Iron Eagle @ SFA...

Thursday, December 26, 2002 5:09 PM

I've only been to the park once (Aug. 2001), and plan to go back this year, since it's only about 2 1/2 hrs from me. i was wondering, who made the Iron Eagle ride there? I've never seen one before i had went there. I wanted to ride, but it was down that afternoon when we went to ride, and since my friend and I wanted to get all the coasters in, we only rode a few flats. any info would be helpful. thanx in advance...:)

-----------------
----------
hmmmm. can't think of one, sorry :)

+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 5:14 PM
Zamperla makes it. They make the Flying Carosel (sp?) ride too. I really like it, its interesting.
+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 6:21 PM

It's called the Roto Shake by Zamperla. There are only 2 that I know of in the States: SFA and Mall of America. There are 2 others in Japan, as well as the prototype in Italy, according to this site (I think), but that's all the info I have.

I don't find Iron Eagle a particularly pleasant ride. It's a bit painful as well as nauseating. But then again, I was never a huge fan of flat rides, save a few...

-----------------
-Vater
Track Record: 117

+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:19 PM
Knotts Berry farm has one as well, the Hammerhead. It's a beautiful ride, but (to me) slow and painful. :(
+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:21 PM

Vater said:

It's called the Roto Shake by Zamperla. There are only 2 that I know of in the States: SFA and Mall of America. There are 2 others in Japan, as well as the prototype in Italy, according to this site (I think), but that's all the info I have.

I don't find Iron Eagle a particularly pleasant ride. It's a bit painful as well as nauseating. But then again, I was never a huge fan of flat rides, save a few...



The first one built in America you left out...tsk tsk tsk (Knott's HammerHead)

+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:38 PM
The main problem with The Iron Eagle is that the thigh restraints cut off the circulation to your legs. Once this summer I made them reopen all the restraints because mine had come down too far. And there is that thing of all the blood rushing to your head as you swing upside down, especially at the bottom of the arm's swing. As far as bang for your buck, so to speak, the Iron Eagle has a long program—about 5 minutes. It's a lot more fun to watch than to ride.
-------------
Prodigy's Back and I-Fan is a happy camper! "Baby's Got a Temper"--single and video banned worldwide.
+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:41 PM
Agreed. I actually don't have a huge problem with the restraints, the ride is just too darn *slow* to be any fun! The falling into the restraints (and hanging in them) becomes extremely uncomfortable. There are certainly a hundred better modern flats out there.
+0
Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:55 PM
One more thing...How could you not know who made the Iron Eagle? There's a "Made by Zamperla" stamp in really big letters dead center on the arch that holds the seats. And if you ride it, it's printed on the back of every seat. No one will ever accuse Zamperla of being shy about putting their logo on their products.
-------------
Prodigy's Back and I-Fan is a happy camper! "Baby's Got a Temper"--single and video banned worldwide.
+0
Friday, December 27, 2002 8:58 AM

Intamin Fan said:
One more thing...How could you not know who made the Iron Eagle? There's a "Made by Zamperla" stamp in really big letters dead center on the arch that holds the seats. And if you ride it, it's printed on the back of every seat. No one will ever accuse Zamperla of being shy about putting their logo on their products.


well, seeing as how i stated in my post that i never RODE Iron Eagle, then that should answer the question, i never went over and looked at it to see that. besides, that was over a year ago, and i don't really remember what the ride had written on it. i only saw it as i walked by. i had to get up the momentum to want to ride, as it looked rather uncomfortable, and when we went to ride, we could see that it was shut down...

-----------------
----------
hmmmm. can't think of one, sorry :)

+0
Friday, December 27, 2002 11:55 AM
I was just giving you a hard time. As I said, Zamperla really isn't very shy about plastering their logo everywhere on their rides. TS, was it necessary to use the quote feature when my post was right above?
-------------
Prodigy's Back and I-Fan is a happy camper! "Baby's Got a Temper"--single and video banned worldwide.
+0
Saturday, December 28, 2002 11:35 AM
i like the quote button ;). no hard feelings, i was just stating the obvious. anyhow, thanx everyone for the info!!

-----------------
----------
hmmmm. can't think of one, sorry :)

+0
Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:00 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
The first one built in America you left out...tsk tsk tsk (Knott's HammerHead)


How dare I...

-----------------
-Vater
Track Record: 117

+0
Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:14 PM
This like my favorite flatride other than the Beserker @ PKD. I dont have any problems with it, but the slow loading times. It's awesome!
+0
Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:24 PM
Vekoma isn't shy either! ;)

-----------------
Säubern Sie mit Milch? ;)

+0
Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:30 PM
i never took the time to ride Berserker this year @ PKD, but i've been on Frenzoid @ Carowinds (Same thing). i'm gonna make it my first flat this year when i hit PKD, though, cause i wanted to ride, but it got in the way of my coaster course

-----------------
Sdrawkcab siht daer ot emit eht koot yllautca uoy?

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...