Well now I have seen everything. For the sum of $1.00 your kids, or about 1 and 1/2 adults, can go on a ride called "Kiddie Coaster". It's a motion simulator with a monitor that has a choice of either riding Gemini or Corkscrew. I've only seen 1 of these things. It's in Chicago Ridge Mall, 15 minutes south of Chicago.
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Those have been around for a while, haven't they? At least a year or two. There's been one in the Lehigh Valley mall since we moved to Allentown - that was November of 2001. It only features like 6 of the coasters.
They have one at a Laser Tag place near me. It's two bucks for Meanstreak, Magnum, Gemini, Corkscrew, and Mantis. Then the thing moves around a little bit. I think I went on it once and then I just went to the back and grabbed on.
It doesn't come anywhere near any of them, of course.
I noticed the one at Berkshire Mall, Wyomissing, PA a little over a year ago. How ridiculous would it look if a 28 year old guy climbed into one? Of course, now that I lost about 70 pounds since I first saw it, maybe it won't look as bad:).
sad thing is...they have them in the arcades at CP, too ;) SERIOUSLY!
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There are 2 versions of this ride: a full-size 2-seater, and the smaller kiddie version. The full-size is no longer made due to the manufacturer going out of business (poor design led to constant problems with the ride). The kiddie version was picked up by a different company (ICE-Innovative Concepts in Entertainment, for those of you keeping score)and was redesigned to supposedly be more reliable.
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on the dover ferry, there is a huge one (i'm guessing the older one), and it had most of the coasters (3 or 4 years ago...), the bad thing about it though was that didn't syncronise the ride, it just bumped you when ever.
i've seen one of those at the New York New York casino in las vegas. it is 2 dollars to use. It has mean streak, mantis, gemini, corkscrew, and magnum. "pretty cool". it is in the arcade section near the manhatten express.