Giant Drop

Opening in December 1998, Dreamworld’s Giant Drop was designed by Intamin using the existing tower from Tower of Terror and is the only ride in the world to incorporate both attractions on one tower.

After slowly rising 39 storeys to the top, riders then accelerate at the speed of gravity for 4 seconds of weightless freefall before magnetic brakes stop the 8-person car’s decent. This deceleration delivers around 4 positive G’s after the gut-wrenching 9.814 metres per second drop.

On its opening in 1997, Giant Drop claimed three world firsts:

  • It was the tallest free fall ride in world
  • It was the first time the dual open-air 8-seater gondolas had been installed on a ride of this height
  • It was the first time a single tower had supported two different ride experiences. the other being Tower of Terror vehicle)


  • Speed: Up to 135 km/hour (84 miles/hour)
  • Height: 119 metres (39 storeys)
  • Acceleration: 9.814 metres per second (compounding)
  • Free Fall: Four seconds
  • Gravitational Forces: 4G’s
  • Cycle Time: 106 seconds
  • Capacity: 600-800 passengers per hour
  • Ride Vehicle: 2 x 8-seat horizontal gondolas on the eastern and western aspect of the Tower

66 Responses to “Giant Drop”

  1. i was 5 when i was first on it.

    OllieTGS - June 19th, 2015 at 3:42 pm

  2. I’m going to dreamworlds in a few weeks and I’m really scared of heights but I want to go on this ride, last time I went I was 9 and I chickened out on heaps of rides So should I face my fear or is it too dcary

    Taliah Bayley - January 7th, 2016 at 11:50 am

  3. What is the acceleration during freefall? and the deceleration experienced during breaking

    Brandon - April 14th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  4. SO WORTH IT. Honestly the scariest part about it is the machine itself- it shudders and shakes as you go down and kinda makes you think of Iron Man falling out of the sky. It actually felt like I was going to die. SO FUN THOUGH.

    Sunny - May 22nd, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  5. This ride made me touch myself and squirt all over the passengers next to m.

    Your Dad - July 27th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  6. The Giant Drop made my foreskin shrivel up into a ball and hid itself inside my cock.

    Saiah Leotoga - July 27th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  7. This made me grab the guy next to me and suck his balls.

    John Deng - July 27th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  8. I went on this ride and my bumhole was thrashed after getting raped by 6 men.

    Moses Majok - July 27th, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  9. what the actual fuck, dude above. You need help.

    Random Person - August 2nd, 2016 at 10:27 am

  10. Went so high, felt like I smoked out too much out of a bong! Then went down quick and that reminded me of your mum.

    Bob Marley - August 9th, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  11. How scary is this? I dunno if I should go on this.I’m kinda scared of falling/heights but I think I should face my fear. Should I or chicken out?

    Anonymous - September 25th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

  12. Am I going to wet my pants?

    Anonymous - September 25th, 2016 at 3:04 pm

  13. omg… i went on this when i was 4… holy crap i used this site when i was 4… omg it still exists

    Terra Verso - May 29th, 2017 at 8:48 am

  14. Went on this for a physics trip while it was raining, felt like I was falling out of the seat, but was the greatest time ever, got to go faster then rain falls.

    Jarrod Grayson - March 3rd, 2018 at 8:53 am

  15. I dislike minorities.

    Ligma Balls - August 26th, 2018 at 11:31 pm

  16. Same

    Stephen Podgorski - April 16th, 2021 at 11:22 pm

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