Calling this is a ride, is like calling a rock a toy.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjEsWj369rc?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
The Sky Tower at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Denmark is an anti-ride. There are no rails. No safety bar. And no rope.
The “ride” begins when the operator suspends the rider on their back, 100 feet up in the air by a large cable. Without warning, the cable holding up the rider, disconnects and the rider plummets, back first, toward through ground at speeds approaching 55 miles per hour. Within seconds, the rider crashes into a large net of the kind that protects trapeze artist and circus performers.
Rides cost about ten dollars, in addition to the park admission.
According to the some who ridden it, the Sky Tower feels like falling off a 10-story building, which isn’t suprising, because that’s exactly what it is.