Supreme Scream

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Supreme Scream
Supreme Scream.jpg
View of Supreme Scream in 2002
Knotts Berry Farm
AreaThe Boardwalk
CostUSD $30,000,000
Opening dateJuly 3, 1998
General statistics
ManufacturerS&S Worldwide
DesignerStan Checketts
ModelTurbo Drop
Height325 ft (99 m)
Drop252 ft (77 m)
Speed45 mph (72 km/h)
Riders per vehicle12
Duration45 seconds
Height restriction52 in (132 cm)
Acceleration0 − 45 mph (72 km/h) in 3 seconds
Launch SystemPneumatic
Fast Lane available

Supreme Scream is a Turbo Drop amusement ride located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

It opened to the general public on July 3, 1998 as the tallest turbo drop–type amusement ride in the world.

The ride consists of three individual Turbo Drop model towers arranged in a triangular footprint; the three towers joined at their peaks by a 60-foot-tall (18 m) pyramidal crown and marquee.

The entire structure is 312 feet (95 m) tall from the base to the top of the structure (325 feet (99 m), including topping flagpole) and is the tallest free-standing structure in Orange County. Supreme Scream carries 12 riders per tower in octagonal carriages upward at a speed of 8 miles per hour (13 km/h) before pausing for a brief moment at a height of 252 feet (77 m). Utilizing pneumatics paired with a pulley system, the ride carriages are then accelerated downward faster than a true free-fall to attain a top speed of 45 miles per hour (72 km/h)—exposing riders to a maximum G-force of 4 and negative G-force of -1a.

Tagline: "30 Stories Up. 3 Seconds Down."


Preceded by
Power Tower
World's Tallest Vertical Drop Ride
July 1998–December 1998
Succeeded by
The Giant Drop

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