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The Giant Drop
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135
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HIGH SPEED
119
M high
HEIGHT
200
CM
MAX HEIGHT
120
CM
MIN HEIGHT
MAX THRILL

Sky Fanatics!

Take some spare underwear as this is the tallest, free-falling ride in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World records. The Giant Drop, was officially declared the ‘tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world’ by the Guinness Book of World Records in their 1999 edition. Standing 119metres high (39 storeys), The Giant Drop is now a legendary Australian landmark. It opened at Dreamworld in 1998 and has carried more than seven million passengers to date.

The closest thing you will get to actual skydiving - don’t be fooled by the amazing scenery as you are winched slowly to the top. The top floor is the sky and the only way down is a jaw dropping 119 metre plummet at extreme speed, a rush like no other. During the ride, passengers experience the excitement and exhilaration of falling 39 storeys - accelerating at the speed of gravity (up to 135 km per hour), with their legs hanging freely. 

Twin cables draw the two eight seat carriages to the tower top where passengers seem to linger for a nerve rattling minute of anticipation before plummeting back to earth. A sophisticated magnetic braking system (with a lifespan of approximately 1.2 million years) stops the gondola just metres from the ground.   

This attraction complements Dreamworld's BIG 9 Thrill Rides including the Tail Spin, CycloneTower Of Terror IIWipeOutBuzzSawMick Doohan's MotocoasterThe Claw and Pandamonium.

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Features

Description

Extreme Factor

Free fall time is 5 seconds. The cruise to the top takes approximately 90 seconds. Falling 119 metres is the equivalent of falling from a 39-storey building.

Seating

Riders' legs dangle freely from the open air 8-seat gondolas.

Structural

The Giant Drop shares the tower that supports the Tower of Terror. A sophisticated magnetic braking system stops the gondolas metres from the ground.


Any video or photographic devices such as go-pros, digital cameras, mobile phones etc are not permitted on the Big 9 Thrill Rides. The exception is media and approved filming.

Guests with medical conditions or disabilities are encouraged to review our Disability Guidelines.

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OPENING HOURS
Mon-Fri (outside the school holidays): 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekends & School Holidays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

UNLIMITED WORLD PASS BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Entry 'til 24 June 2016 *Online child price. Conditions apply.

Online price from $89.99*