^Yeah thank goodness at least the SCBB survived. Personally, I would have rather had FV remain open than what's become of the nearby big park that caused it's closure. FV had 10 times the charm, theming and atmosphere than that other park, which is now nothing more than a giant souless Paramount billboard.
I remember the Gravitron at Myrtle Beach (which as enclosed, with AC, strobe lights, and heavy metal music) was one of the most intense flat rides I have ever experienced to date. Dunno if it was manually operated but........WOW!
Is it still there? Brian? Anyone? It's been 14 years since I have been to MB so I have no clue.
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Both Family Kingdom and the Pavilion had Gravitrons, Tina, so I'll take a guess and say yeah, it's still there. Neither were "enclosed" beyond normal, and I only rode the one at the Pavilion...due to an over-extended nap session, time was limited at Family Kingdom (still got a bonus lap on Pistoleros though)....;)
If you call an on-off button manual control, yeah a Gravitron is. They are supposed to have a run program i.e. a timer, but I've yet to see one actually used. I've seen digital egg timers on the operators station. I haven't been one since.
geneticfreak said: The Flyers at Knoebels can be sped up by the operator. We were treated to back to back rides that were a little faster than normal. One guy in our group managed to hit a tree branch.