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Drop Tower
Website: Kings Dominion Homepage
Ride Type: Vertical Tower
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.2857
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 27
Last Review: 8/4/2013 7:00:00 PM
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 8/4/2013 7:00:00 PM
What a rush! This is easily one of my favorite drop towers anywhere thanks to its sheer size and intensity. At just over 300 feet in height, the added 100 or so feet on most drop towers really makes this one stand out. The views from the very top of this one are breathtaking as one can see for miles. But the drop is the ride's bread and butter and it delivers. There is absolutely no warning and the drop is a true freefall. I was floating from my seat the entire way down and really felt my stomach drop. Plus this one feels like it brakes very close to the ground, which is an added thrill. Make sure you ride this drop tower, especially since its massive carriage makes lines almost non-existent.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up wavylips on 7/31/2012 4:30:00 PM
Don't EVER miss a drop ride because they are awesome as rides come(especially this one)!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/21/2007 3:42:00 PM
My favorite Intamin drop tower. The sheer size of the tower is huge and the views from the top are incredible. Also, this ride has a huge capacity, which is rare for a lot of drop towers. Unfortunately, this gyro drop doesnt spin, but the drop was exceptional. It seemed to go on forever and I got excellent ejector air the whole way down and I completely lost my stomach.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up new2this on 6/15/2007 6:35:00 PM
I love this ride, though i like tower of terror alot better. I dont know why, maybe because it pulls you down, but tower of terror was A TON more intense to me, but this ride ranks close to it.Good ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sowinski on 9/23/2006 12:19:00 AM
The tower is pretty tall and you get a typical fun drop tower ride. It is very good but not great.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterf42 on 7/17/2006 3:56:00 PM
The ride is just crazy to look at, and I finally got a chance to ride Drop Zone yesterday in its 4th season. Having been scared half to death on Hellavator a few weeks ago, I was expecting a bit more from D-Zone, but unfortunitely I didnt quite get that stomach drop effect that I was desiring. I think it may have been because I was slouching in my seat a lot (OTSRs and 6-4 guys dont mix well ) but for some reason, it really wasnt all that frightening for me. It was fun, and a bit better than Hellavator and Tower of Doom, and is certainly one of my favorite flat rides. I was also amazed by the smoothness. Yet, it still isnt up with elite coasters as far as ranking is concerned. It is my favorite drop tower so far.
Edit-I liked this ride a lot more on my second ride, and upgraded the rating to an 8. I still didnt feel much airtime on the direct drop. I did float all the way down, so that made up for it.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Fedor on 5/5/2006 9:25:00 PM
Pretty anticlimactic. You go all the way up, its scary. The drop and anticipation is extremely scary and thrilling. But, I dont want to ride an attraction to be scared. I want it to be fun. It was fun but I dont think Ill ride this too much.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 4/6/2006 6:22:00 AM
A definate must ride at PKD. It is 300 feet tall and it gives nice air time when you drop from the top. The view of the park is also nice from the top. I just wishd it rotated in a circle before it dropped so you could see all views of the park.

5 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Pasch on 3/23/2006 5:07:00 PM
Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense! Intense!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up WAR2174 on 8/31/2005 5:52:00 PM
This is much better than a typical "Drop Zone" tower. This is a large continuous ring instead of smaller stations around the tower. Plus the massive size (305 ft) is awe-inspiring. People stand around the bottom and just stare and wonder how anyone could ride it. I rode it and loved it. I have always enjoyed these towers and this is one of the best. It gives such an awesome rush. Then the sudden stop makes the feeling go the opposite way. Pretty wicked.

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