite is Drop Zone @ PGA. After that comes Supreme Scream @ KBF.

06-05-2001, 09:02 PM
Big Shot but the new Tower Drop will be unbelievable!

06-07-2001, 08:00 PM
Gotto love S&S Space Shot or Turbo Drop. I also really enjoyed the Tower of Terror.

06-07-2001, 08:07 PM
Big shot looks pretty darn scary!

06-08-2001, 01:10 AM
I love Power Tower at CP, just awesome. I would like to ride the Big Shot in Vegas. Did someone say something about a turbo drop being built there? I think it would far more awesome to ride a turbo drop on a tall building than a space shot, you really would get the feeling of how high you are getting lifted up so slowly and then sitting there for a while so high up in the sky at over 1,000 ft. That would the most amazing, frightning, ride I could imagine right now.

06-08-2001, 05:27 AM

06-08-2001, 07:29 AM
Even though I hate these rides, I will put in a claim for Pitfall at Kennywood. Built on the side of the ravine and river valley (and the fact that its in the mountains of PA) makes the ride seem incredibly taller than 25 stories. Freaked me out when I rode it. Didn't like the fact that when i was at the top I could cover the Thunderbolt with my hand. I nearly passed out at that point, glad they don't keep you at the top of those things too long. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif">

rollercoasters 365
06-08-2001, 09:51 AM
I liked Dr Dooms Fearfall. The queing area ia very well themed and i didn't mind waiting 25 mins for such a short ride.

06-17-2001, 12:00 PM
Dominator at Dorney Park and even Stuntman's Freefall, even though it's really small.

06-18-2001, 05:39 PM
My personal top 3 (out of 7 I have ridden):
<BR>3.) CP's <!-- BBCode Start --><I>Power Tower</I><!-- BBCode End -->, turbo drop side
<BR>2.) PKI's <!-- BBCode Start --><I>Drop Zone</I><!-- BBCode End -->, because of the rotating view and astounding height
<BR><!-- BBCode Start --><B>1.) Disney/MGM's <!-- BBCode Start --><I>Tower of Terror</I><!-- BBCode End --></B><!-- BBCode End -->, the theming makes it #1 for me. It's a combo dark ride & drop ride, involving great special effects and plenty of drops down the ol' elevator shaft.<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: IslandKG on 2001-06-18 17:42 ]</font>

06-18-2001, 06:39 PM
Tower of Terror, but the previous version (3rd unofficial revision?)

06-18-2001, 09:43 PM
Tower of Terror is probably my fav. Power Tower and Pittfall are next on my list.

X Marks The Spot
06-19-2001, 03:52 PM
Acrophobia rulezz.

06-19-2001, 04:33 PM
Tower of Terror at Disney.. its not that tall, but it makes up for it with awesome theming and special effects. This was the ride that spawned every park to build a freefall tower and its still the best one.

06-20-2001, 02:20 PM
I've only been on the Power Tower and Demon Drop... but if I had to choose between those two... Power Tower any day.

Iron Wolf
06-20-2001, 04:41 PM
scream at sfne it was frekey

06-22-2001, 12:35 PM
Drop Zone at PGA

06-23-2001, 06:20 PM
PCW's Drop Zone Stunt Tower

Magnum will always rule!
06-23-2001, 07:43 PM
I love Tower of Terror, but it's pretty lame now because Ive been going on it since I wa five. Seven or eight years ago!! I was on it the day it opened!!!

06-23-2001, 07:48 PM
So far, Power Tower @ CP. I only went on the Turbo Launch section, but people say the other side is even better...
<BR>I also liked Tower of Terror for its good theming.

06-24-2001, 12:26 AM
Pitt Fall is also ok

06-25-2001, 02:22 PM
Also i think that big shot is terrifying, but would be better if it were a turbo drop, then you would really be able to appreciate the height.

