Detroit company builds vehicles for all of the major theme parks

Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:50 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Roush Industries LLC's Building 50B on Plymouth Road in Livonia is part skunk works, part production plant. The Livonia-based firm engineers, designs and builds ride seat systems, show-action equipment and animatronics for the world's top theme parks.

Read more from Crain's Detroit Business.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:52 PM

I assume the "safari ride at a theme park in Florida" refers to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but what about those 192 modules being constructed for an upcoming "revolutionary" ride based on "one of the highest grossing films of all-time"? Would this fit with the rumored Soarin'-like ride system for Avatar?

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:16 PM

I assume that they did the trucks at BGW as well for their safari ride.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:50 PM

Didn't Rhino Rally close recently? I remember the ride having its share of problems through the years.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:14 PM

I dunno, haven't been there since the summer. I recall they stopped doing the washout bridge stunt some time ago, presumably because of the wear on the trucks. (Disclaimer: I don't know one way or the other, just speculating.)

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