Mega-Whirl (formerly Mega-Whip) premiering at Coney Island this summer

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 5:06 PM

I know that there is a thread about the Mega-Whip from a while back but I couldn't find it. Anyways - the Mega-Whirl (by Gordon Rides and Larson) will be premiering this summer at Coney Island opening on Memorial Day weekend - I am very excited to finally try this.

http://amusingthezillion.com/2012/05/01/megawhirl-ride-prototype-to-debut-in-coney-island/

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:06 PM

Each car should come equipped with a barf bag dispenser, or else that ride is going to be down a lot. Looks like a fun concept, but I'm not sure if I could handle a cycle.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:34 PM
rollergator's avatar

It's a Tilt-a-Whip-Dazy! Three rides in one! :~)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:22 PM
Vater's avatar

Pretty cool, I remember seeing the concept renderings on the Gordon Rides site a while back. I remember thinking it was the only practical concept on the site, too; the others I'm not convinced will ever see the light of day.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:23 PM
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No hills? Wouldnt it be more fun with a couple of small hills and go faster?


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Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:16 PM

Surprising news. I am amusing the CAI got an exclusive on it. New Whalom talked to Larson about the ride and was told it would not be available for 2 more years. they also refused to make a traditional Oval whip version.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 7:01 AM

MRCEagle said:

Surprising news. I am amusing the CAI got an exclusive on it. New Whalom talked to Larson about the ride and was told it would not be available for 2 more years. they also refused to make a traditional Oval whip version.

CAI did not get the ride - it is going on the lot in front of the Screamzone which is being billed as the "Brooklyn Festival New Steeplechase Park" - this is a private operator who has leased land from Thor Equities (ie the evil Joe Sitt).

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Friday, May 4, 2012 7:17 AM

That looks cool, and I'd ride it if I was over there and it wasn't too exorbitantly priced like the Jersey ride piers. I wouldn't make a special trip.

But is it me, or the video speed, or does this ride seem to move fairly slow for its type?


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