O.K. I screwed up and had these pics on "private". They are now of public viewing. I snapped a couple shots of this ride.
Anyway, I was at a festival in Hoffman Estates, Ill, and the carnival at this festival had a wild looking ride that I believe can be found in some amusement parks. Its 150ft tall and pulls 3 G's(According to the sign).
What is this ride called and who is the manufacturer? I would have ridden it but they wanted 8 tickets to get on this thing.
Maddie, you can actually tell it's the Zamperla model from those pics....wow, color me impressed.
I've only been on Katanga, but I think I'll get a shot at the Dania Beach one soon. Anyone know whether that's a GravityWorks or a Turbo-Force? Also, how does the Zamperla model compare in terms of ride experience... ------------------ It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....
Gator: The one at Boomer's by the DBH is a GravityWorks Skyscraper, and one of the most instense! The wind blowing in off the ocean makes for a more exciting ride. At the bottom of the arm, you are facing inland, so you are facing the ocen while upside-down at the top. If the wind is blowing enough, it will hold you upside down for a LONG time before you flip back over near the bottom.
I rode the Zamperla model at the IAAPA show a couple years back. It wasn't as intense, but we had a good ride because of the back-to-back seating. I rode with another adult, an the other side was loaded with some young girls. We got a lot of insane flipping, and when we stopped at the top, our weight caused us to be faacing down.
-Matt ------------------ I-4: The scariest ride in all of Orlando!
I rode that ("Skyscraper") at Dorney park last Friday. Its a great ride and all but i don't know if i would trust them riding since they take the cars and the arms apart. I'm scared to ride the ferris wheels and ring of fire and the zipper thing because they take it apart. I still ride them but there is always the threat of having the car fall. We see more and more rides that are in theme parks in carnivals now a day. Like this ride but also in PA there was a carnival at Centry 3 mall. It had "the claw" looked like this and had a tower drop ride shown here. And the zipper show here. In Europe they have Eurostar shown here and here. They even have water rides in some. Log flume here. Would you ride some of these?