Magnum will always rule!
06-25-2001, 02:26 PM
Tower Of Terror, much better than Dr. DOoms

06-26-2001, 08:35 PM
I have to go old school on this. DEMON DROP at CP. This is a great ride with IMHO a more genuwine freefall sensation. The ride, the design, the capasity. Not many freefalls have good capasity but 1st. Gen. Freefalls do.

06-26-2001, 10:17 PM
Supreme Scream
<BR>you can see everything from up there

07-02-2001, 06:20 PM
the drop on goliath that was pretty kwel

07-03-2001, 08:51 AM
Supreme Scream

07-04-2001, 02:54 AM
The best drop ride I've been on was Mystery Castle because you also get shot up and then you free fall and that for 3 times!!!!!

Apollo's Chariot
07-04-2001, 03:38 AM
Giant Drop 380 feet
<BR>in the land down under

07-04-2001, 08:03 AM
Power Tower both sides.
<BR>Space Shot:Thrill of realizing you just got a lot taller.
<BR>Turbo Drop:Height and anticipation before drop + air time.

07-04-2001, 08:30 AM
Demon Drop. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

07-04-2001, 09:16 AM
i have only been on 3. Detonator at thorpe park ( fabbri 100ft shoot down) v scary including 5..4..3..2..1.. countdown at the top. Dr. dooms at ioa loads of negative g's. and ice blast at bpb v exiting 2. it is between dc dooms and detonator

07-04-2001, 11:25 AM
Ive been on 5.
<BR>5.Hellevator- to small
<BR>4.Dr. Dooms Fearfall- boring
<BR>3.Tower of Terror- good themeing
<BR>2.Giant Drop @ SFGAm- good themeing
<BR>1.Power Tower @ CP- awesome
<BR>I picked Power Tower and Giant Drop over Tower of Terror and Dr. Doom because bouncing is boring after the initial shot.

Wild Thing
07-04-2001, 05:26 PM
Power Tower at VF and Drop Zone at PKI

07-04-2001, 06:14 PM
Acrophobia definatly

07-05-2001, 09:22 PM
PowerTower at Cedar Point. There's just nothing else like it.

Honan Beetch
07-06-2001, 03:21 AM
The best drop ride would have to be the Giant Drop at Deamworld in Australia. The wicked cool thing about this ride is that the structure that holds it up if the tower for Tower of Terror, a ride similar to Superman The Escape at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The drop ride is actually at the side of the tower, so it's kewl how 2 totally different rides are joined together! The amazing thing about this ride is its drop: an incredibly intense 38 story plunge (I think). Yes folks, 38 stories! Not many people know much of its vigor since it's in Australia. It would be awesome if Intamin made a massive gyro-drop that tilts 90, making riders perfectly parallel to the ground below. Wouldn't that be awesome?! And when you drop, it's as if your face is gonna smash down the concrete floor. Just think about it, as you get to the top of a 520 foot tall tower, the coaches start tilting until you are facin' the ground below. Then, in a few moments, you'll be plunging down! YEAH!!! I wish that actually happens soon.

07-06-2001, 12:52 PM
1. Acrophobia geez that ride is scary!
<BR>2. The one on the stratosphere tower Big Shot I think was pretty cool too because it's up "real" high!

07-10-2001, 03:02 AM
I've only been on 3, a Space Shot in Mexico and Free Fall and Acrophobia at SFOG. The Space Shot and Acrophobia are the best.

07-10-2001, 11:18 AM
Pittfall but I think Power Tower will be better when I go on it on the 14th

07-10-2001, 03:05 PM
Huss Shot n Drop - the best of both tower experiences in one ride first the upwards launch then the downwards acelerated freefall, plus larger capacity cars means shorter queues <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

07-10-2001, 07:54 PM
<!-- BBCode Quote Start --><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
<BR>On 2001-06-08 07:29, DrachenFire96 wrote:
<BR>Even though I hate these rides, I will put in a claim for Pitfall at Kennywood. Built on the side of the ravine and river valley (and the fact that its in the mountains of PA) makes the ride seem incredibly taller than 25 stories.
<BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><!-- BBCode Quote End -->
<BR>The very first time I rode it (my first drop ride, not counting Demon Drop) and I was really sick too! I love it now though. I have been on all the others, but this one brings you down by GRAVITY-not compressed air. And the scenery, as mentioned, aids in the effect. Plus, over the years, wear has made the wheels or whatever is used, made some grinding noises as you go down.

