A Scary Drop tower installed on the 28th floor of a hotel, at 100 meters above the ground
As from 2021, Cape Town (South Africa) has a new landmark, built by Fabbri Group: a 34-meter Scary Drop model drop tower, installed about 100 metres above the ground, on the roof of a 28-storey luxurious hotel, the Hotel Sky.
for their thrilling and safe products, to offer guests something exclusive. “We don’t simply want to give you a comfortable place to stay”, says the hotel’s website. “We want every aspect of your experience within our establishment to be treasured.” And so, together with the 540 luxury rooms and suites, shows, outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre, restaurant bar overlooking the city, friendly robots that interact with guests and much more, the hotel now also has the impressive Sky-Hi Ride.
The drop tower, which can also be used by people who are not guests at the hotel, has become an additional source of income for the structure, as riders pay a ticket, and it is also proposed as the highlight of events and private parties held in the spacious area around the base of the ride.
Sky-Hi offers unique and unforgettable emotions: a breath-taking view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, followed by an adrenaline-filled free fall at a speed of 100 km/h, with peaks in acceleration reaching 34 m/s, perfectly controlled by magnetic brakes (the best, as they do not wear out over time and also work in the event of a power outage).
The drop tower features ergonomic seats for maximum comfort and safety. The ride holds 10 passengers at a time, for an estimated hourly capacity of 240 riders.
The lighting system is excellent: the tower and the sphere at the top are illuminated, and in the evening the light effects turn the attraction into a beacon recognizable even from far away.
Photos courtesy: Rikki Hibbert, Hotel Sky Cape Town.