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Drop Tower to give 10 millionth ride Labor Day Weekend

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This season, Drop Tower celebrates its 20th anniversary at Kings Island, and this weekend it is set to give its 10 millionth ride.  The ride ascends 267 feet, where riders can spend a few tension-filled seconds enjoying a view of up to 18 miles away before plunging downward at speeds of up to 67 mph. Could a KIC member be the 10 millionth rider?

Kings Island Hours this Holiday Weekend

·       Friday:  5pm – 10pm

·       Saturday: 10am – 10pm

·       Sunday: 10am – 10pm

·       Monday: 10am – 8pm


Soak City Water Park is open 11am – 7pm Saturday through Monday.

 

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Happy 10 million, DT (or as I prefer to call it, Drop Zone)! Though I'm now partial to Delirium (it's so relaxing!) it is a good late 90's staple of the park and always a thrilling ride. However, I've often been afraid of being stuck at the top, which thankfully has never happened. Here's the 20+ more years of thrills!

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6 hours ago, IndyGuy4KI said:

This season, Drop Tower celebrates its 20th anniversary at Kings Island, and this weekend it is set to give its 10 millionth ride.  The ride ascends 315 feet, where riders can spend a few tension-filled seconds enjoying a view of up to 18 miles away before plunging downward at speeds of up to 67 mph. Could a KIC member be the 10 millionth rider?

 

 

Actually Drop Tower only takes you up 267 feet...but the tower is 315 feet tall...

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9 hours ago, disco2000 said:

Actually Drop Tower only takes you up 267 feet...but the tower is 315 feet tall...

Nice catch, I fixed it. 

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14 hours ago, flightoffear1996 said:

It’s a Intamin let’s hope it stays open long enough to get to the milestone. Hard to believe it’s 20 years old. 

Haha. Uh oh. I dont know how @Maverick44 will feel about that comment. Haha

 

Agree though. Crazy how it doesnt seem that long. 

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59 minutes ago, sixohdieselrage said:

Haha. Uh oh. I dont know how @Maverick44 will feel about that comment. Haha

 

Agree though. Crazy how it doesnt seem that long. 

Rude! That's how I feel lol

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I'll say this. Once B&M starts making 300-400ft drop rides, Giant Frisbees,  Screamin' Swings (or any flats at all, for that matter) which run with no issues whatsoever, then I suppose the critique of Intamin's, Huss', or S&S etc. rides would be more valid.

But until then...

 

EDIT: 

Here's to one of the greatest flat rides ever built!

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3 minutes ago, chuck norris said:

Any word on if the milestone was hit?
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I have not seen anything yet..

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On 9/1/2019 at 6:19 PM, IndyGuy4KI said:

I have not seen anything yet..

Yeah... I'm wondering if it didn't happen.  Which means it might have happened during Pride Night.

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I ran into Don Helbig on Monday and he said it had happened sometime between 6 and 8 last Sunday night IIRC. They didn’t do a whole photo shoot or anything for it. 

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On 9/7/2019 at 4:38 PM, Magenta Lizard said:

I ran into Don Helbig on Monday and he said it had happened sometime between 6 and 8 last Sunday night IIRC. They didn’t do a whole photo shoot or anything for it. 

Makes you wonder if the 10 millionth rider even knew...

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Not every milestone rider is tracked down and congratulated, even at Kings Island.

It's also possible that the 10 millionth rider didn't want his/her picture taken.

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