Drop Tower: Kings Island's Drop Ride

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Drop Tower
Extreme Fear by the Numbers

What goes up must come down – and down, and down, and down at incredibly dizzying speeds on the Drop Tower, among our guests’ favorite rides. Your Drop Tower experience begins by strapping into an open car, feet dangling, and spending the next 45 tension-filled seconds ascending 315 feet into thin air to the peak. On a clear day, you can see 18 miles out into the [area] region, but trust us, you won’t enjoy that view for very long. Before another thought can enter your brain, the ride releases and you drop -- you plunge -- you are completely emptied into a free fall of 26 stories, reaching frenetic speeds of up to 67 miles per hour before the brakes kick in and – did that really happen? – you’re at the bottom and back to normal. But, know this: after riding the Drop Tower, you’re never truly normal again.

Rider Safety Information

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  • A free-fall ride that lifts riders to the top of a structure and drops them. Riders will experience weightlessness and rapidly changing forces.
  • Guests must be 48” tall to ride
  • Maximum height requirement: 80”
  • A shoulder harness with a between-the-legs safety belt secures each rider over the head and across the chest.
  • Due to the nature of the restraint, this ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.
  • Guests must have sufficient lower extremities to ensure the ride restraint system adequately restraints him/her and a minimum of two functioning extremities with one functioning arm. Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of one functioning arm and one functioning leg if the guest has a normal center of gravity and lower extremities are sufficiently strong to support weight against the restraint under the dynamic conditions of the ride. Amputations must be at the knee or below.
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, or broken collar bone are not permitted to ride. Casts are not permitted on this ride.
  • Guests with any prosthesis must consult with Guest Services prior to waiting in line or riding (see page 7 for additional information on prosthetics).
  • Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to go up several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of elevating themselves up into the seat.
  • Please do not use the ride restraints for support while entering and exiting, as they will shift.
  • WARNING: This ride utilizes magnetic systems during the ride.
  • Visit our Accessibility page for additional information.