Drop tower amusement rides, also known as jumping machine, space shuttle, catapult tower, etc., this kind of amusement rides can take passengers to high altitude, and then fall at the speed of almost free fall, and finally stop before landing in a controllable way. It’s a kind of amusement rides designed based on the phenomenon of free fall in physics.
The drop tower amusement rides is usually in the shape of a tall steel structure column with seats containing safety measures around the column, and a lifting device that can take the seat to a high altitude in the column.
The earliest drop tower in the world is the drop tower named “Giant Oil Company” in Australian Dream World. It was built in 1996 and is 119 meters high and has a maximum speed of 135 km/h. It has been the tallest drop tower in the world for more than ten years consecutively.
At present, the tallest drop tower in the world is the drop tower of Six Flags Park in New Jersey, USA, with a height of 126 meters and a running speed of 140 kilometers per hour.
The world’s tallest position drop tower is located on the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, on the 484-meter-high TV tower, with a height difference of 30 meters.
Due to the tense and exciting feeling caused by the operation of the drop tower, there are high requirements on the body of the passengers. Passengers with a history of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, fear of heights, and surgery experience are not suitable for such amusement facilities.