Wednesday, August 17, 2005 4:53 PM
The Texas State Fair has released ride information and the new star attraction is something I've never heard of. It's called the Scorpion. The web site says that "three arms stretch outward and upward as 21 gondolas rotate at varying speeds to strobe lights and loud music." Does anyone know what kind of ride this is? I'd really like to know because due to my blindness I can't see the nameplates. I like to get an idea of the ride before I go on it. Any help would be great. And I'll post a review of the ride when I go.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 4:57 PM
*** Edited 8/17/2005 8:57:39 PM UTC by Colin Fisher***
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:22 PM
Looks a lot like the Troika at CP. If so, it's not a bad ride, but it falls into the "spin n' puke" category if it's a long program.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:24 PM
Runs like a Troika, too, but it was built by Tivoli, if I remember correctly. So it's a bit smaller than a Troika, but it's the same general idea.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:26 PM
Thanks man. Should have known TFJ would have had it.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:49 PM
Working link here
Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:37 AM
Technical information about this ride can also be found here: