Posted Monday, August 8, 2005 11:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff
The Orlando inventor of two of the theme park industry's most unusual and successful rides --the Skycoaster and the SkyVenture wind tunnel -- is finishing up the engineering work at his Sand Lake Road workshop on his newest design, the Unicoaster roller coaster. The ride has Ferris wheel-type seats, which are suspended from an axle that's turned by a large revolving wheel moving along the track. Each wheel can be s different color with different lighting and designs, creating a visually attractive kinetic sculpture as the ride operates. Daring riders also can spin their own wheels while in motion to do a forward somersault.