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Acoustic Viscosity said:Hexentanz (Witch's Dance)http://www.flatrides.com/Ride%20Index/ZiererTampico2.jpg
Hands off my ride, you.... ;) LOL!
edit: Canobie is the only other US park with a *fully FUNctional* Caterpillar... :)
*** Edited 2/26/2007 10:35:52 PM UTC by rollergator***
Also, last year Conneaut Lake did a nice restoration on their Tempest which they call Witches Stew. This is a wonderful family friendly flat with just enough G-forces to add some excitement. Hopefully this park will be able to open again this season and run their classic rides.
My 2 favorite flats have to be Zipper and Crazy Dance/Break Dance/Street Dancer. I haven't rode the Crazy Dance/Break Dance/Street Dancer in so long! I wish I could find one. The only one I know of near me is at SFKK but its always down! I get to ride Zipper all the time at the County Fair and it never gets old lol.
Ditto on the Reverchon Explorer. Very cool flat ride. They usually bring one in when the IX Indoor Amusement Park comes to town in April.
FlyingScooter, GL still has its Spider but they call it Black Squid now. It's over on the WWK side of the park.
Two more neat flats are the Huss TriStar, which Idlewild (Trinado) just took out for their new flyers and the Mack Sea Storm.
I have a question about one I saw at Beech Bend Scat 2. What exactly does this one do??? lol it looks so weird and unsafe.
See for yourself! Here is a clip I took of Beech Bend's Scat 2 back in Sept '06. I had to compress it a good bit to upload it so the quality is so-so. You'll get the idea though.
All of these are family rides that people of many ages and heights canenjoy together.
Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!
SFA has both an Octopus (the Rodeo) and a Tilt. Gonna give 'em both a spin on Opening Day.
The Rodeo is a Huss Breakdance. But yes, the park does have an Octopus--a modern version that allows for simultaneous loading. The Tilt (Tilt-a-Whirl) is one of the oldest rides at SFA, going back to Wild Word days.
Once that car starts spinning in circles at your sucked-up against the back wall, it just shows you how the old classics still work.
(Don't you love the alliteration?) I was reading the "O-Planes" post, and got to thinking about some of the flat rides that I love that I don't see much of anymore. (Don't think I've ever ridden an "O-Plane".)
One of my favorites-- the Tilt-A-Whirl. One of the best memories of my childhood was going to a little-bitty carnival with my best friend and riding the TAW over and over and over... We heckled the ride op, and he responded (at least we thought at the time) by putting that puppy into overdrive. We spun so much, so fast, that the word went by in a blur. And I KNOW we got extra-long rides, too. What fun. I know some parks still have them, but none near me.
Cat (feeling nostalgic) Purrson
I'd go with the the old traveling carnival type Tilt-A-Whirl as well. The old gas powered ones could really scream and a good operator could crack the throttle just right and you would spin the entire ride.
I also think that Scramblers were much better when they were gas powered.
"Heavily medicated for your safety!"
Rocky Point was known for their Shore Dinner Hall where they served Chowder & Clamcakes. When you left the hall and went into the park, the Spider was one of the first rides you saw. They had to install a hose right at the ride and you couldn't walk by without seeing the operator hosing Chowder & Clamcakes off the ground at least once a visit. You would walk by and laugh every time, too!
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
The only Skydiver I've ridden was the one that HAD been at Silverwood. MIGHT that be the same one at Blue Diamond (since it's no longer running in Idaho)?
I thought I recalled someone saying Camden has one...had one?
Lakemont has lousy operations... ;)
^ P.S. That was a joke - if you don't *get* it, you need to read the other thread! :)
A really well-run Mangels whip is a thing of beauty. So are the OLD carousels. Could NOT believe the number of Eli Bridge Wheels and Scramblers in Ohio and PA. Totally sick....share the wealth already, LOL. Should also mention a good powerful Triple Spin.
EDIT: Looked it up, it was a Bayern Kurve. It rocked. *** Edited 2/27/2007 7:09:30 AM UTC by Vincent Greene***
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