Portable Rides

Friday, August 30, 2002 5:10 AM

Well, construction is complete, and tomorrow several citizens of Schaumburg will be attending Septemberfest! The main ride is a Chance Inverter.Then there's a new attraction called the "After Burner" and I think it's a Mondial ride. It has a circle of inside facing inverted seats, the circle rotates, and the entire circle swings. Any information on this? We also got rid of our Chance "Pharoh's Fury" (pretty bad ride). Anyone else having a festival in their town soon?

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Friday, August 30, 2002 5:19 AM
The After Burner is made by KMG.
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Friday, August 30, 2002 5:21 AM
Local fair is happening.

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Friday, August 30, 2002 5:49 AM

The York Interstate Fair in York, PA. Starts on Sept 6.

At this point there are a few trailers parked in the fair grounds. Two of them look like they belong to a dark ride. The only ride that is taking shape at this point looks like some mutated top spin called "Flip Out".

After an accident last year that resulted in the death of a young boy, I doubt if we will see the Flitzer coaster at the fair again. The death was big local news the morning of Sept 11 (the day after it happened) however the events that unfolded later that morning in NYC, DC, and Shenksville PA overshadowed this 'local' story (and in the grand scheme of things, rightly so).

Reithoffer Shows is the company that does the rides for this fair.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Friday, August 30, 2002 6:03 AM

Pugh Shows used to do our fair (Geauga Country Fair) but I am not sure when they went under and if they did it last year. I say bring Reithoffer over here as well (someone said somewhere that they have (had?) a second Flitzer coaster.

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*** This post was edited by bigkirby on 8/30/2002. ***

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Friday, August 30, 2002 7:22 AM
Big K: I had no idea you were from Geauga County. Im from Chesterland origanally. We should have lunch one day. Also, if you go to the GCF, let me know what rides they have, okay.

The GCF had several carnival companies over the years including Nolan.

*** This post was edited by john peck on 8/30/2002. ***

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Friday, August 30, 2002 7:27 AM
I rode a "pharoahs Fury" @ a carnival a month ago, and it wasnt that bad... but canobie lakes pirate ship is way better.

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Friday, August 30, 2002 7:37 AM
Wow, small world John :)

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Friday, August 30, 2002 8:40 AM

SLFAKE said:

At this point there are a few trailers parked in the fair grounds. Two of them look like they belong to a dark ride. The only ride that is taking shape at this point looks like some mutated top spin called "Flip Out".

Reithoffer Shows is the company that does the rides for this fair.



Flip 'N' Out!! Oh, I am envious. It's a Soriani and Moser Super-Loop On Top, which is now being marketed as the Wind Shear by Zamperla.

http://www.zamperlarides.com/main/wind.htm

That sometimes makes its way here, at the Nassau County Fair.

It's probably tied with the Top Scan as being the best flat ride I've ever seen.

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Friday, August 30, 2002 9:52 AM

Amusements of America is supplying the Geauga County Fair midway this season. I will be heading there tomorrow night, but I have a strange feeling we'll be seeing the following: A Chance flying Bobs, Wisdom Gravitron, Dartron Cliff Hanger, Zierer Wave Swinger, a Larson Ring of Fire, an Owen Trailers Mardi Gras Fun House, another walk-through fun house themed as a jungle, and a Chance Sky Wheel (which is a rare find these days). AoA had a small carnival set up in a KMart parking lot in Eastlake last weekend and those were the rides they had. I am going out on a limb and assuming those will be the rides we see at the Geauga County Fair. I am really hoping they bring their KMG AfterBurner..... but not getting my hopes up.

ray p.

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Friday, August 30, 2002 11:50 AM

Prog Ray mentioned the Afterburner. I mentioned above that the York Fair probably will not have Reithoffers Flitzer after last years accident. I just hope they have their Afterburner (named Wild Claw). I would love to see permanent versions of this ride at parks.

Oh, hey, I almost forgot... the great Fireman's Carnival of Dover PA starts tonight! Woooohoooo! With in walking distance from my house too.

The ride selection looks the same as always... an old fashioned ferriswheel (the bench seat type), a scrambler, a "Cobra" (you don't see these much anymore), a swing ride (smaller than the standard "YoYo"), not sure what it is called but a wheel type of ride where you are locked into these little cages and they spin around as the wheel spins (similar concept to a Zipper), and two or three kiddie rides. Not sure if they have the Loop-o-plane (close cousin to the Roll-o-Plane) this year... couldn't see it from the road.

We are talking about the height of cultural entertainment in Dover PA this week!

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 8/30/2002. ***

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Friday, August 30, 2002 3:24 PM
Actually ProgRay, I don't think A of A owns that Fireball. I think its the Texas company who also owns the Re-Mix (which we won't be seeing anywhere anytime soon)
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Friday, August 30, 2002 4:08 PM

Chernabog said:
Flip 'N' Out!! Oh, I am envious. It's a Soriani and Moser Super-Loop On Top, which is now being marketed as the Wind Shear by Zamperla.

