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Tower of Terror

Gold Reef City

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Tower of Terror is notable for holding the record for the highest G-force on any roller coaster in the world. The ride has been described as the "scariest in Africa."

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2001 Steel Dive Coaster Giovanola

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 90°
  • Drop: 164 feet
  • G-force: 6.3 G's
  • Height: 112 feet
  • Trains: 1 - 8 passenger
  • Ride Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds
  • Top Speed: 59 mph

Tower of Terror Facts & History

Features: Elevator Lift, 49-foot Descent Below Ground

June 4, 2008 – Relaunched after R10-million spent on replacing the lift hill with an elevator lift and a new open-air train with 8 seats instead of 4.

2005–2007 – Standing-But-Not-Operating (SBNO)

Opening date: November 30, 2001

Individual car has two rows each, seating four abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 160 passengers per hour

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