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Power Tower
Power tower
Statistics

Park

Cedar Point & Valleyfair

Manufacturer

S&S Worldwide

Model

Combo Tower

Height

300 feet (90 meters)

Power Tower is a thrill ride located at two Cedar Fair parks in the U.S.A, Cedar Point and Valleyfair. The attractions are powered by air in large cylinders in which an aircraft steel cable, connected to the internal piston, travels and is also connected to the external rider car. Hydraulic cylinders at the base of the tower provide an extra measure of safety in case of a ride malfunction. Both rides were designed and manufactured by S&S Worldwide of Logan, Utah.

Power Tower at Cedar Point is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of Space Shot rides and a pair of Turbo Drop rides, arranged in a square-footprint with a crowning marquee and crisscrossed pyramidical arches joining the four rides at their peaks. Power Tower is the only four-towered drop tower ride in the world to date, devoting two towers to each drop cycle. Sixteen new LED lights were installed on Power Tower before the 2012 season.

Ride specifications Edit

  • Height: 275 ft (91 m)
  • Drop height: 240 ft (73 m)
  • Top speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)
  • G-force: min -1.0 g, max +5.0
  • Ride Duration: 45 sec
  • Capacity: 1,700 rides per hour

Valleyfair Edit

Power Tower at Valleyfair is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of raccoon rides and a single Space Shotride, arranged in a triangular-footprint with a crowning marquee joining the three rides at their peaks.

Power Tower is the tallest ride in Minnesota. The ride was originally intended to be 300 feet (91 m) tall, but the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits Valleyfair's rides from being built taller than 275 feet (84 m) because of the nearby Flying Cloud Airport.

Ride specifications Edit

  • Height: 275 ft (84 m)
  • Drop height: 250 ft (76 m)
  • Top Speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)
  • G-force: min -1.0 g, max +4.0
  • Ride Duration: 45 sec
  • Capacity: 1,300 rides per hour

Records Edit

Cedar Point's Power Tower was the tallest vertical ascending and descending thrill ride upon debut up until July 1998, when Supreme Scream opened at Knott's Berry Farm.

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