Fading favorite flat rides

Monday, March 5, 2007 8:50 PM
Isn't that ride being removed for the Flying Aces this year?
Monday, March 5, 2007 8:59 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Ah yes, that's the Trinado I take it.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Monday, March 5, 2007 9:09 PM
Mamoosh's avatar ...which looked hella-cool but was kinda boring once experienced. Had it only spun faster and went vertical! ;)
Monday, March 5, 2007 10:32 PM
^ still not as disappointing as not operating the only time I was there. :(
Monday, March 5, 2007 11:03 PM
Mamoosh's avatar True dat ;-)
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 9:50 AM
rollergator's avatar Wonder if there's any chance of Trinado going elsewhere? Did LOOK cool (from the midway, which is also as close as I got to riding, LOL). Kinda doubtful it would get re-installed at another park in the "chain"...really SOUNDS like it was a maintenance nightmare.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 9:52 AM
I doubt it will come back, although Kennywood does have a habit of bringing old rides back from time to time. Doesn't Cedar Point have one of those things?
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 9:53 AM
I think it probably was a maintenance nightmare. I've been to Idlewild several times and have never seen it operating.

Wasn't that ride originally destined for Kennywood but it was somehow diverted to Idlewild?

Cedar Point has a Troika which looks sort of similar from a distance. *** Edited 3/6/2007 2:54:10 PM UTC by millrace***

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:09 AM
Aren't we talking about Troikas?

Come to think of it, I have never seen one running... Idlewild or Cedar Point, or wherever else I've been where there was one at the park.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 10:23 AM
Mamoosh's avatar No Rob...we're talking about the Huss Tri-Star [called Trinado] at Idlewild, as seen here.

*** Edited 3/6/2007 3:24:03 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 11:27 AM
Ah ok... gotcha. I guess Tri-Stars and Troikas kinda look the same when they're not running (which is how I've always seen both)?
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 1:33 PM
Go to KD Rob, their Troika called Triple Spin is almost always running. Of course, I think they bought it new as well in 2003 (?). It's a fairly mellow and relaxing ride. King's Island also has an older Troika called Shake, Rattle, and Roll in front of Vortex. *** Edited 3/6/2007 6:48:15 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 2:17 PM
Not sure why I missed those rides... thanks!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 6:24 PM
You are all missing one very rare, and very rough ride. The ever incredible, CHANCE TURBO!! We had one at Maple Leaf Village Park for the last 4 years it was open. I operated the ride (along with every other ride in the park) many many times, but only rode it once (only wanted to ride it once, it was enough) It was an incredible ride, and we had people from all over the world come to our park just to ride the Turbo. MLVP had a collection of older rides, including an older Magles Kiddie Whip, a Mack Car Carousel, the Turbo, and the first Chance Wipeout in Canada (which went to the CNE in late august of our final year) We also had the biggest ferris wheel in the western himisphere (yes, bigger than the one at Darien Lake) I was the last person to operate the Giant Wheel in revenue service. I worked there for 4 years, and i must admit, it was quite possibly the best job i ever had. Out doors, met lotsa people (a few girlfriends) and had a lot of fun. Alas, it's the Casino parking lot now, and there's a new ferris wheel on Clifton Hill. How times change.

Ken Jones Jr.

Niagara Falls, Ont.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 11:50 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I've ridden a Chance Turbo. It was the only ride to best the midway champ: Zipper.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 12:13 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Ohhhhh the ZIPPER! :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 4:00 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^Those things are almost as SICK as the Skydivers!

Gotta love 'em. :)


Wednesday, March 7, 2007 7:56 AM
There's also the Radar, a turbo with ferris wheel seats instead of those M&M pods. I've always wondered what that would be like.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 9:00 AM
The Tri-Star DID run at Kennywood (I think only for one season, though) before going to Idlewild. I liked the ride, but it seemed a bit out of place at Idlewild.

Zippers are evil (in a good way).

Two other favorites of mine, that I haven't seen in the States at all, are the Waltzer (sort of an oversized, wild Tilt-a-Whirl) and the Tagada (a circular ride with a bench seat facing inwards. NO restraints. It spins up and "bounces", throwing you around.) There's video floating around of me on one of those getting thrown every which way at Oktoberfest -- I loved it. I didn't dare try standing in the middle on the one I was riding (see the pics I linked to)

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 9:47 AM
Anyone else rode the Magnum that travels with Americana Amuesments? SFNO had one called Catwomans whip.

Way too few of those out there and they are capacity monsters. Also staff monsters as you dare not get in and out of one without a staff member holding the tub. I learned the hard way.

Chuck, who rode one when it was at the Ohio State Fair a few years back, A cross between a scrambler, Tilt and a Chaos.


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