Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:09 PM
Hey, I was wondering what everybody thought was the best park for flat rides? Does anybody know which has the most?
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:49 PM
Have you checked the Flat Ride Buzz website? Just kidding :-) I really have no idea, but am guessing someplace out East.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 3:02 PM
Six Flags New England has a ton, including a Chance Chaos, Huss Topspin, Vekoma Airjumper, Chance Invertor (I think), a Ripcord-type ride, Huss Frisbee, and a couple of others. They also have an S&S Tower Complex if you call that a flat ride.

King's Island has a nice amount, including the Giant Frisbee, Drop Zone, Giant Indoor Topspin, Flyers, and a few others.

Paramount's Canada's Wonderland seems to have a great selection including A Mondial Topscan, Huss Jump (it is a Jump 3 or something...), A Topspin like ride with two carts, and a bunch of others.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 3:07 PM
Kennywood has quite a few such as Flying Carpet, Kangaroo, Swing Around, Wave Swinger, and Musik Express.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 3:43 PM
Another park that has a good selection is SFMW. I remember the flat rides just as good as I remember Medusa... ;) Well sorta
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:48 PM
Ah yes, how could I forget KW. In addition to the above, they also have an Enterprise, Topspin, Whip, Pirate Ship, Zamperla Hawk 48, Bayern Curve, Chance Wipeout, and Turtle. So, that's thirteen flats, not to mention the kiddie rides, some of which can be ridden by adults, such as the Zamperla Crazy Bus (themed to a Trolley).

How about Knoebels? Flying Carpet, Swings, Power Surge, Downdraft, Music Express, Teacups, Paratrooper, Roto Jets, Flyer, Galleon (Pirate Ship), Satellite, Merry Mixer (Scrambler), Rock n' Tug (yes, adults can ride), Tilt A Whirl, Super Roundup, Balloon Race. So, again not including kiddie rides (ok, so the Rock n' Tug and Balloon Race are grey areas), that makes sixteen.

Dorney Park isn't too shabby either: Topspin, Whip, Joker (Huss Rainbow-like ride), Enterprise, Scrambler, Monster, Musik Express, Sea Dragon (Pirate Ship), Apollo 2000 (Huss Swing Around), Hawk 48, Chance/Morgan Revolution, Skyscraper (upcharge). That makes twelve, again leaving out the kiddie rides.

If you have questions about any of the above mentioned rides, I urge you to visit the Flat Joint.com (could someone else provide the link, please). *** Edited 5/29/2004 8:56:53 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:58 PM
Ah yes, how could I forget KW. In addition to the above, they also have an Enterprise, Topspin, Whip, Pirate Ship, Zamperla Hawk 48, Bayern Curve, Chance Wipeout, and Turtle. So, that's thirteen flats, not to mention the kiddie rides, some of which can be ridden by adults, such as the Zamperla Crazy Bus (themed to a Trolley).

How about Knoebels? Flying Carpet, Swings, Power Surge, Downdraft, Music Express, Teacups, Paratrooper, Roto Jets, Flyer, Galleon (Pirate Ship), Satellite, Merry Mixer (Scrambler), Rock n' Tug (yes, adults can ride), Tilt A Whirl, Super Roundup, Balloon Race. So, again not including kiddie rides (ok, so the Rock n' Tug and Balloon Race are grey areas), that makes sixteen.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:58 PM
Thanks for the info guys.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:31 PM
SFNO also has a great selection, but I'm too lazy to list them all.
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:38 PM
sfstl might not have the most...but a pretty good selection.

Heres what i can think of: Nauta Bussnik Baily Evolution, Schwarzkoph Enterprise, viking, rotor, magic carpet, scrambler, skycoaster, slingshot, yo-yo, bumper cars. (plus 5 more if you count kiddie rides) So theres 15. *** Edited 5/29/2004 10:45:56 PM UTC by Devin***

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:41 PM
Best topics? hhmm
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Saturday, May 29, 2004 8:04 PM

Willh51 said:


Paramount's Canada's Wonderland seems to have a great selection including A Mondial Topscan, Huss Jump (it is a Jump 3 or something...), A Topspin like ride with two carts, and a bunch of others.


