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Ian

giant drop to no longer be highest drop

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There's been a lot of talk on boards about this one... Many claim that while the ride will be the highest, it won't be the tallest. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/2003-147-188480.htm (Sorry to cross post) The ride is apparently 300 feet on top of a 150 foot man-made mountain of some sort. So I guess, if this is true, Dreamworld may not have the "highest" drop ride, but it will still have the "tallest" drop ride.

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Just to complicate the matters, let's not forget that the S&S rides aren't drop rides - there's no 'dropping' involved - compressed air pulls them down and up using cable systems. So in actuality, it'd have to claim the tower ride record, which I'd imagine is currently held by some Observation tower type ride somewhere in the world. Then there's Stratosphere Tower's (which made a quick appearance in CSI on Tuesday) Big Shot, which would technically be highest (how's a man-made mountain any different from a man-made casino). :) Personally the idea of the 150+300ft ride sounds a bit more plausable than 450ft straight off. Not that the actual 400ft mark won't be broken by a tower ride some time in the future. As long as Intamin et al keep on introducing new concepts for their Tower Rides (gyro, floorless, standup, tilting...), then Dreamworld will be relatively safe for a number of years to come. But still, they should be aware that their records won't stay forever, and if they want to keep on top of the 'competition' (even if in Canada), they will have to bring us bigger and better things.

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That's ridiculous!! If i build a 10 foot dropride on top of Everest does that make it the tallest drop ride..... i don't think so. I agree that oneday our Giant drop will be beaten by a worthy contender but I still think that the giant drop is bloody tall! Anyway Shaun

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