Gyro Drop Tower Got Twice Higher & Scarier in Korea, Video: Fact Check


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Gyro Drop Tower Got Twice Higher & Scarier in Korea, Video

Story:

Gyro Drop Tower got twice higher and much scarier in South Korea.

Fact Check:

An intriguing video viral online is shared alleging to show Gyro Drop Tower got twice higher and much more scarier in South Korea. The video appears to show the tower of the ride doubling in height, ejecting its passengers out, connected with some kind of cord. Although drop towers are a bit scary in ride, this particular video viral on social media is not real.

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About the Video of Gyro Drop Tower

Drop tower is a type of amusement ride incorporating the tower as the central structure. Drop towers vary in height, lift type and brake type. For an exciting ride, the drop tower subjects the passengers to free-fall and rapid heavy deceleration. The ‘insane’ video in question circulated widely on an Instagram page promoting discount offers in Indonesia before going viral on other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. While many viewers were shocked to see the unusual and scary Gyro drop tower, most of them thought it is a real one.

Not Real

The unusual video of Gyro Drop Tower appeared online on 13th June 2019 and became instant hit thereafter. In background of the video on far right, you can see ‘Lotte World‘ over a building. Lotte World is a recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. As a matter of fact, their official Facebook page originally shared the video in question. The video carried a description which translates to questioning – If the gyro drop doubles‚Ķ Can everyone ride this degree or not? In other words, the video shows computer simulation of a futuristic drop tower.

The dramatic video is in fact not real and such an attraction does not exist as of this writing. Like you can see in the video below, the real gyro drop tower in Lotte World Seoul, Korea is much shorter and not as dangerous. The drop tower takes riders to the top of the 230-foot tower aboard a gondola which rotates. The riders then experience a sudden deceleration down to the ground. The viral video is probably made to attract visitors to the Lotte World amusement park in Korea.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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