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Watch as thrill-seekers free-fall 100 feet from this amusement park ‘ride’

Who needs safety harnesses?


Mike Fenn


Posted on Jul 22, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:16 pm CDT

One amusement park ride in Denmark removes a pesky detail that plagues most roller coasters: The fact that you stay attached to the ride.

Yes, the Sky Tower at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Aarhus, Denmark is a true example of free-falling. Riders (fallers?) start out strapped to a harness at the top of the attraction’s 100-foot tower. Then, the operator breaks the harness, literally dropping you. Seriously, there is nothing between the top of the tower and the net but air (and possibly your lunch). The experience ends mere seconds after it begins as you plunge into a net at the bottom.

Thankfully, some thrill-seekers decided to create a YouTube video of Sky Tower, complete with a few first-person perspectives.

Screengrab via Theme Park Review/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 22, 2014, 10:19 am CDT