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Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall at Geauga Lake

Freefall was an Intamin product. It predated the modern drop tower. It was superseded by Intamin's Giant Drip and Gyro Drop lines.

The first installation was at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 1982. According to Intamin, a total of fifteen Freefall rides were built.[1] However, Intamin lists only fourteen Feefalls on their reference list.

Ride experience[edit | edit source]

The Freefall has eight cars which run on a track, similar to a roller coaster. Each car sits four riders in a single row. At the beginning of the ride, the car rolls backwards out of the station and stops at the bottom of the tower. The car is then lifted directly upward, within the tower. Upon reaching the top of the 131 foot tall tower, the car moves forward onto the drop track outside the tower. The car is released and falls 60 feet vertically, then another 33 feet while levelling out.[2] Brakes bring the car to a halt, with riders now on their backs facing towards the sky. The track is switched, and the car is reverses backwards towards the station and tilted such that riders are in an upright position.

Installations[edit | edit source]

Name Park Country Opened Status
Demon Drop
Formerly Demon Drop
Dorney Park
Cedar Point
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USA
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USA
July 2, 2010
1983
Operating
Closed November 1, 2009
Elevador
Formerly The Edge
Beto Carrero World
California's Great America
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Brazil
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USA
1997
1983
Closed 2017
Closed 1995
Free Fall Himeji Central Park
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Japan
1986 Operating
Free Fall Nagashima Spa Land
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Japan
1995 Operating
Free Fall Rusutsu Resort
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Japan
1987 Operating
Free Fall Six Flags Magic Mountain
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USA
1982 Closed 2007
Free Fall Six Flags Over Georgia
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USA
1983 Closed 2006
Free Fall Space World
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Japan
1992 Closed
Free Fall Tokyo Summerland
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Japan
1986 Operating
Hollywood Tower
Formerly The Daring Drop of Doom
Movieland Park
Galaxyland
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Italy
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Canada
October 2006
1985
Operating
Closed 2001 or 2002
Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall
Formerly Freefall
Formerly The Edge
Geauga Lake
Rocky Point Park
Six Flags Great America
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USA
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USA

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USA
1997
Unknown
May 1983
Closed 2005
Closed 1995
Closed 1986
SkyScreamer Six Flags AstroWorld
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USA
1983 Closed 1997
Stuntman's Freefall Six Flags Great Adventure
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USA
1983 Closed 2006
Wildcatter Six Flags Over Texas
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USA
1982 Closed 2007

Another Free Fall existed at Asian Paradise in Taiwan. This park has since been demolished.[3] An advertisment for the Freefall listed an installation at Six Flags Over Mid-America (now called Six Flags St. Louis). This was never installed.[2] This may be the "missing" fifteenth Freefall ride.

References[edit | edit source]