Friday, January 13, 2006 4:52 AM
I recently saw a photo of the new Star Flyer (going into Magical Midway
) being topped off over at Screamscape. It was also reported that the ride has opened... can anyone confirm this, and if you happened to ride it, how was it?
The Magical Midway site references the ride in their armband deals, and Screamscape says single ride tickets are available too.
I am just really excited that a US park finally built one as it looks like an insane ride :)
Friday, January 13, 2006 8:53 AM
I will be on that side of Orlando on Monday for interviews. I will check it out if No one has by Sunday. I will let you know!
Friday, January 13, 2006 10:00 AM
I should be stopping by IoA on Monday myself on the way home from DBH (and I guess I'll visit family in the Lauderdale area, LOL)...
Losing Katanga was a bummer, but this would MORE than make up for it...although I have a hard time believing that it could open THAT soon after construction.
Either way, someone remind me to take some video... ;)
Friday, January 13, 2006 10:38 AM
That thing must have been built pretty quickly. At the end of November, there was no sign of anything going on at the park (at least from what I could see from I-Drive). I can't wait to get back to Orlando and give it a try- those things look absolutely insane!
Jeffrey R Smith
Friday, January 13, 2006 1:15 PM
Any links so I can see what the excitment is all about? The park site has no pictures!
Friday, January 13, 2006 1:19 PM
Google is your friend, Jeffrey. Query "star flyer ride," and .01 seconds later, pictures!
Friday, January 13, 2006 2:07 PM
I like the look of the Prater ride. I wouldn't say it looks "nostalgic" but interesting nonetheless.
Friday, January 13, 2006 5:25 PM
I've ridden both the Prater one and the portable model owned by Goetzke (the latter about half an hour ago). They're interesting rides - not really extreme in any way - but a lot of fun.
Friday, January 13, 2006 8:05 PM
I'd love to ride this with flying scooters instead of chairs.
Jeffrey R Smith
Friday, January 13, 2006 8:43 PM
They look great! Thanks Richard!
Friday, January 13, 2006 8:55 PM
I second trillerman1. As flying scooters this ride would be interesting.
Friday, January 13, 2006 10:14 PM
^ After seeing and experiencing the Carowinds flyers (formerly PKI) many times... I can safely say that any person who would attempt to attach that ride to a tower this tall would be INSANE. The structure would have to be HUGE to support the forces that ride would create on a tower that high. On ACE night the ride operations supervisor was beside himself watching us snap, almost making us stop. It was actually quite frightening standing in line next to the thing.
Imagines snapping at the top of that tower.... holy crap.
Saturday, January 14, 2006 3:26 AM
I ended up going to Orlando today on a 'spur of the monent' type of deal and got to ride it. The sign said $7 per ride but they made me pay $10 :-/ AWESOME ride!! While it doesn't look to intimidating, you can get a few "oh sh**" moments. On top of the ride, we had some pretty killer cross winds going. Kinda reminded me a lot of the sensation when you snap flying scooters...
I'll try to post some photos later.
Sorry for the quality, as you can tell it was an ugly day in Orlando.
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