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Drop Zone Drop zone is 224 feet high The ride takes a total of three seconds to fall Assuming that the ride is in total free fall the ride is accelerating the most at the point right before it begins to slow down or decelerate Its greatest speed is 62 mph and the point of the rides greatest instantaneous speed is right before it begins to slow down The calculated instantaneous speed just before it stops is 62 miles per hour If you were to put a penny on your lap before the ride dropped in addition to being kicked out of the park in reality the coin would fall slower than you because you are being pulled down by the ride and the coin experiences air resistance on its way down If the coin was in total free fall as well as the ride then both would fall at the exact same rate of speed Bumper Cars The usage of safety belts on bumper cars is of the utmost importance A person in a bumper car that is hit by another bumper car needs the safety belt to restrain themselves from flying out of their car from their own inertia due to their body mass and momentum Inertia is resistance to a change in the state of motion and is caused due to the amount of matter in a material or person A persons mass has a lot to do with their inertia because the amount of inertia depends on the persons mass so therefore the more mass a person has the more inertia they retain Momentum will cause a person without a seatbelt on to fly out of their bumper car Momentum is the product of a persons mass times the speed at which they are going at If a heavy person was in a bumper car traveling at high speed and came in contact with a stationery bumper car that
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