Rotor rides still in operation?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 5:48 PM
^ Thanks UC.

I remember seeing a TR somewhere with a picture of the coaster and there was a Rotor literally right next to it. Nice to see some parks still have one. It's a one-of-a-kind ride.

Sunday, June 8, 2008 2:43 PM
Does anyone remember the rotor guy at Geauga Lake???? He used to hide behind the entrance door and ride the rotor all day???

I remember I saw him on the Double Loop once, it was mind blowing. *** Edited 6/8/2008 6:44:11 PM UTC by d_port_12E***

Sunday, June 8, 2008 11:09 PM
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***
Sunday, June 8, 2008 11:21 PM
He was completely harmless. I wish on my best day I was as happy as Rotor Man.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 12:10 AM
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Rotor Man! Rotor Man! Rides it over and over again.
Rotor Man! Rotor Man! Spinning and happy as can be.
Look Out! It's the Rotor Man......

Monday, June 9, 2008 8:04 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar 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***

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Monday, June 9, 2008 11:57 AM
^^Thanks, Moosh. Now I can't get it out of my head. ;)

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Monday, June 9, 2008 2:21 PM
Well since someone mentioned Adventureland, I can vouch their's still works (since it is my home park).

There are always people on it so that is a good thing heh.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 4:02 PM
rollergator's avatar ^I loved the Silly Silo! Now THAT is the kind of naming/theming you can get at a local independent park... :)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:10 PM
"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."

Are you for real on this?? If I goto Conneaut I might be able to see him??

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:40 PM
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.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:22 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar 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***

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:35 PM

Not to resurrect a nine year old topic - but here in 2017, is Finnish Fling at Worlds of Fun the only Chance Rotor left in the US now?

Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:48 PM

The rotor at Frontier City is still listed on their website.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:44 PM

Canobie's Turkish Twist.
Sylvan Beach's G-Force Rotor
And I think the one at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup still shows up.

In addition to WoF and Frontier, those may be it.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:22 PM
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Does Compounce still have theirs? It's been a few years, but I remember taking a few rides on that during their late fall nights.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:44 PM

There are lots of them on this side of the pond.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:47 PM

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:02 PM

Compounce lost theirs to... something. The Screamin Swing? Something.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:31 PM
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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.

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