Enclosed traditional rides

Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:44 PM
Would you consider "Haybaler" at GL enclosed? It is but most matterhorns are indoors...

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:46 PM
Oh forgot one, SFGAm's bumper cars during Fright Fest. Never got to ride them (line too long) but they boarded up all wall cutouts making it a dark environment.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 9:25 PM

crombiedude11 said:Would you consider "Haybaler" at GL enclosed? It is but most matterhorns are indoors...

Not technically indoors as it isn't fully closed in except during Fright Fest under Six Flags they would close up the windows with black plastic and add lighting and strobe lights. It was the best time to ride it.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 10:44 PM

Audioslaved said:

Like thrillerman said or was trying to say Twist and Shout at SFOG,


Actually no I wasn't referring to Twist and Shout, since that's a much newer install at SFOG in the dome where the Chevy show used to be. I was referring to the Drunken Barrels ride (although not enclosed) which has LONG been gone from the Lickskillet section. Might need to go back and reread my post for it to make contextual sense. Anyway, Twist and Shout is an enclosed Scrambler...pretty good effects inside it too.


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Thursday, May 3, 2007 11:52 PM

thrillerman1 said:
Great thread!

"Little Deuce Coupe" was the name of the enclosed Intamin Drunken Barrel ride at OL. Originally it was an outside ride named "Disc Jockey" (IIRC), but when the area got a makeover it was enclosed and renamed.

It's really too bad we don't see this type of flat being installed now because it was great family fun. Similar but different from a conventional tea cup ride in that the whole table would raise to about a 45 degree angle while the ride was in motion. Insanely fun! I believe SFStL still has their version boarded up (WHY???), and the only other one I ever rode was at SFOG in the Lickskillet section.

"Cyclone Sam's" at WOF...best enclosed Wipeout award!


OMG! I was about to mention that ride. I loved that one at Opryland! It was so simple but it was so much more fun in the building. I remember getting thrown around a few times though lol.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 12:46 AM
Mamoosh's avatar I remember when Knotts first renovated the Boardwalk area and had an indoor flat ride right were the queue for Plunge is now. Not knowing what it was before getting in line I remember hearing people scream from inside the building and was excited that it might be something unique and different. Imagine my disapointment when I entered the building to find...

...a scrambler! D'oh!

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Friday, May 4, 2007 8:41 AM
More Photos! Exterior of Little Deuce Coupe, and click on the image at the bottom to see how it looked as an outdoor ride. Ah memories!

http://www.thrillhunter.com/LittleDeuceCoupe.html

Thrillerman - King's Island also had Drunken Barrels. You may recall the Brady Bunch taking them for a spin with "the plans" and they left Alice on the ride, or something like that. There are pics on one of the KI fan sites, though i can't recall which one.

To Mamoosh's point, it does add another level of excitement when a ride is enclosed. I remember my first ride on the LDC, not knowing anything about the ride and being so very excited and yet nervous all at the same time.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 10:15 AM
Ah memories...Yeah Coasterfreaky can you remember the "wonderful" aroma wafting over from the deer petting area while riding Disc Jockey? ;)
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Friday, May 4, 2007 10:33 AM
That's funny, but no I never rode it as The Disc Jocky, only as LDC...sigh. My friend that I would go to Opryland with always had an issue with the smell of LDC and would often get sick from the smell when we'd ride it. I can't explain it, but it kind of had a musty - basement-like smell to it. ;)

This reminds me of how we used to ride it. The main turntable would go clockwise if I remember correctly, so at the beginning of the ride we would spin our barrel clockwise also. As soon as we felt the floor stop rising, we would quickly turn our barrel counter-clockwise and that would give this unusual sensation of going twice as fast. Oh what I wouldn't give to ride that again!!

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Friday, May 4, 2007 10:39 AM
crazy horse's avatar Myrtle beach pavilion had a scrambler inside as well. I cant remember the name of it though. It was inside of a dome shaped building.

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Friday, May 4, 2007 12:16 PM
Back in the 70s Kennywood had their Scrambler enclosed also. It was called Space Odyssey and used the music from the film. The room was painted black and they used chaser and strobe lights during the ride. Definitely made the ride more fun being in the dark!
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