Tower of Terror has multiple back-to-back drops. These drops are on a randomized sequence in order to create varying ride experiences. The maximum drop is 130 feet (13 stories) and occurs at least once during each ride experience. So, no matter what, you can always expect to at least experience one big 130ft drop.
Considering this, do you actually drop on Tower of Terror?
You Don’t Actually Free Fall
Part of the thrill of the Tower of Terror is the feeling as if you’re falling uncontrollably to your doom. The thing is, you’re not free-falling. To induce that feeling, you’re being pulled both up and down during the attraction.
Additionally, how far is the drop on rise of the resistance?
How high is the drop on Slinky Dog Dash?
|Slinky Dog Dash|
|Height||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed||40 mph (64 km/h)|
The falling didn’t feel so scary, because the atmosphere was fun instead of already scary, if that makes sense. Believe it or not, despite being a roller coaster enthusiast, the “falling feeling” is something I don’t tend to enjoy. But ToT is in a class all by itself. Best drop tower ride in the world, IMO.
For a roller coaster, Slinky Dog Dash is not very scary. The ride is fast, but smooth. Drops are minimal and there are no loops or inversions. Overall, Slinky is an outstanding “family” coaster.
Repeated fast drops straight down and sudden movements that pull you straight up is what makes The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (in Disney’s Hollywood Studios) a recipe for motion sickness disaster. Hope the elevator works! If that flipping feeling in your stomach makes you queasy, this is NOT the ride for you.