World media freaked out by Aarhus free fall drop ride

July 25th, 2014 12:47 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Thrillseekers may not pick Aarhus as their number one destination, but that's only because they haven't given Tivoli Friheden's Sky Tower a try.

Imagine plunging from the top of a 40 meter high tower into a net 30 meters below with no rope. During the ride you experience 4G sensations as your free-falling body  hits 90 kilometres per hour.

The ride is one of a number of SCAD towers located in theme parks around the world.

'Splatterhorn' ride going viral
A video of the ride has already become a viral Youtube hit with more than 2 million views, and the ride has frightened international media like Daily Mail, Daily Star and The Huffington Post, who reported that SCAD towers have been used to simulate near-death experiences.

On Tuesday it was featured on the US TV show @Midnight on Comedy Central, when comedian Weird Al Yankovic called it 'Splatterhorn' and Reggie Watts named it 'The Shitmaker'.

Before you buy a ticket for Aarhus, watch the video here:

The minister's "pilgrimage" to the camps hardened her resolve to pick and choose (photo:pixabay)
Straight up: Refugees and the politics of fear
  The reality of a Lars Rasmussen-led government has hit home. The ...
(All photos: Hasse Ferrold)
About Town: Homeland’s head honcho, cuban cigars and the spaceman
  American TV-producer and scriptwriter Howard Gordon (left), the c...
Why  fly to Italy, when you can have it around the corner. (All photos: Becks Kaysen)
Fabulous Florentine fare in the heart of Frederiksberg
  After an evening at Fabio’s I was left with so much praise for ...
(All photos: Ella Navarro)
Out and About: Connecting Copenhageners, both internationals and Danes
  Last week on Thursday saw the inauguration of Absalon’s ‘folk...
The younger you are, the higher you aspire? (photo:istock)
Young people’s choice: the corporate ladder or the startup trampoline
  Young people are overrepresented among entrepreneurs, but is this...
Do you have what it takes to guess Brian's quiz? (photo: istock)
Brian’s Brainteaser
  How to win Identify what the clues in each circle have in common...