Friday, February 2, 2001 4:14 PM
Correct me If I am wrong,Isn't Noah's Ark at Kennywood the only Noah's Ark ride stil in operation?It is a must ride when I go to Kennywood.What's everyone else think?
Friday, February 2, 2001 4:46 PM
There's one at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK. I believe the ones at Kennywood and BPB are the only two. The parks also have the few remaining Turtle Chase rides, and the Whip.
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Friday, February 2, 2001 8:32 PM
At one time Noah's Arks were quite popular. They were built originally by the Noah's Ark Co. The partners in the begining were Wm. F. Mangels (of Whip and carousel fame) and Wm. H. Dentzel(the carousel builder). After Dentzel's passing in 1928 the assets of his firm were acquired by Philadelphia Tobbogan Co. I'm not sure if they continued the partnership with Mangels. They may have sold out to Mangels or another party, I'm not completely sure at this time. Whoever was the successors were,they were the ones who furnished the plans for the one at Kennywood. If I recall, the internal machinery of the Ark has Mangels makers plates on it.
It has been changed several times over the last 45 years. Some of these changes were to help keep it popular, some were to improve capacity, while others were to keep it in compliance with fire codes. But it's still Noah's Ark!
Friday, February 2, 2001 8:37 PM
What does Noahs Ark do???
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Saturday, February 3, 2001 1:46 AM
It is a cool walk through fun house that rocks back and forth while your walking through it.
Saturday, February 3, 2001 4:08 AM
I guess I missed that one :( at kennywood.
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Saturday, February 3, 2001 5:16 AM
Noah's Ark at Kennywood is one of the best funhouses around! Built atop Mt. Ararat in 1936, the most popular feature were the air jets that blew the skirts up of the unsuspecting female guests. It was completely remodeled in 1996. Some of the current features is a mine shaft elevator and water chamber gone horribly wrong, bouncing and shifting floors, dark walk-thoughs all while the ark is rocking back and forth to the tune of the ominous fog horn, thus compromising your sense of balance!
The ark used to be a common attraction in parks around the world, but there are now only a few left.
Saturday, February 3, 2001 11:17 AM
There are 2 in England. One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and I think the other is at Southport Pleasureland.
Monday, February 5, 2001 9:55 AM
I remember hearing that this ride, at one time, was the subject of a boycott by conservative christian groups.
Monday, February 5, 2001 1:15 PM
That ride at Kennywood was pretty fun, I was like "wow". It was fairly long. I would definatly suggest you go on it if you have the chance.
Monday, February 5, 2001 1:42 PM
Agent Johnson said:
"There are 2 in England. One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and I think the other is at Southport Pleasureland."
I believe the one at SouthPort Pleasureland is not there anyone according to some reports I have heard, so noe offically only the ones at BlackPool and KennyWood are the only ones left in the world. I could be wrong, but I was fairly positive I heard about this