Any one remember the "rotor"?

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:56 AM
years ago when kings island opened i remember the rotor. made by chance rides, i believe. it was one of the rides that made the move from the old coney island amusement park. i think it was there up through the 1979 season. it was a spinning ride in which centrifical forces held you against the wall, then the floor droped out. does any body remember this ride? are there any operating any more?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:58 AM

Up to 1995 SFWoA *formaly Geauga Lake used to have one in operation.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:00 PM
do you know of any current ones in opperation?
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:03 PM
I know of three:

Finnish Fling - Worlds of Fun

Tom's Twister - Six Flags St. Louis

Silly Silo - Adventureland-USA
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:16 PM
The Puyallup fair has one every darn year, and every darn year, I avoid it like the plague. ;) Now, the Zipper.... that's a different animal....;)
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:18 PM
We would probably still have ours at SFGAm if the 2 girls didnt get their toes crushed on the ride.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:19 PM
Six Flags Magic Mountain believe it r not...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:20 PM
Once was enough for me! I practically had to lie down afterwards, having rejected the offer of a free re-ride :(

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:38 PM
Hersheypark used to have one. It was located in Comet Hollow near where the Tilt-a-Whirl is now.

I remember seeing a picture from the 1972 flood (hurricane Agnes) of the Rotor building about 2/3 of the way under water. It could have been used as a huge washing machine!

Anyway... It's long gone from there. I only rode it once back in the 1980's.... and once was enough. They should rename that thing the "Incredible Vomit Inducing Machine."

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:49 PM
i rode the zipper at lesourdsville lake last year. one of the most intense rides ever
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:55 PM
on the rotor i used to take off my watch and ballcap and stick it on the wall next to me as we were spinning pki had trash bins at the exit ramps for the weak-stomached to puke into!!!
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:17 PM
Canobie Lake Park has one called the Turkish Twist, but I have never dared set foot on that ride. For some reason rides that continually spin or flip make me sick, but coasters don't give me any trouble.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:22 PM
Last years trip we took of the midwest, Almost every park had one. WOF, Adventurland Iowa, Six Flags St. Louis.

Others I've seen were Lake Compounce and SFGADV. Im not sure but I think SFGAM had one too.

Chuck, who rode Lake Compounces and realizes he don't miss em much. MEGA WEDGIE!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:23 PM
There is one that is still operating at Frontier City in Oklahoma called the Twister or something like that. I don't know if it is operating this season or if it was torn down to make room for erUPtion.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:39 PM
Lake Compounce's Rotor

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:46 PM
Taz Twister at Six Flags Great Adventure is still in operation. That thing has moved around a bit. Years ago it was on the other side of the park as the Typhoon.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:51 PM
I remember those! They were my flat ride ever. It was always amazing to me to see that people could flip upside down and still be attached. :)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:13 PM
It seems kind of ironic to me that many of the 'rotors' are located here in the midwest.

They could all be 'rethemed' for the 21st century - 'Virtual Reality Tornado' or they could be moved to the local Civil Defense operations centers for training purposes ;).

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:22 PM
Ahhh Boblo Island had a rotor. One of my favorite flat rides of them all. <sniff> :-(

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 2:34 PM
CP had one as well. So did Edgewater Park in Michigan. I haven't been one in years, but I have also seen them at traveling carnivals.

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