Ride Manufacturers

Wednesday, October 16, 2002 1:56 PM

Ok, I was trying to make a list of all the rollercoaster and flat ride manufacturers. I have some, but I'm wondering if I've forgot some.

I have so far:

B&M, Intamin, S&S, Gravity Group, Custom Coaster, Vekoma, Giovanola, Morgan Manufacturing, Arrow, Larson, Zamperla, Huss, L&H Systems, Hafema, and thats all.

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Six Flags Jazzland!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2:15 PM
Lots more than that.
Look under contributor:

http://www.rcdb.com/coastersearch.htm
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TOGO!
Vekoma!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2:20 PM
And that's only the ones that make roller coasters, I'm affraid of how long your list would be with the ones the only make flat rides.

Look at the companies listed in the rides section. http://www.iaapaorlando.com/plsearchformcats.wcs

Those are the ones exhibiting at IAAPA.

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After being cancelled more times than I can count with one finger, the main event of my summer o-three:
5 people vs. 15 parks & 103 costers and counting

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2:23 PM

In alphabetical order: Arrow Dynamics, Bolliger & Mabillard, Chance-Morgan, Custom Coasters International, Fabbri, Gerstlauer, Great Coasters International, G-Tec, Huss Rides, Intamin AG, Intamin Ride Trade, KMG, Mack Rides, Mondial, Nauta Bussink, Pax, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Pinfari, Premier Rides, Reverchon, Rollercoaster Corporation of America, S&S Power, Schwarzkopf, Setpoint, Togo International, Vekoma Ride Manufacturing and Zamperla.

I don't know how complete i got it - feel free to add to it.

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The Other Siebert

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:00 PM
Don`t forget Eli Bridge, maker of the ever popular Scrmabler!

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Coney Island (Cincinnati) ride operator

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 3:58 PM
The Eyerly Aircraft Company made rides, such as the spider and, I believe, all of those ...-o-plane rides.

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Big Bucks, No Whammies, and Stop.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 4:05 PM

And lets not forget about Zierer, which i believe is now out of bsiness.

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So you believe that you are studying us, then kindly explain why you are the ones trapped in your seats.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 6:52 PM

Zierer is still very much in business. Someone has to be making HW's Wave Swinger right??? ;)

They have a big ad on the inside cover of this months Funworld magazine.

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I hear a train a comin'
Comin' round the bend :P
TR2k3....GET READY!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:13 PM

Chris, is HW's really a Zierer? The picture of HallowSwings on their website left doubt in my mind, but for my money they are the REAL swing sets.

bill, adding that the CoasterWorks! DBH is still a FINE ride...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:31 PM

Zamperla manufacture's their own version of wave swinger which is marketed usually under the name flying carousel.

Of course Zierer made the original version and they also offer a larger version,although most are standard 48 passenger models,has anyone ever ridden one of their 64 passenger models? I saw it on the zierer website and that thing is huge.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:34 PM

I'm almost positive it's a Zierer. I will ask the wise Paula just to make sure

Zierer filed the German equivilant to Chapter 11 bankruptcy to get protection from their creditors. Now, they are basically back to where they were before the money troubles.

Gator, of course DBH is still a good ride, GCI retracked a bunch of it this year ;)

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I hear a train a comin'
Comin' round the bend :P
TR2k3....GET READY!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:24 PM

What about CoasterWorks! I think they're still making wooden coasters. And didn't Togo merge with Premier? I think I read that somewhere. Premier does offer a Pipeline too, and the pic on their site looks like one from an old Togo.

http://www.premier-rides.com/ridesdex.html

Here is a pretty complete manufacterers:

http://www.coastergallery.com/Manu.html

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:16 PM
The Hallowswings wil be made by Zamperla
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Thursday, October 17, 2002 7:29 AM

Yeah,a funny thing on why Zierer filed for chapter 11 protection was because most parks were no longer buying the classic family oriented thrill rides such as wave swinger as well as various other Zierer flats,instead the trend has been for parks to buy the outright thrillers by Huss & Zamperla to provide the parks with more of an intense thrillride & less of a family ride experience so without a demand by the market for their products Zierer was almost forced out of business.

As for the wave swinger itself,nearly every park already has one,with exception of a few parks here & there so soon I expect that there won't be much of a market left for this classic family thriller as far as new installations go.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 7:57 AM

Other than the Wave Swinger, Zierer's next best contribution IMO is the awesome Jaguar! Happy to see the ACE newsletter giving proper recognition to this UNIQUE ride....it's a cool, funky ride, intersects Monte's loop, gives an overview of the park, is nicely themed, etc. Why DON'T other parks get something like that?

Raptor may rule the nighttime sky over CP, but Jaguar! delivers KBF in a way other rides just can't match...ZIERER!

To the best of my knowledge, haven't been on a Zamperla Swingset, just Chance and Zierer....

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 8:53 AM
Kneobles has a Zamperla swinger.

Ironic that Zeirer has had financial problems..they did work with Six Flags, ya know....

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:04 AM

Guess I missed the one at KG, jp.....must've been preoccupied with my first PowerSurge, the Skooters, the Carousel, Phoenix, Twister, the train ride, the Phlyers, etc., etc. Downdraft did make me a bit queasy, though... Oh, and the Birch Beer...we gotta get back to Knoebels! Wishing I could've ridden the Spiral Slide...

edit: the best-named shoot-the-chutes ANYWHERE, maybe we'll get to ride at next PPP if global warming continues...;)

As far as working with SF, it DOES seem to be a double-edged sword...

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 10:12 AM
Here in coaster deficient Portland,Oregon we have a small coaster manufacturer called Miler Coaster Inc. I have had the priviledge of meeting Fred Miler, owner and designer of Miler Coaster. I watched the Casino Pier Star Jet coaster and Wild Island Wildcat coaster being built and tested. It was quite a thrill to see a coaster operate for the first time after being built.

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Lets' save the Vancouver PNE Coaster before its'too late!

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:01 AM
Didn't Miler coaster Inc manufacture the Taxi jam coasters found at most of the paramount parks,or was that Zamperla?
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Thursday, October 17, 2002 2:57 PM

rollergator said:
"Other than the Wave Swinger, Zierer's next best contribution IMO is the awesome Jaguar!
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I like the Zierer kiddies a lot more than the Vekoma Rollerskaters (which I don't find all that great). Those long trains make me laugh. :)
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Zierer!

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