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Apocalypse opened in the year 2000 and is the first stand up drop tower ride in the world. Once voted ‘Britain’s Scariest Ride,’ it’s still a firm favourite for all thrill seekers who visit Drayton Manor Park. Do you think you can handle the 54m drop?

Whether you sit down, stand up or stand for the duration with no floor beneath your feet, this ride isn’t for the faint hearted! Be prepared to reach 50 miles per hour and fall 54 metres before free falling for 4 heart-racing seconds! Voted the ‘Best Thrill Ride’ in Europe, Apocalypse is one of the most exhilarating rides you will ever experience and will push you to your limits.


Year of opening: 2000 Height of Ride: 54 M (177 ft)
Freefall Time: 4 seconds
Speed: 50 miles per hour
Riders per row: 4
Lesser Known Facts: The ride was opened by girl band B*Witched. The tower has five sides Cars are winched to the top of the 54m tower and then released to free fall until they are slowed by brakes.

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Height Restrictions: 

1.2m minimum height to ride 'Sit Down'
1.4m minimum height to ride 'Stand Up'

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