Apollo's Chariot
07-13-2001, 01:28 AM
Giant Drop 380 feet

07-13-2001, 04:43 AM
oh gosh....ummmm the only 3 Ive ridden in order from 1st to last
<BR>2.Dr.Dooms Fearfall
<BR>3. Freefall at SFOG

07-13-2001, 05:12 AM
<!-- BBCode Quote Start --><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>Acrophobia is the BEST drop ride in the world!!!!!</BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><!-- BBCode Quote End -->
<BR>WHAT!!!! Hey guys this kid's ridden every drop ride in the world! That's really cool that you've ridden each kind of drop ride and EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!! I thought you might be just a stupid kid saying that, but I'm getting the feeling that you've ridden EVERY ONE! :rolleyes:
<BR>Back to my answer...My favorite is Supream Scream at KBF and second favorite is Superman: The Excape. I dunno why this ride gets such a bad rap!
<BR>*Please Note* I haven't ridden Acrophobia, any turbo shot, or a 'Drop Zone' type ride.

07-13-2001, 02:46 PM
my vote DEFINETLY goes to the largest free fall ride in the US, the 251 foot tall Pitt Fall at Kennywood.
<BR>Top 3 Coasters
<BR>1. Incredible Hulk Coaster
<BR>2. Phantom's Revenge
<BR>3. Thunderbolt<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: phantompenguin on 2001-07-13 14:49 ]</font>

07-14-2001, 06:49 PM
I don't know why but my fav is the demon drop @cp theis is some thing about creaping over the edge and AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH dropping

The Beast
07-14-2001, 07:04 PM
Well, your wrong phantompenguin. Drop Zone at PKI is taller than that.

07-15-2001, 10:02 PM
I've been on many dropping rides but all of them lack miles and miles behind ACROPHOBIA
<BR>check the signature<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Siaye on 2001-07-15 22:04 ]</font>

Wild Thing
07-15-2001, 10:34 PM
<!-- BBCode Quote Start --><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
<BR>On 2001-07-05 21:22, CedarFairMaster wrote:
<BR>PowerTower at Cedar Point. There's just nothing else like it.
<BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><!-- BBCode Quote End -->
<BR>Actually, there is something else like it. Power Tower at VF is taller than Cedar Point's.

Chris L
07-16-2001, 12:39 AM
No, Cedar Point's Power Tower has four legs, and Valleyfair!'s Power Tower has 3 legs. Cedar Point's Power Tower is the only S&S with four ride legs. Two space shots, two turbo drops.

07-19-2001, 10:43 AM
well i have to say giant drop at dreamworld in australia...it the tallet in the world...380 feet

07-19-2001, 10:54 AM
giant drop at dreamworld in australia

drop height is 380ft making it the tallest in the world

go ozzie go

Steve Batchelor
07-19-2001, 11:57 AM
I am going to have to say Tower of Terror at MGM. I'll explain my reasoning though. I really enjoyed Supreme Scream at Knotts the second time I went on it. The first time was the one of the worst experiences of my life as I was with my other half who had a panic attack only half way up the thing. Tower of Terror beats it purely because of the whole experience, the theming, the environment, the pre-drop show, everything. Pluse I work for the company that built the damn thing so I guess I have to be kinda biased


07-21-2001, 08:04 PM
When is someone gonna mention Valleyfair's Power Tower? That's definitely number one on my list! (of course, the only other freefall ride I've been on is Scream at SFNE). If you're looking for pure, flat-out fun, then Space Shots are definitely better. But, if you're looking for hardcore, extreme thrills, then Turbo Drops are definitely the rides for you!

