Giant Drop

Current flat ride at Dreamworld. Built by Intamin and opened in 1998.
Ridden this?
142

Average Ratings

77%
Good

11 reviews
Enjoyment
9.8
Effectiveness
9.3
Intensity
9.8
Rider Comfort
8.4
Pacing
8.7
Theming/Storyline
6.2
Upkeep/Presentation
7.3
Queue/Efficiency
7.3

About

Riders travel in one of two 8 person gondolas on either the eastern or western side of the tower.

The gondola is lifted to a height of 119m, before being released, giving several seconds of freefall. Magnetic brakes bring the gondola to a smooth stop at the bottom.

The Eastern side originally had a "pre-drop", where riders would be dropped a few metres before slowing by use of the ride's failsafe magnetic brakes only to be dropped the full distance moments later. This ride programme was discontinued by way of adjusting the braking fins on the tower to make them no longer functioning.

The attractionsShares the "Dreamworld Tower" with Tower of Terror.

Was the tallest non-coaster ride in the world at the time of opening.
StatusOperating
Opening Date 1998

Height

119
metres

Speed

135
km/hr

G-force

3.5
g