Zamperla Volare coasters?

How are they? I've only heard negative things about these rides. They look like torture devices.
rollergator's avatar
^There's a reason for that look. "Hannibal Lecter-style restraints" are not really suitable for human consumption.

Honestly, the inversions themselves weren't that bad, the turns and hills left me wondering how Zamperla convinced people to buy them. No matter your opinions re: B&M vs. Vekoma flyers, these rank WAY lower. I've ridden them at SFEG, Rye, and....PCW. Now there is the park that had the goods to buy the B&M flyer and instead got...a really good collection of flats. ;)

Lord Gonchar's avatar
Real world responses can be found here.

Not just a cheap plug for my video. I really like reading the YouTube responses as they tend to come more from 'regular' people than the responses you find on enthusiast boards. Fun insight into what the GP thinks. :)

Hey thanks Gonch. Can do w/o the 'remix' track, but the sound of those Arrow-ish brakes gets my blood runnin fast! So, how is the ride?
Lord Gonchar's avatar
I dunno. Never been on one. :)

Oops! Thought that was ur vid :( Well, they look like hellish rides.
Lord Gonchar's avatar
It is my vid.

I don't qualify as a credit whore. I've photographed about 400 coasters and only ridden around 300.

I rode two coasters at PCW that day. (of the 13 they had at the time)

Mamoosh's avatar
You know I have a lot of respect for you, Gonch, but I have even more knowing you skipped the Volare. Good man! ;)
Well, I think it sucks. Enthusiasts think it sucks and from skipping some of the Youtube poetry, it seems that the majority thinks that it indeed sucks.
Volares hurt, possibly even more than SLCs.

Good thing there are none of either on my latest credit whoring expedition...

One B&M, one Schwarzkopf, one Intamin, and half a dozen more. Guess the country :)


PCW's was my first and last

I hear it isn't so bad if you avoid the outer seats.

Of course, I was hearing this while riding from a gal sitting in the 'correct' position. OW! Thanks for the advice!

(PCW and EG victim)

NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

beast7369's avatar
Oddly enough the Volare at Rye was rather fun for me. Not as smooth as a B&M or Vekoma but still fun.

I guess it's one of those coasters that sounds like a really fun idea, looks like a really fun idea on the drawing table, even looks like a really fun idea when it actually is a finished construction, but doesn't live up to the fun when you're on it.
I think there's a legacy to this type of ride.

airtime for everyone
I've ridden the Volare at Rye Playland on teo separate occasions. Not awful but far from fun. To put it in perspective it's better than Morey's old RC-48, which is quite possibly the worst coaster I've ever ridden.
rollergator's avatar
^The old Windstorm at Rye was pretty awful too. I remember *something wrong* with the trains/restraints....was that the one the featured headrests?

"Far from fun" is pretty acurate, IMO. "Credit lap" is the phrase that came into play on all of them, no rerides necessary.

ApolloAndy's avatar
I rode rye's. Not much fun, but not terribly uncomfortable.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

matt.'s avatar
Did the one at Rye. Worst steel coaster I've ever ridden.
They are an interesting bread of ride. The lift hill is kinda cool but the ride itself is more like riding a coaster that has square corners. I found the ride was rather rough in a slamming you around kind of way. I talked to some that said Ryes was the worst of several out there. I thought Ryes just doesnt have enough overall track length to make the ride flow well as the corners are very tight and there is no room for element transisions. Over all this is a ride it once, twice if I really didnt get enough the first time.

I think of the ride this way, its a flying mouse ride.

I thought all Volares are the same?

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