Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by Donald Gladsto » Wed, 26 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Hey all-I recently bought World's Greatest Coaster Thrills and was
wondering about a ride shown on it. At Dreamworld, in Australia, there is
a rather strange pirate-ship-flipping type ride. If you don't have the
video, it is this wide thing, that is two rows wide, with about 15 people
in each row. The rows face outward and are held up by two large suports.
One of the supports twists up, so the whole thing is at an angle. Then
both supports start flipping around so that you flipping over and over
while the whole thing is tilted. I was wondering if this ride was to be
found anywhere in the US-it looks like a lot of fun, as my second
favorite non-coaster ride is the looping pirate ships.

                        Michael-PGA

 
 
 

Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by Cynthia S. Sto » Wed, 26 Jul 1995 04:00:00

: If you don't have the
: video, it is this wide thing, that is two rows wide, with about 15 people
: in each row. The rows face outward and are held up by two large suports.
: One of the supports twists up, so the whole thing is at an angle. Then
: both supports start flipping around so that you flipping over and over
: while the whole thing is tilted. I was wondering if this ride was to be
: found anywhere in the US-it looks like a lot of fun, as my second
: favorite non-coaster ride is the looping pirate ships.

  This sounds very much like the Iron Eagle at Adventure World in Largo,
  Maryland. It is my new favorite non-coaster ride! You can't even
  begin to describe what this ride does to you!

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Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by John Na » Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
Gladstone) writes:

>Hey all-I recently bought World's Greatest Coaster Thrills and was
>wondering about a ride shown on it. At Dreamworld, in Australia, there
is
>a rather strange pirate-ship-flipping type ride. If you don't have the
>video, it is this wide thing, that is two rows wide, with about 15
people
>in each row. The rows face outward and are held up by two large
suports.
>One of the supports twists up, so the whole thing is at an angle. Then
>both supports start flipping around so that you flipping over and over
>while the whole thing is tilted. I was wondering if this ride was to
be
>found anywhere in the US-it looks like a lot of fun, as my second
>favorite non-coaster ride is the looping pirate ships.

>                    Michael-PGA

Sounds like the ride called TOP SPIN. I've been on it at a few State
and County Fairs. It has two large support beams, and two long arms
that are connected to the carrage on each side. The huge carrage seats
about 36 to 45 people, 12 or 15 in 3 rows facing forward in bleacher
style. The ride feels like a Ferris Wheel gone crazy, but the trick
is the operator has full control of the stunts that it does. As the
carrage goes around ferris wheel style, the operator can lock the
carrage in any position he likes. Stopping the ride at the top and
bringing you down face first until you are*** up side down, or
making the ride do loops. After those manuvers is where the fun begins.
A good operator can lock the carrage at an angle on its upward ascent,
and using the weight of the carrage, release the lock making it flip
forward two or three times while the ride is descending. The ride is
really fun and moves fast enough to give a good weightless feel as it
crest the top, ferris wheel style.

Dwayne L. Allen
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Post by KFP104 » Thu, 27 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I belive Geauga Lake has one called  the Texas Tumbler and Kentucky
Kingdom shows on in their flyer.

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Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by Simon Mark Hildebran » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00

: Hey all-I recently bought World's Greatest Coaster Thrills and was
: wondering about a ride shown on it. At Dreamworld, in Australia, there is
: a rather strange pirate-ship-flipping type ride. If you don't have the
: video, it is this wide thing, that is two rows wide, with about 15 people
: in each row. The rows face outward and are held up by two large suports.
: One of the supports twists up, so the whole thing is at an angle. Then
: both supports start flipping around so that you flipping over and over
: while the whole thing is tilted. I was wondering if this ride was to be
: found anywhere in the US-it looks like a lot of fun, as my second
: favorite non-coaster ride is the looping pirate ships.

Its called "WipeOut",  its meant to simulate being dumped by a huge wave.
It Does!!!!

An inverting pirate ship is boring after you've been on this.  I don't know
about whether such a device exists in the US as I live in Australia, and have
visited the US only once.  I know it is the only one in the southern hemisphere
though.  It was made by VEKOMA. (I think it was designed specifically for Dreamworld
but can't garentee that)  For those of you who haven't seen or heard of it before
I will try to describe it further:

Picture two large steel arms seperated by about 25-30 feet, mounted to rotate
vertically about a horizontal axis. (the same axis for both)  A long platform
with 40 seats back to back, (20 each side), joins the end of one arm to the end
of the other arm.  (In the loading position it looks like a large square 'U' shape)
The platform containing passangers is also free to rotate on its own axis, parrallel
to its length.  This rotation is a combination of motor driven and gravity induced
swinging (Not simultaniously).

The ride has three modes of operation:

The ride starts with both supporting arms rotating in the same direction which      
basically rolls you over and over a couple of times.  The arms then stop in the
upward direction leaving you sitting upright about 25 feet in the air. Phase 2
then begins.  The two arms rotate in oposite directions.  The passenger platform
twists and twurls, throwing you upside down, back the front, after a while you
start to loose track of which way is up! The arms then come to a rest again in the
upward position as before.  Phase 3 begins.  The arms rotate in the same direction
this time BUT at slightly different speeds, which again twists and rolls you around
and around.  The arms then return to the downward position and the over-the-shoulder
harnesses are released to allow patrons to stumble off and pick up their belongings.

The setting for the ride is infront of a huge fibre glass wave which has Water
continously flowing over it into to a large pool of water over which the ride is
supported.  You honestly feel at times that you are going to make contact with the
water, both from the wave and the pool below you.  There is also a token fibre glass
shark that swims around the pool for effect. (just in case you were interested).

I would try my hand at ascii art but it would be a first attempt and would probably
confuse you more than the text.  Although if common interests demand I could attempt
one at a later date.  Unfortunately I don't have access to a scanner otherwise I
could make available some photos, if anyone was interested.

I hope this has been informative, to someone :o)              

Simon

 
 
 

Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by Noodl » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00

   About the Waikiki Wave Super Flip:

   Does AW have one of these?  I could have sworn I saw something like
what has been described here on a commercial for AW...  BGW used to have
something like the Waikiki Wave.  Maybe it was one - I don't know - but
it sure sucked.  Like the one at KK, it just rocked back and forth and
twisted a little.  BGW claimed that it was designed from one of Leonardo
DaVinci's own mechanical drawings, if my memory serves me correctly...  Who
knows.  They called it Gladiator's Gauntlet, FWIW.  

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Post by ada » Thu, 10 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I was in one of those big bubbles where they show 180 deg movies of cars speeded up going through
really skinny streets, and one of them was just rollercoasters. One rollercoaster looked like you
started in the loop, and the coaster rocked back and forth up the loop until it gained enough speed to
get through the loop and through the rest of the ride. is this real or was I dreaming. And if I was
dreaming it would be a real neat ride.
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Need help w/ ride on Coaster Video

Post by alan s weila » Fri, 11 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Adventure World in Largo, Maryland has a ride like this.  I can't
remember the name of the ride however.  I rode it last season and found
it rather boring- the routine was the same throughout the ride so there
was very little e***ment.  However, I hear that they have it running
better this season.  I also believe that Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio has
a ride like this....

The Gladiators Gauntlet at BGW was different from this type of ride, and
man, it did Suck!  What a waste of money- at least it was always a
walk-on.........

Alan