SeaWorld SkyTower

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SkyTower
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SkyTower at SeaWorld Orlando.
General information
StatusOperational (as of July 2019)
TypeObservation Tower
Location7007 Sea World Drive
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Coordinates 28°24′37″N 81°27′41″W / 28.410373°N 81.461443°W / 28.410373; -81.461443
Latitude and Longitude:

28°24′37″N 81°27′41″W / 28.410373°N 81.461443°W / 28.410373; -81.461443
CompletedSummer 1974
Owner SeaWorld
Height
Antenna spire425 ft (129.5 m)
Roof400 ft (121.9 m)
Observatory365 ft (111.3 m)
Technical details
Floor count2

The SeaWorld SkyTower is an observation tower located in the SeaWorld Orlando theme park complex constructed in 1973 and opened in 1974. The tower is the tallest observation tower in Florida and contains a double decker rotating pod. SkyTower is lit with an array of Electronic Theater Control's LEDs as of February 2013. however riders only reached a height of 365 feet (111 m) and The height of the tower is 400 feet (122 m) tall from the base to the top of the structure (425 feet (129 m), including topping flagpole)

Incidents

On December 22, 2015, at the height of the Christmas travel season, the SkyTower became stuck, 200 feet up. There were about 50 people on the ride at the time, and it took two hours to get all passengers down. This was the first known incident on the ride. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "People on Sky Tower trapped for more than three hours". WESH. Retrieved 2016-06-04.

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