Terrifying Theme Park Ride Going Viral Turns Out to Be Fake

The ride has garnered attention from curious thrill seekers across the web.
Donovan Alexander

Whether you are a thrill seeker or simply appreciate a little adrenaline with your coffee in the morning, at some point during the last week you may have come across this video of a theme park ride that looked like something that was designed by the ultimate sadist theme park engineer and was probably excited.

If you are like the rest of us, you probably made it very clear to your mates that no amount of money would get you on this ride. 


Making rounds across the internet, most people's reaction to the video remained the same. Yet, a little internet investigating it turns out the video turned out to be a hoax. So, for now, that might be good news.

The Scariest Ride That Never Existed

The computer-generated video started innocently enough with people on the ride being lifted from the ground like your standard drop ride. However, once the riders begin to reach the top of the South Korean tower, all hell breaks loose. Riders are dropped from their chairs only to be swinging high in the air like the childhood swing of your nightmares spinning in a treacherous death circle. 

As mentioned all already, the video was computer generated and is actually based off of a real ride in South Korea called the Gyro Drop; a ride with the same premise but with a lot less dramatic drops. 

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The fake video originally came from Thai Twitter users on the morning of June 13 collecting millions of views. Yet, there is no official owner to come forward and actually claim the video. Though the video itself is actually fake, this video could provide some serious inspiration for the next generation of theme park rides. 

Aside from the scary ride presented in the video, we still have a lot of questions about the video. Where did the video come from? Why was it made? If you have any idea, please let us know in the comment below. 

If the ride actually existed would you actually ride it? And, do you have an all-time favorite ride? 

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