World's first Sky Chaser ride?

Thursday, February 21, 2002 7:21 PM
WW/EV, near Seattle, is getting one, among other things.
Anyone know what type of ride this is?*** This post was edited by Robocoaster on 2/22/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by Robocoaster on 2/22/2002. ***

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Thursday, February 21, 2002 8:35 PM
The announcement was made today.  And yes, the a Zamperla Sky Chaser is part of that expansion.  Unfortunately, Zamperla's website doesn't even mention the ride, so I only can give you the park's description: "wild, sky-high kites that swing riders in a facedown flying experience."  They're calling it "The Hang Glider" if that helps you to picture it at all.  :-)

 

-Nate

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Thursday, February 21, 2002 8:59 PM
Sounds like a very high off the ground (like a HUSS Condor) Kite Flyer to me...
lata,
jeremy
--who just finished talking to a gorgeous woman with similar goals, who LOVES coasters and has a child under 54 inches...does life get any better? :)
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Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:32 PM
Coasterdude, I appreciate the help. Can't seem to locate the announcement, where might I find it?
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Friday, February 22, 2002 3:39 AM
I don't know where he found the article, but Adam Sandy posted it to RollerCoasterTalk.  You can see that post here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RollerCoasterTalk/message/6074  .

 

-Nate

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Friday, February 22, 2002 12:57 PM
If it is like what you are describing I rode one at our carnival last year! It was fun! (You can lay facing down or up)
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Friday, February 22, 2002 1:40 PM
If it's what I think it is you lay on your stomach and there are three people across and the car looks kind of like a hang-glider.  You go up and down and around in circles.  It's a really fun flat ride
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Friday, February 22, 2002 1:49 PM
If you're into coaster history (not like me ;)) but at least moderately interested, Adam's site is amazing!  He's a frequent poster on URC...and look out for these Zamperla rides, great flats, lots of intensity....
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Friday, February 22, 2002 3:00 PM
I think BGW has one. It was brown I remember that. I dont remember the name casue it was last year in July when I went.

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Friday, February 22, 2002 8:34 PM
It turns out the "world's first" used to describe the Hang Glider refers to it being the first one of it's type installed in a park. I have ridden one of these before (if it's what I think it is). Has the same ride pattern as a paratrooper. In fact, perhaps the park refurbished the existing paratrooper there.

Is there typically much difference between a ride's portable model and one installed in a park?

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