Tower of Terror

Gold Reef City (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)

Operating since 2007

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Statistics

Height:111.6 ft
Drop:164.1 ft
Inversions:0
Speed:59 mph
Max Vertical Angle:90°
G-Force:6.3

Details

Former status:SBNO from 2005 or earlier to 2007
Operated from 12/2001 to 2005 or earlier
Lift / Launch System:Elevator Lift
Designer:Ronald Bussink
Subcontractor:Giovanola
Trains:Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per car.
Facts:49 foot (15m) subterranean dive.

There is a bit of a discrepancy as to who manufactured this ride.  Ronald Bussink has stated it was Giovanola, but Giovanola has denied involvement with the ride.  It is thought that perhaps Giovanola did not want to be associated with the ride due to its troubled past.
History:The Tower of Terror was originally built with a 45 degree lift hill.  This was later replaced with an elevator style lift system.
Theme:The tower of this ride is an authentic tower from a gold mine.  It was relocated from an old gold mine about 5km away.

Tower of Terror - Gold Reef City (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)

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Tower of Terror - Gold Reef City (Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)