Saturday, August 24, 2002 5:54 PM
I was just thinking (dont worry, I dont do it too often) about "family" flat rides that have water effects and I of course thought of One Fish Two Fish at IOA. Then that lead me to the tangent (please NO MORE MATH JOKES!) that "Dumbo" type rides seem to be lacking outside of Disney properties. In fact I can only think of two: "Fish" @ IOA and some ride @ HERSHEYPARK (name escapes me starship somthing?). Are there any others? Disney seems to think that they are great (like every park has a version) so why not other chains/parks?
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:26 PM
The Aladdin ride at MK, is essentially a deifferently themed Dumbo, with camels that squirt you. Or One Fish with carpets instead of Fish. I know that doesn't answer your question really, but whatever.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:46 PM
Well, for one thing, the ride is boring as hell, so I'm glad not a lot of parks have them outside of WDW.
For another, WDW has about 5 variations of the ride on property. It gets quite annoying to see the same ride themed differently everywhere.
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Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:47 PM
Kennywood has a spin around dumbo ride in kiddieland.
Saturday, August 24, 2002 6:51 PM
The Great Escape has one called get this Jumbo.
Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:15 AM
There's one at Canobie Lake Park. I don't remember the name though.
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:38 AM
Well, here in the UK, we are certainly not lacking in them! Most small and big parks here have versions, though sometimes not quite on the same scale.
The most similar is at Chessington World of Adventures, where the "Flying Jumbo's" feature... Despite being the same size as the Disney ride, they have the annoying feature of only getting half-height if there is an adult on board! Cheaper Hydrholics I suppose...
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 7:31 AM
Don't forget the Astro Orbiters at the Magic Kingdom.
I recall Dorney Park had one by Little Lazer.
Sunday, August 25, 2002 11:09 AM
Let me attempt the Dumbo style rides Disney has, I'll through in the Astro Orbiter's for kicks, this is only in the US, I know BOTH Paris parks have them, and the Japan parks probibly do to.
Dumbo, Astro Orbiter, DCA has a charswing, but dunno if that should count, but Golden Zepher, is a lot like a Dumbo ride.
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Sunday, August 25, 2002 11:32 AM
Canobie Lake has Mini Dinos which is basically the same thing.
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Monday, August 26, 2002 12:09 AM
Knoebel's has a Dumbo-like ride, exect it doesn't have water effects.
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Monday, August 26, 2002 10:00 AM
Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho has one.I took my grandaughter on it while I was taking a break from the coasters.No water effects on it,though.Nature was providing the water effects at the time as it was raining.
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Monday, August 26, 2002 10:45 AM
Here's an obscure one, Bushkill Park has a "Flying Elephant" ride. Not sure how similar it is to Disney's though, never rode it at Disney.
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