PTC Cuddle-Up

Friday, August 17, 2001 6:59 PM
I've been to PTC's website and I saw that they still offer to manufacture Cuddle-Up and Crazy Daisy rides. As far as I know there are no Cuddle-Ups operating anymore, so why havn't any parks had them built in recent years? I'd think that parks like Knoebels and Kennywood would be more than willing to have a classic ride like that re-introduced if they could. So why hasn't there been any produced? Also does anyone know of anyplace online to find pictures of old Cuddle-Up rides? I can't seem to find any.
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Friday, August 17, 2001 8:11 PM
What's PTC's website?
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Friday, August 17, 2001 8:35 PM
http://www.aimsintl.org/phtobcoa.htm
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Monday, August 20, 2001 7:09 AM
There's a crazy dazy still in opertation at Blackpool UK. It somewhat smaller than it used to be with only 2 or 3 discs left, but its still there!!!

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 8/20/2001. ***

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Monday, August 20, 2001 7:17 AM
Actually there are a few of the Crazy Dazy's left

1) Stricker's Grove - Ross, OH

2) Knoebel's Amusement Resort - Elysburg, PA

3) Seabreeze - Rochester, NY

Any others?

Even though there is no wheel in which to spin the cup yourself, the general design of the ride assures that you get spinning pretty good.  I always find these rides mesmerizing to watch the cups switch 'saucers'.

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Monday, August 20, 2001 7:26 AM
This summer, I rode a Crazy Dazy for the first time at Stricker's Grove. I loved the ride. It ranks among my favorite flat rides (I have a thing for old, hard to find rides).

What exactly is a Cuddle Up? Numerous books on old and/or defunct amusement parks always mention these but they never give a good description or even show a picture.

*** This post was edited by millrace on 8/20/2001. ***

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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:43 AM
The Cuddle-Up, from what I have heard is the deluxe version of the Crazy Dazy. While the Crazy Dazy has 2 suacers holding 2-3 cups each, the Cuddle Up is a big ride with 4 turntables. Eventually your cup will travel to all 4 tables on a cuddle-up. In fact the design of the cuddle up would appear to give more spin action as you have more sudden changes of direction. An oddity to note on a Cuddle Up is that your cup won't travel to every concievable point, but there are in effect 2 sets of cups which move in opposite directions around different 'tracks' around the 4 turntables.

Once on RRC some math geek figured out how many cups you could have on the full 4 turntable version. On the smaller 2 table version it's 5.

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