What parks have this ride? It seems like the Zipper only shows up at carnivals. Why don't parks like Cedar Point and PKI have one. After all, isn't this the best carnival ride anywhere?
Also, is it possible to pass out on this ride if too many tight revolutions are made consecutively? I once rode with someone and we rocked the car so much we ended up doing about 15 revolutions consecutively. We did so many spins I started to freak out a little thinking the car would never stop spinning. Of course, I stopped trying to rock the car after about 10 revolutions.
It just seems like it's posible to get on such a roll that you could end up blacking out from all the tight spins.
Maybe a lot of major parks don't have them for the reason you described. The only one I know of is at Lesourdsville Lake next to Serpent. I can't even see these operating at a park like PKI or CP. They don't seem like their style for some reason.
I think the reason we don't see Zippers at amusement parks is simply because they are *ugly* rides. Don't get me wrong, I think they're the best of the older flat rides, but they look very much like neighborhood carnival material. The flat rides you see at parks (usually) look very nice, and keep the mechanical parts hidden.
Tell me the Zipper is the best flat out there after you've ridden a Mondial Topscan. ;)
It is all the rage on a 'carnival' ride, which is what parks try to avaoid. They are trailer mount, and the exposed tires do not help the lack of 'attraction'.
They are also subject to intense inspection in several states, which is why they are not all over. Chance desigend a larger modern version a few years ago, but, well, a Zipper is a Zipper. A 'Fair' ride. Litterally.
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