Ok, if you look at their site it shows a banner at the top for their "mega drop" free fall tower called Drop Zone. Can't paramount sue them for using their name on a similar ride? Or is it just the logo that is trademark.
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D'oh! I knew there was another company who made a similar ride - I just couldn't put my finger on it! If this is the one from Great Adventure, it is a Nauta Bussink version. Information from the real manufacture can be found here (just click on rides, than Evoulution). Sorry about that :).
No this gives a completely different ride than an enterprise from what i have seen. You face outward of the spinning wheel, not forward. So when it starts to spin, the gondolas swing out like enterprise, but you are looking at the sky. When the arm rotates to the top and it continues to spin, you are looking down at the ground from quite some distance. It seems like the spinning takes a pause at the top like the condors do. Maybe someone who got the rare chance to ride this ride in New Jersey can say more.
So it is confirmed to go in the spot previously home to the Great Escape Arcade? That's odd...I mean, it seems like out of all the arcades, the Great Escape would be the one to keep. (Other than the ones that were renovated last year) Oh well. Also, it doesn't seem like that space would be big enough for this large of a ride...do you think they may take out some paths on the other side of the Great Escape to make room? Just wondering...
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My *guesstimation* is that it will operate better in Missouri for one simple reason....they need it to. In NJ there were SO many other flats that a *tempermental* one could be left alone and not be a big deal. If it goes somewhere where they need flats, then they'll make sure it works. As with the other rides that are "testy" AND moving, what better time to do a maintenance *overhaul*.....Guess I already sorta said it, but *to the best of my knowledge* this IS the N-B model from Joisey....
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