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article imageVideo: Sky Tower drops visitors from 100 feet with no rope

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 22, 2014 in Entertainment
Aarhus - Sky Tower is the name of an unconventional thrill ride at Tivoli Friheden. Patrons literally fall 100 feet into a giant net at the bottom of the ride.
Tivoli Friheden has all the standard things you expect from a park. Mascots, rides for kids and some roller coasters. Which is why the Sky Tower stands out even more in the park. Visitors are hung above the ride briefly then dropped, traveling at a speed of 55 mph (89 kph rounding up). Each person does get some basic safety gear and gets caught by a massive net which buckles to absorb the impact.
Since health problems related to the shock of thrill rides are common those with heart problems or other ailments are not allowed on this attraction. Anyone who passes the health checks and completes the ride gets a pin stating "I DID IT" for conquering the ride.
Today many European parks are pushing the envelope with what their rides can do. For example the Colossus has 10 inversions at a high-speed. Blackpool's Pleasure Beach is also known as one of the largest and fastest coasters which rolls forwards and backwards.
With our new technology amusement parks all over the world are pushing the limits as well. As in the case of the El Loco which hangs you upside down for an extended period or the Goliath which is tallest and one of the fastest rides in the world.
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