Last of a kind rides.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000 12:24 AM
What rides are still operating that are the last of there kind left? At SFGAm they have the Whizzer: last Schwartkopf speed racer coaster, The SkyWhirl: last triple ferris wheel. What other rides are out there that no other place has them running? *** This post was edited by Chitown on 5/10/2000. ***
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 1:58 AM
There is only two racing derbys.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 4:59 AM
With enough research, this could be a lengthy list! Good topic!!

Off the top of my head, I can only think of a few..

Noah's Ark @ Kennywood (although I hear there is another at BPB in Great Britain)

Whip @ Kennywood (I could be wrong here...)

If you caught the special "Great Old Amusement Parks" I think there are several other rides mentioned that are the "last of their kind"

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Neil
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 2:25 PM
There are many Whips at parks. But don't forget the Kangaroo and Turtle at Kennywood. I believe Leap the Dips At Lakemont Park is the last side friction coaster in the US and Canada.

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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebles,Dorney
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 3:12 PM
how is the ride on a side friction rc different than a woodie
my only knowledge of these things is from RCT
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 3:56 PM
there are no under carriage wheels on a side friction. the cars only have wheels that run on the "wooden" track and wheels on the side of the car that hit off "wooden" guide rails. No big drops on this or steep hills. It's rather slow too about 10 mph or so. So basicly if it had steep drops and bunny hills it would fly off the track.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 4:03 PM
Kennywood's Noah's Ark is the only one left in America, there are two in Britain at Freedomland and BPB.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 5:53 PM
Kennywood has a ton of cool old rides. That old boat dark ride is so old is smells like a grandma's basement! ;) That park has more character than any other I've been to.

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Jeff
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 6:08 PM
Are there any rides like the giant wheel at Heshey, or the Turkish Twist at Canobie Lake?

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Get Caught by the Cat!
at Hersheypark
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 8:47 PM
the "tilt-a-whirl" from Poor Jack Amusements.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000 10:30 PM
Let's not forget some of the rides at LaSourdsville Lake (a.k.a. Americana) Amusement Park. I don't know them from the top of my head, but I'm sure that they have some. Do any of you know?

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THE BEASTmaster
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Thursday, May 11, 2000 4:03 PM

How many Rotors are left? Hershey had one until a few years ago. That was the only one i've ever ridden.
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Parks hit for 2000!
PKD,BGW,Knoebles,Dorney
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Thursday, May 11, 2000 4:22 PM
SFMM still has their Rotor near the Goldrusher, and I think I remeber hearing SFOT still has one.

Although not the last of their kind, two rides that are becoming very scarce are the Parachute drop rides and the gondola/sky rides. KBF just removed their Parachute drop and PGA is the last big park out here on the West Coast that still has their skyride. Hope the parks back East that still have these rides keep em, I love these rides, even if they aren't the most thrilling!
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Thursday, May 11, 2000 4:58 PM
I think that SFGAd still has a parachute drop and Disney's California Advendenture (DCA) is getting a pair of drops for their paradise pier section of the park.
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Friday, May 12, 2000 6:56 AM
Has SFGAd removed their Skyride? It does indeed have a parachute drop. There is an abandoned parachute drop at Coney Island NY. There is talk from time to time about restoring it.
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Friday, May 12, 2000 4:45 PM
Turkish Twist is a rotor.


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Get Caught by the Cat!
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Wednesday, May 24, 2000 5:38 AM
The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island is a 250' Ferris Wheel with SWINGING cars. It's been there since the 1920's and is still a great ride.

When they closed down Steeplechase park in the 1960's they sold the Horse Race roller coaster to someplace in England. That was a cool ride where you sat on one of 6 horses and raced up and down hills and around a building. You really had to hang on for dear life.
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Friday, May 3, 2002 6:01 PM
There are a lot of rotors, theres a problem going around about them and Six Flags

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Friday, May 3, 2002 6:19 PM
Conneaut Lake has one of 3 remaining Tumble Bug rides.

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Friday, May 3, 2002 6:30 PM
SFAW has one of the few remaining Flywheel Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loopers. It also has the only Togo Pipeline in the coninent, and the only Intamin Stand-up in the U.S. AW is one of the few parks with a sky-ride left I think.

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