OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by moxi » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 01:56:01


Hello and TIA for any help -

We will be vacationing on the Jersey shore in May, and wonder if
anyone knows whether the Bulgy the Whale kiddie ride can be found
anywhere up and down the shore.  I believe there is a Bulgy at
Jenkinson's Pier in Point Pleasant Beach, & would appreciate
confirmation, & any other Bulgys that may still exist in the area.
Bulgy the Whale was my favorite ride in Ocean City, at Gillian's Fun
Deck (long gone), when I was a little one, and now with a kiddo of my
own I'm feeling nostalgic & hope Benjamin will enjoy that ride as much
as I did.

Thanks!

janet

 
 
 

OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Wolf » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 05:02:45

Quote:
> Hello and TIA for any help -

> We will be vacationing on the Jersey shore in May, and wonder if
> anyone knows whether the Bulgy the Whale kiddie ride can be found
> anywhere up and down the shore.  I believe there is a Bulgy at
> Jenkinson's Pier in Point Pleasant Beach, & would appreciate
> confirmation, & any other Bulgys that may still exist in the area.
> Bulgy the Whale was my favorite ride in Ocean City, at Gillian's Fun
> Deck (long gone), when I was a little one, and now with a kiddo of my
> own I'm feeling nostalgic & hope Benjamin will enjoy that ride as much
> as I did.

> Thanks!

> janet

Bulgy... is Bulgy the vagely disturbing kiddie water ride where you sit in a
two-bench 'whale' that floats around a toroid water pool on arm connected to
a central shaft? Alright, that's overly complex.

Is it a blue plastic wheel that goes in circles around a shallow water pool?
Zamperla make it, perhaps?

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Joe Schwart » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 05:12:02

Quote:

> We will be vacationing on the Jersey shore in May, and wonder if
> anyone knows whether the Bulgy the Whale kiddie ride can be found
> anywhere up and down the shore.

I have no idea about Bulgy the Whale, but you just made me think of
Carvel's old commercials for their whale-shaped ice cream cakes.  Yum.
Now, what was the name of their whale?

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Joe Schwart » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 05:16:00

Quote:

> I have no idea about Bulgy the Whale, but you just made me think of
> Carvel's old commercials for their whale-shaped ice cream cakes.  Yum.
> Now, what was the name of their whale?

Ah yes, it was Fudgy the Whale.  The mind works in mysterious ways...

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Wolf » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 07:17:35

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> Bulgy... is Bulgy the vagely disturbing kiddie water ride where you sit in

a
                        ^^^^^^

Grr. "Vaguely".
Sorry Rich, I actually do know how to spell...

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Ride of Ste » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 07:30:44

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Quote:
>Bulgy... is Bulgy the vagely disturbing kiddie water ride where you sit in

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I don't think any kid should experience a "vagely disturbing" ride.  Anything
vagely disturbing should be addressed by the child's parents when the children
are old enough to handle it.  It might also be helpful to ask the school's
health teacher.

One time is sixth grade health class, I raised my hand and asked the teacher,
"How do ***s have sex?"  She refused to answer the question; however, after
that, she went to Disney World, and she brought me back a bunch of gifts.

/kip

 
 
 

OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Dave Althoff » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 08:01:34

: > Hello and TIA for any help -
: >
: > We will be vacationing on the Jersey shore in May, and wonder if
: > anyone knows whether the Bulgy the Whale kiddie ride can be found
: > anywhere up and down the shore.  I believe there is a Bulgy at
: > Jenkinson's Pier in Point Pleasant Beach, & would appreciate
: > confirmation, & any other Bulgys that may still exist in the area.
: > Bulgy the Whale was my favorite ride in Ocean City, at Gillian's Fun
: > Deck (long gone), when I was a little one, and now with a kiddo of my
: > own I'm feeling nostalgic & hope Benjamin will enjoy that ride as much
: > as I did.
: >
: > Thanks!
: >
: > janet

: Bulgy... is Bulgy the vagely disturbing kiddie water ride where you sit in a
: two-bench 'whale' that floats around a toroid water pool on arm connected to
: a central shaft? Alright, that's overly complex.

No.  You are thinking of "Winky the Whale" which is also supposed to have
a water spray coming out of the top of the centerpole.  That was a
Rideworks product...you know Rideworks, the same people who brought us the
"Drummer Boy" ride.

Bulgy the Whale is an ancient kiddie ride from our friends at the Eyerly
Aircraft Company.  The ride has eight bulbous fishies (they really don't look
like whales because they have *vertical* tails) with each fish attached to
the end of a sweep.  On the end of the sweep is a wide wheel comparable to
the wheels found on a Tumble Bug sweep.  This wheel rides on a track; the
track provides an undulating path with four crests and four troughs, with
a total displacement of about 18".  The ride tub (fish) is mounted
directly over the sweep, so it bounces up and down without rocking...a bit
like the vertical motion of a Mack Seesturmbahn.

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Wolf » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 08:13:40

Quote:
> : Bulgy... is Bulgy the vagely disturbing kiddie water ride where you sit
in a
> : two-bench 'whale' that floats around a toroid water pool on arm
connected to
> : a central shaft? Alright, that's overly complex.

> No.  You are thinking of "Winky the Whale" which is also supposed to have
> a water spray coming out of the top of the centerpole.  That was a
> Rideworks product...you know Rideworks, the same people who brought us the
> "Drummer Boy" ride.

I know. I wasn't sure if Bulgy was some demented offshoot of the already
somewhat wrong Winky.

I was thinking they [including Drummer Boy -- which rocks!] were Zamperla,
for some reason...

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Billp » Sat, 06 Apr 2002 09:38:10

Bulgy, Winky, and on to Carvel Ice cream cakes, wow.
 My, it has been a loooong off season, hasn't it? I think many of us need an
afternoon at a park or an evening on a carnival lot.

Bill P.

 
 
 

OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by tv's Spatc » Mon, 08 Apr 2002 15:13:27


Quote:

>> I have no idea about Bulgy the Whale, but you just made me think of
>> Carvel's old commercials for their whale-shaped ice cream cakes.  Yum.
>> Now, what was the name of their whale?

>Ah yes, it was Fudgy the Whale.  The mind works in mysterious ways...

YO, MAN, COOKIE PUSS THERE?
COOKIE PUSS, I WANNA SPEAK TO COOKIE PUSS, MAN.

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by Joe Schwart » Mon, 08 Apr 2002 15:47:20

Quote:

> YO, MAN, COOKIE PUSS THERE?
> COOKIE PUSS, I WANNA SPEAK TO COOKIE PUSS, MAN.

Yo, Ding Dong, man, Ding Dong.  Ding Dong, yo.

[Just continuing the random free association...]

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OT: Bulgy the Whale in NJ?

Post by edandkase » Thu, 18 Apr 2002 02:48:10

You can find a BULGY the WHALE at Thrill-Ville USA, sorry wrong coast!

Ed


Quote:
> Hello and TIA for any help -

> We will be vacationing on the Jersey shore in May, and wonder if
> anyone knows whether the Bulgy the Whale kiddie ride can be found
> anywhere up and down the shore.  I believe there is a Bulgy at
> Jenkinson's Pier in Point Pleasant Beach, & would appreciate
> confirmation, & any other Bulgys that may still exist in the area.
> Bulgy the Whale was my favorite ride in Ocean City, at Gillian's Fun
> Deck (long gone), when I was a little one, and now with a kiddo of my
> own I'm feeling nostalgic & hope Benjamin will enjoy that ride as much
> as I did.

> Thanks!

> janet