Lake Compounce Top Spin Question

Sunday, June 1, 2003 10:31 AM
As many of you know, the Top Spin ride from Lake Compounce was moved to Kennywood (my home park) this year and reopened as King Kahuna. Many of the riders were disappointed to find that the park is running a very short program that consists of 1-3 spins, a swing back and forth, and the finishing dive.

Can anyone that has ridden or seen this ride at LC describe the program(s) that it ran there? I would like to know if this program is typical for this ride, or if Kennywood has just decided on using short and boring programs.

Thanks!

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online
"We find that people don't pay any attention to what's underneath the ride."--SFMM Rep discussing Scream! as quoted in AT

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Sunday, June 1, 2003 10:34 AM
Yeah good question, because the way the King Kahuna is running now...it should be re-located to Kiddieland!

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Kennywood Boulevard

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Sunday, June 1, 2003 11:40 AM
Im a team member at Lake Compounce.. We always were able to run a variety of programs... The operator of the ride was free to choose from about 4 or 5 different programs.
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Sunday, June 1, 2003 11:50 AM
Could you describe the elements of some of these programs?

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online
"We find that people don't pay any attention to what's underneath the ride."--SFMM Rep discussing Scream! as quoted in AT

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Sunday, June 1, 2003 1:16 PM
The one at SFDL im pretty sure has 8 different settings, 8 being the highest. Today it was running like crazy, giving us 3 rounds.

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Sunday, June 1, 2003 2:00 PM
I remember one where it would do like 5 flips in the air and thats the entire program.. there was another one were if there was enough weight in the gondola it would do the finishing dive but it would flip over at the end.. The others were just random and I dont remember. I think the coolest thing about that ride is that when it is a maintence type mode.. they can make it do just about anything...
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