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Tibidabo | Unknown | Funtime drop tower | 2024

oriolat2

Giga Poster
A 50-meter tall drop tower for Tibidabo has been announced today. Expected to be open in 2024 where the former Huss Top Spin used to sit.

Good news for this park, as the last major ride aimed at thrill seekers was built at the end of 2008.

Rumoured manufacturers: FunTime and SFB Visa. As much as I'd love for them to get a SkyFall by FT, due to recent events with the Orlando Freefall and the working relationship with SFB, I don't think FunTime is on the cards anymore.
 

TPoseOnTantrum

Hyper Poster
A 50-meter tall drop tower for Tibidabo has been announced today. Expected to be open in 2024 where the former Huss Top Spin used to sit.

Good news for this park, as the last major ride aimed at thrill seekers was built at the end of 2008.

Rumoured manufacturers: FunTime and SFB Visa. As much as I'd love for them to get a SkyFall by FT, due to recent events with the Orlando Freefall and the working relationship with SFB, I don't think FunTime is on the cards anymore.
Funtime is confirmed actually. Can someone start a new thread for this?
https://www.elperiodico.com/es/barc...nes-tibidabo-tendra-caida-libre-2024-13912853
 

oriolat2

Giga Poster
A report (attached below) issued by the park itself states that the tower will be manufactured by Funtime at a cost of about 2 million euros. Minimum height restriction will be 125 cm, which is quite low for such a thrill ride.

Other manufacturers that were considered were Zamperla and Intamin, but were ultimately dismissed because they did not meet certain criteria: one didn't offer a "pure" freefall tower (Zamperla) and the other because its gondolas didn't feature rotating seats (Intamin, which offered them a SkyJump) and the minimum height restriction was too high (140 cm).
 

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Nick13

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That will be a great addition for Tibidabo, you can’t beat those views over Barcelona.

I don’t think it’s fair to tarnish Funtime’s reputation with the Orlando incident seeing as it was discovered the operator had tampered with the sensors, so I’m glad that they have gone with them.
 

Boodangy

Roller Poster
Other manufacturers that were considered were Zamperla and Intamin, but were ultimately dismissed because they did not meet certain criteria: one didn't offer a "pure" freefall tower (Zamperla)
Good. I've ridden Zamperla's current tallest drop tower model (Z-Max) and while the views are nice, all it really offers is motion sickness due to the weirdly smooth bouncing it does like a fast elevator. You don't feel the claimed g-forces at all.
 

cookie

Hyper Poster
A report (attached below) issued by the park itself states that the tower will be manufactured by Funtime at a cost of about 2 million euros. Minimum height restriction will be 125 cm, which is quite low for such a thrill ride.

Other manufacturers that were considered were Zamperla and Intamin, but were ultimately dismissed because they did not meet certain criteria:
one didn't offer a "pure" freefall tower (Zamperla) and the other because its gondolas didn't feature rotating seats (Intamin, which offered them a SkyJump) and the minimum height restriction was too high (140 cm).
See, that honestly perplexes me since both Highlander and the one at Nigloland have their height minimums set at 1.4m. Tibidabo must’ve managed to wrestle a lower requirement out of Funtime in order for them to secure the contract.
 
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oriolat2

Giga Poster
See, that honestly perplexes me since both Highlander and the one at Nigloland have their height minimums set at 1.4m. Tibidabo must’ve managed to wrestle a lower requirement out of Funtime in order for them to secure the contract.
To be fair, both towers at Niglo and Hansa are at least 100 m, which might be why they are aimed at an older target and thus have a 140 cm height restriction. But yeah, a low height restriction was definitely a deal breaker in this case.

I would have loved for this model to feature tilting seats though.
 
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