Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Tower of Terror

Here's a video of the 'other' vertical drop coaster that opened three years after Oblivion did at Alton Towers - Tower of Terror at Gold Reef City in South Africa.  The ride features a 90 degree first drop into a dark tunnel, but then fizzles out much like Oblivion does after the intense first drop.

The coolest part is that the ride is built around a real tower from a former gold mine which adds to the theming of the ride greatly.  It's just not a ride that you hear or see much of, really!


phlipman2000 said...

Oblivion did at Thorpe Park ? i didn't know that you mean alton towers

juxtyger said...

thanks! i've been looking for this pov for a while..always wanted to see what the coaster was like but i guess i expected too much!

it's very short!

Jordan said...

Not to be a pain but Oblivion is located at Alton Towers, not Thorpe Park.

NewsPlusNotes said...

Phew, I've been working toooo many hours I think! What a goofy mistake. Thanks guys! It's good to know people are reading what I write, though!