The Tallest, Vertical, Free-fall Ride in the World
The signature thrill ride, The Giant Drop, was officially declared the 'tallest, vertical free-fall ride in the world' 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 five million passengers to date.
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 seemingly 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.