Stumbled across this whilst browsing the net, come 2011 Europe will have a new tallest ride... An Intamin Giant Drop standing 116 Meters (380ft) at Liseberg in sweden! The New ride will replace the parks current observation ride, The Liseberg Tower.
Liseberg Tower, with a height of 146 meters above sea level, will be converted into Europe's highest free-fall attraction. The name of the new attraction will be AtmosFear.
AtmosFear will be Europe's tallest free-fall, both in terms of vertical drop and the building supporting it. Over the whole world there is really only one attraction that resembles AtmosFear and it is located in Australia.
The ride starts in the basement in the tower complex and from there to the summit takes about 100 seconds. The journey down will go a lot faster - you will be free falling just over three seconds. With speeds of around 110 km/h passenger fall to the ground and the brakes will not start until you reach the basement. During deceleration the riders will be expose of the maximum allowed force, 4 G.
- AtmosFear is nothing for those who are carefully inclined. It will be the most awesome attraction at Liseberg, said Mats Wedin, CEO of Liseberg.
Liseberg Tower, which opened in 1990, after 20 years has made itself as comfortable vantage point. Now, the protective car is removed and replaced with chairs and harnesses. Passengers will sit openly with their legs freely when they fall. The manufacturer of AtmosFear is the well known attraction manufacturers Intamin, which is the company behind rides like Balder, Kållerado and Kanonen at Liseberg.
Since the construction will begin on Monday, will mean that Lisebergstornet closes to the public after the weekend. Until then it will be free to ride for anyone who wants to. All activities in the tower lobby and the 3D movie "Sammy's adventure" will run as usual throughout the season.
AtmosFear will première spring of 2011.
The Ride Car
The Station + Queue
The Tower Base
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