Tower Of Terror Drop Speed Statistics

The Tower of Terror drop speed statistics indicate that the elevator drops at an average speed of approximately 39.6 mph.

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"The ride drops faster than the natural rate of gravity"

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"The drop sequence for the ride is randomized, with multiple possibilities"

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"The drop sequence can include between 2 and 6 drops/resurrections"

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"The ride uses a unique system that pulls the vehicle down, rather than simply letting gravity take hold"

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"The drop ride is a total of 130 feet or 13 stories"

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"The ride is an approximate 90 seconds of terror from the time the car leaves your loading"

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"Riders experience an acceleration of 1 g while sitting in the ride vehicle, but the ride vehicle is accelerated to 1.8 g (almost twice the regular acceleration due to gravity)"

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"Disney Imagineers view 100 episodes of "The Twilight Zone" for inspiration before designing the ride"

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"The Tower of Terror weighs approximately 152,000 pounds."

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"Over 15 million people have experienced the Tower of Terror since it opened."

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"The Tower of Terror has a ride duration of approximately four minutes."

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"The elevator can load up to 21 people in its vehicle."

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"Riders must be at least 40 inches (102 cm) tall to ride the Tower of Terror."

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"Once the story/show sequence is over, and the drop sequence begins, the ride lasts approximately one minute."

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"The Tower of Terror has a total height of 199 feet, just one foot short of having to put a blinking light on top for planes."

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"There are 27,000 roof tiles on the Tower of Terror."

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