Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower!

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Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower!

Postby Norwegian coasterfan » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:58 am

Today Kongeparken announced their new attraction for 2019: STUPET


STUPET (The cliff in English) will be an 80 meter tall droptower delivered by Funtime. The attraction will be located in the highest point in the park making the highest point of the tower 246 meters above sea level. Guests will enter the attraction through a 12 meter tall portal and make their way through a steep queueline resembling a normal Norwegian hiking-trail. The trail is supposed to be challenging and as the owner said during the announcement: "If you got a couple of kilograms to many it can be a bit exhausting" :lmao:

The tower will have a unique feature: From park opening to 13:00 it will function as an observation tower. From 14:00 until closing it will function as a drop tower. However between 13:00 and 14:00 this will be randomized so that you never know if it will simply be lowered slowly to the ground or drop!

Kongeparken is located outside of Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. The park recently got a new CEO and he wants to draw in more people in the demographic of 16 years and over, this is the first step in doing that.

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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 am

^ I enjoyed Dollywood's Funtime drop tower so this should be a nice addition.

It is also neat how they're offering an observation mode for those who aren't thrill seekers.
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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby SharkTums » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:26 am

HA! The one hour of "you don't know!" which program is the best!

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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:22 am

I'm not sure if I'd enjoy that or not. At that point I'd find it anticlimactic not to experience the drop. :lol:
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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby A.J. » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:26 am

It would be dastardly if they started moving the carriage down slowly, like maybe a few meters, and THEN released it to free-fall.
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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby Garet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 am

A.J. wrote:It would be dastardly if they started moving the carriage down slowly, like maybe a few meters, and THEN released it to free-fall.


I still love the Blue Fall method of fake drop them into a brake, then really drop them.

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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:57 am

I actually preferred the standard drop on Blue Fall, but I know I'm in the minority there.
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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby bert425 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:19 am

SharkTums wrote:HA! The one hour of "you don't know!" which program is the best!



Agreed!

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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:35 pm

In that "hour of unknown," they should put in that fake-drop,
that Blue Fall does (did?) in Sea Paradise Park in Japan.
Then after that few feet of "falling," it slowly lowers to the ground.

That should still shake up a few people on it, lol. :)
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Re: Kongeparken in Norway announces 80 meter tall drop tower

Postby jarmor » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm

bert425 wrote:
SharkTums wrote:HA! The one hour of "you don't know!" which program is the best!



Agreed!

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Man, that will probably be the best hour of the day to just watch the tower. I wonder if they will have a sign stating such or just go for it.
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