The Swedish amusement park Liseberg is to transform its observation tower into Europe’s tallest freefall attraction. The conversion will be carried out by Intamin.
The Liseberg Tower opened at the Gothenburg city park in 1990 and has provided a comfortable lookout for millions of guests. Now it will provide a totally different ride experience in the shape of AtmosFEAR.
Towering 146-metres above sea level, riders will board the new look attraction via an underground loading station, from where it takes just 100 seconds to reach the top. The return journey is somewhat faster – a three second freefall! Passengers plummet back down at up to 110km, subjected to forces of 4G during braking.
Liseberg visitors were offered free rides on the attraction during its last days as an observation tower. Transformation work was scheduled to begin on May 31 ahead of a Spring 2011 opening.
The only other freefall tower on this scale is The Giant Drop at Dreamworld in Australia, also by Intamin/Ride Trade.