OnRideCentral.com interviews Bob Dean of HUSS Rides

Posted Friday, July 19, 2002 4:49 AM | Contributed by Brett Stevens

OnRideCentral.com has just posted a very detailed interview with the Vice President of North American Sales with HUSS Rides, Bob Dean. Dean talks about the past, present, and future of the company in this in-depth interview, while giving hints at future ride projects and talking about HUSS's past.

Link: On Ride Central

Friday, July 19, 2002 5:19 AM

Could area-51 at CP be the first "Land Of The Giants"? The Huss site shows approx 4.6 acres on the site plan. How big is area-51?

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Friday, July 19, 2002 5:44 AM

Thrillopolis was suposed to get a Land of Giant, don't know what's happening with that now.

And the Dive Bomber, what kind of ride could that be? Sounds like some big drops is involved.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 5:57 AM

Beer ! hahaha :) Sounds like a cool guy. Can't wait for the first US Land of the Giants to open. I hope it's in the Midwest somewhere !

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Friday, July 19, 2002 6:27 AM
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Funny that the Breakdance is their biggest selling ride. I've honestly never even seen one that I can think of!

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Friday, July 19, 2002 6:45 AM
We live on 5 acres and I can tell you that Area 51 isn't near 4.6 acres.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:36 AM
Bob Dean is a great guy. I have talked with him before about Projects involving MWM World. He is very forthcoming and willing to help

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:50 AM

Well, somebody is interested in the whole Land of the Giants thing. I wonder who it is.

Beer! lol

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Cedar Point vs. SFMM-like 15 isnt enough?

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:59 AM

It would be a great attraction for Moss Pier Amusement Park, but it's very expensive.

But who knows;)

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Friday, July 19, 2002 8:21 AM

Huss Might add a new attraction to CP next year but it will not go in Area-52.

OSHA Inspecting X Today. I Hope It Reopens (sorry, a little off the subject)

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Friday, July 19, 2002 9:06 AM
The fair that comes through my town has a breakdance.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 10:09 AM

On the German fair circuit I believe that a Breakdance is somewhat the equivalent of a scrambler in the US (not in ride but in the fact that almost all fairs have them). It is kind of the same way with the Top Spin. I’ve heard stories of Germans on vacation going to American Fairs and just laughing at the crude rides. German fairs are more like portable amusement parks than fairs.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 10:23 AM
Drew-
You got that right. There are probably 45-55 traveling Break Dances in Germany. Top Spins, while not quite as common, are quite prevelant, too. Off the top of my head the parks with Break Dances are Astroland (best one!), SFGAdv, SFNE and SFKK, I am sure there are a few more. The German fairs are also different because almost all sport an independent midway (like Texas or Minnesota State Fairs here). There are few actual carnivals, simply families that own a ride or two. In addition, the DOT laws here prevent some rides from being road legal, while much bigger ones travel Germany on flatbeds.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 10:39 AM
Hmmmm I wanna see pictures of Dive Bomber, could work well in a military themed area at a park! Also, it says the Giant Frisbee is availble for 2002 deliver so obviously someone is getting one PKI maybe.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 3:48 PM
What type of HUSS ride is it with the big circular car that rocks back and forth and spins at the same time.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 4:00 PM

That would be a Huss Frisbee:

http://www.hussrides.com/54ClassicFrisbee.htm

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:33 PM
Hmm, I wonder where that Jump2 is going.... :)
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Friday, July 19, 2002 9:59 PM

I don't know if I buy the reliability thing. I work at SFEG, and to the best of my knowledge we have 4 Huss rides. The are a Breakdance (Hollywood and Vine), Troika (Troika), Rainbow (Rainbow), and Top Spin (Shake, Rattle, and Roll) Currently only Rainbow is operational. Maybe we are just unlucky, but currently I don't have a lot of faith in Huss rides.

p.s. We do have a swinging ship that is working, but I am not sure if it is a Huss model or not.

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 8:49 AM
SeaDragon is made by Chance. I really think we just hit some bad luck with our Huss rides, they should be reopening soon. It just takes awhile to get parts from Germany.

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Sunday, July 21, 2002 3:49 PM
stoogemanmoe's avatar Jeff, the BreakDance when at fairs back in the middle 90's was a really hot ride, they have loud music, fog, strobe lights, colored lights and are just a really fun ride. The video that Huss has on their sight doesn't do the ride justice.

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