Isn't that a Mondial Ride?

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Friday, August 30, 2002 6:06 PM

swimmerkev said:

Chernabog said:
Flip 'N' Out!! Oh, I am envious. It's a Soriani and Moser Super-Loop On Top, which is now being marketed as the Wind Shear by Zamperla.

Isn't that a Mondial Ride?



No, not to my knowledge. Mondial Markets the Roll Over and Splash Over, which are both similar to Top Spins, but offered separate, staggered seating arrangements.

Flip 'N' Out's signage mentioned Soriani and Moser by name, I think, or they're mentioned somewhere else on the ride, or in its control booth.

I'm not clear on when Zamperla started marketing Soriani and Moser rides, but the Wind Shear is just one of a few. They're also marketing the Top Star Tour.

Chris' site about the Flip 'N' Out may prove interesting:

http://members.aol.com/surfdancec/flipnout.htm

He's also my favorite Top Scan operator ;)

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Friday, August 30, 2002 8:04 PM
A skywheel and a ring of fire. I can live with that :)

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Friday, August 30, 2002 8:06 PM
It's been since 1984 when the Geauga County Fair last had a Sky Wheel isn't it?

BTW, AoA own a Allen Herchell Sky Wheel. Not a Chance SW.

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 9:44 AM
The Big E starts on September 3, and thats gonna' be the biggest joint on the East Coast!!! Can't wait, Ashanti, Mario, Usher, Sinbad, Mya, James Brown......

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 1:14 PM

Alright....gotta say here...James Brown is the DEAL...ok, on to other stuff...lots of park flat rides have trailer-mounted versions available for the traveling fairs circuits, etc.

Also, our office just picked up something that should prove VERY useful, if I'm lucky....a SERVER....I want to start a flat-ride database similar to rcdb, searchable, pics, etc. I can do the database side, and have enough programming to be able to set upsimple stuff, but I'm not really that knowledgeable in terms of being able to look at a flat and instantly ID it...I'm getting better, but am nowhere near where I'd need to be....whaddya think, would it be a good idea, is there anything out there that already serves that purpose, etc. I know about all the manufacturers sites (obviously)....just looking for input...

...at the very least, we''ll be able to post all these pics we have....and who knows, maybe some TRs would show up.....;) It COULD happen, ya know....

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 1:17 PM

http://wipeout.free.fr/index2.html

http://www.amusementrides.de/

Those are two sites that are similar to what you are describing. The first one being to better of the two (IMO).

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 9:45 PM

swimmerkev said:

Well, construction is complete, and tomorrow several citizens of Schaumburg will be attending Septemberfest! The main ride is a Chance Inverter.Then there's a new attraction called the "After Burner" and I think it's a Mondial ride. It has a circle of inside facing inverted seats, the circle rotates, and the entire circle swings. Any information on this? We also got rid of our Chance "Pharoh's Fury" (pretty bad ride). Anyone else having a festival in their town soon?



You park buffs need a little CARNY in you:

Afterburner- A 2 trailer spectacular built by Far Fabbri out of Italy, the first Fabbri version of this ride to enter the states. KMG of the Netherlands also builds a ride similar to this, most commonly refered to as the Feuer Ball/Fire Ball in the USA. The KMG is also a 2 trailer ride, but built a little bit diferent. The 2 trailers make up the base of this ride, with 2 towers mounted on each trailer making 4. The trailers have 2 water tanks which hold aprox. 5,000 gallons of water to balance the ride out. The cars, and center pole all rack on the 2 trailers along with the decking/fence/doghouse. The seats are detached from the center pole's hub with an impact wrench, and then moved around with a hydraulic cart. How does this compare to the Fabbri version? The Fabbri version is built off of 1 center trailer load (all 4 towers rack on this). Instead of having a water balast system, this ride is kept stable with 8 horse-shoe style weights at the feet of each tower (2 weights per tower leg). The cars, fence, doghouse, weights (and other items) all rack on a second 48' trailer. All of these parts are transfered to the second trailer via a nuckle boom crane mounted on the back of a International built Tractor. How does the ride expirence compare? They are both GREAT rides, but I believe the Far Fabbri built one is a bit faster.

Now, not to totally confuse you guys, but the actual prototypical name these rides are as follows:

KMG Afterburner: most shows retheme theirs to a Fire Ball

Far Fabbri Space Jam: All Star rethemed theirs to the After Burner.

As for the Pharaoh's Fury, no, they did not get rid of the ride. It is simply at a diferent location this week, along with the rest of All Star's rides.

Hope this helps, have fun at Septemberfest in Schaumburg!

PS: if you guys want to know more about carnivals, visit:

www.carnivalwarehouse.com

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