Sunday, July 29, 2001 4:05 PM
I saw an update to the Schwarzkopf tribute site, and a ride I remember from when I was young, called 'Trip to Mars' from Fun Forest in Seattle, was on it. Has anyone else gone on this? I went on it everytime I went, as I used to live in Seattle. It was by far my favorite ride at the park, the only coaster they had was an old Galaxi. But to find out that this ride was made by Schwarzkopf blows my mind, since I had no real idea who he was at the time!
This dark ride/mini coaster had small two person cars that were electrically powered. It had multiple levels, and pretty much involved a bunch of hairpin turns into strange horrific mannequins that would light up(like most dark rides). After a while there was a dip outside near the top. I loved this ride so much! Anyone know what happened to it, or if any still exist?
here is a link http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/ESfahrt-zum-marsGF.htm
*** This post was edited by djansi on 7/29/2001. ***
Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:48 PM
Wow! I have never heard of that! Sounds sweet! Why are all fo the cool dark rides disappearing?*sigh*
Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:17 PM
OOOOH! When I was like 4 years old, that ride was at our fair. There was this cool metal guy standing outside of it too. I hope our fair has it this year. :)
Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:18 PM
From your description, and that picture, I think I understand what you're talking about. If I'm not mistaken, there is something exactly like that at Conneaut Lake Park. It used to be called the Devil's Den, but new owners changed the name to Dr. Something's Wild Ride. Great ride though. It's famous for it's notorious "Gum Wall."
Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:39 PM
That would be Dr. Moriarity's Wild Ride at Conneaut lake Park. From what I understand, they've since found the original signage and things and have changed the name back to Devil's Den.
i could be wrong, that's just what i've been told.