The "Rotor Man" at Geauga Lake resorted to the Douple Loop after the Rotor was removed by Six Flags. He needed a new ride and the Double Loop became the ride he rode all day. I can remember that guy being there in the early '90s on the Rotor, so he was there for YEARS and YEARS. He was kinda creepy because when the Rotor would stop, he would hold the door open while half hiding behind it and have this crooked smile on his face. He would also look down at the floor and not make any eye contact with riders as everyone would shuffle off and a new group would enter. He was obviously mentally challenged, my guess would be autistic, but I'm no doctor! *** Edited 6/9/2008 3:11:28 AM UTC by Skyrocket1***
To the best of my knowledge, he didn't stay at GL very long after Rotor was taken out. At some point, (maybe when CF took over) the park stopped allowing re-rides and he left to devote his time to Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park. I'd be curious to see if he decides to go somewhere else. Maybe Waldameer. *** Edited 6/9/2008 12:05:51 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
Conneaut Lake Park has been closed down for two years or so now. I thought the reason "Rotor Man" was at Geauga Lake was because he lived really close to the park and either walked or got dropped off there. I highly doubt he could drive since he was obviously mentally challenged.
No, I'm fairly certain he drove himself. He spoke about different ways he would go to the park and what the best way was. I talked to him at Conneaut. That's where I actualy met him. I remember him from GL as a kid, but never talked to him. He didn't mention Double Loop, but did say something about rerides. Real nice guy. *** Edited 6/10/2008 10:23:43 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
I am actually glad that someone made a topic about Rotors. Growing up and going to Kings Island with my family, this was one of my favorite rides along with the Baryern Curve and Tumble Bug. Just plain fun family rides. I feel slightly more educated when I come here as I had no idea of the different types, manufacturers and even rides that aren't technically a Rotor, but deliver the same kind of experience.
On a personal note, I could have lived without the bickering posts and I skipped a crap ton, just so I could read the comments about the real topic at hand.
Just looked at an aerial pic of LC...if I'm seeing correctly, the Disk-O looks right around where the Rotor used to sit...not remembering them having a Disk-O lends that idea some credibility. Reminds me - been too long since I've dashed boulders.
You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)