Alrighty, I've searched all of Wikipedia trying to find this carnival ride from when I was a wee lad. I'm wondering if you guys can help me. I'll try my best to describe the ride because I can't find any pictures of it.
The ride itself looks like a Ring of Fire flatride with a train traveling along a circular track, but instead of being circular, the track is bent into an oval (or a squoval). The track itself also rotates along the X axis. So as the train travels around the track, the track itself spins horizontally.
Anyone remember this ride or know the name?
That would have been a Hi Roller. Lots of fun, but a heck of a tight squeeze into the car with a friend.
YES! Funny that's exactly what I remember...how there was no room to move in the car
They're painful but fun.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
You would also be wise to ride with a partner, as you would slam side-to-side without one. The Hi-Roller, built by Larson (Ring of Fire, Modern Flying Scooters) is still found in traveling carnivals.
There are things you need not do in life. The Hi-Roller is one of those things.
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I took one look at one of these at the Florida State Fair about ten years ago and said NO WAY. lol
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