Scene 75 adds new tower ride — and a roller coaster may be next

One of Dayton’s favorite arcades is giving its fans another reason to scream.

Scene 75 Dayton will debut Scene 75 Drop Tower this weekend, general manager Steve Baia said.

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The introduction of the 35-foot-tall indoor tower custom-made is just one plan Scene 75 has for its entertainment center at 6196 Poe Ave. in Vandalia.

“We have 40,000 square feet (of space ) up front to do potential roller coasters and lots more to come,” he said. “We don’t want to spill the beans yet.”

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No timeline has been established, but Scene 75 plans to take its ideas to city officials in the next few months, he said.



“With this being a family owned business, we are constantly innovating and changing things up,” Baia said.

The facility’s 36-foot high ceilings make the location unique among the company’s four entertainment centers.

A fifth Scene 75 location is set to be complete this summer in Columbus.

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“We have the ceiling height,” Baia said. “Most family entertainment centers won’t be able to do it.”

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

The  Poe Road location, the company’s first, opened in 2012 and previously held a warehouse.

The 12-seat drop tower is the first of its size manufactured for indoor use by Italy-based Moser's Rides, Baia said.
The experience will cost $5 per person. 

The drop tower will be soon be joined by an inflatable attraction that would have people dodge up and down to avoid being knocked off a platform.

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

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