Mind Bender
07-22-2001, 05:06 PM
I have to go with Acrophobia also. This is the scariest ride I've ever been on. It proves that you don't have to be the highest ride to be the best or most thrilling. Its only 200ft, but its on a hill. Seems alot taller than that.

Mind Bender

07-27-2001, 10:39 PM
I believe that the best drop ride is at PKI with drop zone in which you dangle at an even height with the monstrous Eifel tower in the distance. This is the tallest gyro drop and is 20+ better then the little ''power tower'' crap which i hated.

07-27-2001, 10:40 PM
i like power tower the best especially sitting on the west side at night looking over the lake

07-27-2001, 10:41 PM
My favorite drop ride is Acrophobia, and shouldnt this be in another forum?

07-27-2001, 10:43 PM
im sick of the damn different forums and i would like for someone to name how power tower is better then the twice as tall dangling tallest in the world Drop Zone.

Honan Beetch
07-27-2001, 10:46 PM
I agree that the best drop ride would have to be Drop Zone at Paramount's Kings Island. I wonder what Acrophobia is like? It seems like an awesome drop ride too.

07-27-2001, 10:49 PM
Acraphobia is the best ive been on

Chris L
07-27-2001, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Coasterfanman21
im sick of the damn different forums and i would like for someone to name how power tower is better then the twice as tall dangling tallest in the world Drop Zone.

Uhm, Drop Zone Stunt Tower at PKI is only 15 feet taller...

07-28-2001, 12:01 AM
I know not to many people, if any will agree with me...but I really like Demon Drop and old school drop rides. Sure they aren't as tall by any means, but you don't have all that slowing down. It's like your less than 10 ft. from smacking into the ground, right before your body gets pummled by some massive G's in that little "L" curve. I like it. I like the other ones too, because of their height and pretty views.

07-28-2001, 12:16 AM
I like Supreme Scream at KBF

07-28-2001, 12:44 AM
I likes Giant Drop at SFGAM! Its really fun and you get to see the whole park! :)

07-28-2001, 01:42 AM
i'd say any turbo drop ride.

Honan Beetch
07-28-2001, 02:01 AM
I still think Drop Zone at Paramount's Kings Island is the best drop ride in the world!

Richard Wilson
07-28-2001, 03:37 AM
Number 1... Giant Drop at Dreamworld... it is a great thrill... and is worth the 6 hour wait in summer :)

Number 2 Space Probe at Wonderland Sydney... this is a similar ride to Giant Drop only its a smaller version with smaller gondalas... its only 225 feet but it has a little story and when you get to the top you watch a tv with a countdown... the funny part is sometimes you fall before it and sometimes you fall after the countdown finishes....

Number 3... Tower of Terror at Dreamworld... i just had to include this one coz its kinda cool...

those are the only ones ive been on but :) :p

07-28-2001, 12:00 PM
Tower of Terror because it drops you multiple times and every ride is different. The themeing is also the best out there!

07-28-2001, 01:25 PM
1.Supreme Scream
2.Tower of Terror
3.Dr. Doom
5.Drop Zone

07-31-2001, 02:21 PM
humm i just love big shot..its nor really a drop ride cause you shooot up first but oh well its #1 on my list

08-06-2001, 05:50 PM

08-06-2001, 08:35 PM
Dr. Doom.

08-09-2001, 01:07 AM

Alex Westerman
08-09-2001, 08:11 PM

The Red shot is sooooooo coooool. I nearly lost it at the top. Like 4 secs of floating up there.

08-09-2001, 10:10 PM
Drop Zone is the tallest and the best way better than Power Tower!

08-10-2001, 09:43 AM
Dr.Dooms Fear Fall

08-16-2001, 03:31 PM
Definatley Supream Scream. It's really fun if, when you get to the top you spread your arms and so when you go down you fly straight out of your seat and into the harness. It's great.

Raging Rider
08-16-2001, 11:49 PM
Power Tower is great, but my fave would be Demon Drop if it was taller, it is a fun ride.

08-29-2001, 03:18 AM
I also liked Giant Drop.