This summer, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will launch a brand new adrenaline experience at the iconic waterside landmark. ‘The Drop’ will give brave participants the feeling of freefall as they leap from a platform 25 metres above sea level - but they will be jumping safe in the knowledge that a harness, rigging and giant crash mat will ensure they have a safe landing.
Tony Sammut, General Manager of Emirates Spinnaker Tower explained:
“The Drop is going to be a really exciting addition to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience. We are delighted that a part of the tower which was previously inaccessible will be opened to the public for the first time. Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to leap from a specially installed platform which stands about twice the height of an Olympic diving board. Not to be confused with a bungee jump, I would liken it more to the kind of jump that a stunt person might do in a Hollywood movie. The cable attaches to the participant’s harness at their chest. As they leap out from the platform towards the harbour, their jump is guided to a giant crash mat at the base of the tower.
Our 100 metre abseils have proved to be incredibly popular over recent years and we’ve been keen to find a way of offering another adrenaline experience that is accessible to a much larger audience. The age range for The Drop is wider - open to children as young as 11 years - and the price of taking part is much lower - £18 for adults and £15 for 11 to 15 year olds.”
The Drop will launch on 21st June 2018. Bookings will open on 1st June. Tickets cost £18 for adults and £15 for children (11-15 years) which includes general admission to Emirates Spinnaker Tower. In the interest of safety, minimum and maximum weight restrictions apply.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day). See www.spinnakertower.co.uk or call 023 9285 7520 to book in advance or to find out more.