They are, respectively, a Huss Jump^2 and a Mondial Splashover.

Six Flags Great Adventure used to have a great collection of flats after the '99 season, with the Huss Frisbee, Breakdance, Top Spin and Jump, as well as the Nauta Bussink Evolution and Intamin Space Shuttle. Unfortunately, most of those rides have since been removed or are inoperable.

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 8:41 PM
PCW has some great flat rides.

Although the Huss Jump2 is a bit too tame. It looks cool, but just isn't that intense. Plus it only has one program, and after a couple cylces you memorize the order.

Cliffhanger(Mondial Splash Over) is a great ride. Just like a Huss Top Spin, except you get soaked by a curtain of water. That's a ride you get drenched on.

Psyclone(Mondial Giant frisbee) is similar to Delerium I've been told. Although I haven't been at the park when it's been running.

Shockwave(mondial topscan) is another great ride. Although it's a bit of a nut-buster.

Then they have a handful of other rides. Including Jet Scream which is an inverting pirate ship type ride. *** Edited 5/30/2004 12:41:15 AM UTC by Carnage***

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Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:47 PM
La Ronde has a nice collection! By manufactuer:

Huss: Top Spin, Breakdance, Swinging Ship, Disco Round, Condor

Zamperla: Discovery (Afterburner clone), Hawk 24, Tea cups, Flying Carousel, Balloon Race.

Mack: Sea Storm ride

Heinz Fahtz: hydraulic driven paratrooper

RDC: new style bumper cars

Vekoma: Ferris Wheel

S&S Power: a rough and small Space Shot

Its make 13 for La Ronde! That is not counting the ferris wheel and Space Shot. But... we lost a few of them in the last few years! The old Reverchon Bumper Cars as well the really, really old Carousel were replaced by the Zamperla Wild Mouse, the Zierer Flying Carpet was replaced by the new Bumper Cars. In 2000, the town of montreal (then owner of the park) removed the fun Reverchon Himalaya type ride and replaced it by... a concrete pad.

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Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:33 AM
Many of the above have some great flat rides, but my personal favorite for flat rides is adventureland in Iowa. They have a mixture of old flats (Der Flinger, Tea Cups and Tilt-A-Whirl), and the more modern flats like Sidewinder, The Mixer, Space Shot and Inverter. They have it all.
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Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:04 AM
I always thought that Thorpe Park and Drayton Manor Park had really good flats. I'm kind of partial to the more high tech rides. I also agree with alot of you with PCW. They have awsome flats. If only Valleyfair! could get some more. Mabye next year! *** Edited 5/30/2004 3:05:10 PM UTC by Steel Venom07***
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Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:34 AM
Hands-Down... Paramount Canada's Wonderland has the most & largest collection of flats that are all fairly modern. They also offer the greatest variety of almost any park. From the newest Huss & Mondail rides to the older Huss & Intamins

BUT... that doesn't mean that they are the best. That's all in the eye of the beholder. Kennywood has some great classic flats from the olden days, but what's better? The old or the new? How about both?

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Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:26 PM
Folks, come on all of those parks have great flats but you are forgeting about Orlando/Anheim area! Universal/Disney has by far and away the best dark rides in the world. The Haunted Mansion, Spiderman, Pirates of the Carribean, and Tower of Terror are in a class all by themselves.

Dumb question after the fact: Dark rides are considered flats arent they (at least in the RCT world they do :)) *** Edited 5/31/2004 3:28:39 AM UTC by Touchdown***

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Sunday, May 30, 2004 11:29 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has a nice selection of flats from the 70s/80s. Nothing all that new, but it's still pretty good.
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Monday, May 31, 2004 3:35 PM
In my bias opinion not many seasonal parks even come close to the assortment of flat rides at Paramout Canada's Wonderland. I once viewed a PCW video that claimed "The Best Collection of... Flat Rides in the World." Oops! Who am I kidding? That was my video.

Regards,
Kevin Reid
www.PCWjunkies.com
Ultimate PCW Guide

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