Sidewinder is a Moser or Mosier, this is taken from the Adventureland website:
In 2004 a ride called the "Sidewinder" was added to Adventureland. The "Sidewinder" is a giant pendulum that pivots back and forth 240 degrees, swinging riders over 6 stories into the sky on a rotating platform that revolves 360 degrees. The "Sidewinder" was engineered and designed by Mosier Rides of Italy especially for Adventureland Park
While none of the frisbee-type rides I've ridden have been bad, I think Zamperla's is my least favorite of them all. It has the usual crappy Zamperla restraints which causes a lot of discomfort while riding. The Moser sidewinder is decent, but its intensity is in the spinning, not the swinging, so it can be very dizzying. I thought it was even more dizzying than a Huss frisbee.
Neither of these rides come close to the Huss Giant Frisbee or the KMG Afterburner.
Look at the pic on Knoebels site, then look at the one on the Zamperla site. The one on the Knoebels site has more connection points out to the seats then the one on the Zamperla version. It could just be a redesign too.
That oberservation comes from playing too much Megatouch on my nights out!:)
While I was at Martin's Fantasy Island this summer I saw the Zamperla version in action. I was going to ride it until I saw it running. The support have a very funky shake and wobble to them while the ride is in motion. They just looked like they moved too much for their own good. I love Zamperla rides too, just not that one. *** Edited 11/24/2004 6:41:30 PM UTC by coasterpunk***