Strange Rides

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Stelios, 16th Jun 2012.

  1. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

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    It looks like that, but I don't think there's any point they could actually meet, presuming the end stop where they nearly touch is a physical limit the cannot be exceeded.
     
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    This looks crazy as heck :eek:



    Only one of its type, manufactured by KMG and located at Attractiepark Drouwenerzand in the Netherlands. It travelled on the Dutch fair circuit for a while but left as it takes too long to park.
     
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    Rollover was built by Nottingham UK. Instead of one large outward-facing gondola, the ride featured 8 sideways-facing gondolas which were capable of turning upside down as the ride picked-up speed. This idea was not successful, and the ride was converted to a standard Miami in 1999.

     
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    The difference with that one is the seats are free-spinning (I think), whereas the KMG one has electrically-controlled seats.
     
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    I often hear people on this forum talk about how they really miss the former Cyclone at Southport Pleasureland. But did you know you can still ride an exact clone of it in India?

    Yes, I kid you not, a clone of Southport’s Cyclone was actually built to exact specifications by Blackpool Pleasure Beach engineers at Nicco Park in Kolkata, India in 2003; it even shares the Cyclone name: https://rcdb.com/2485.htm

    One of only 2 wooden roller coasters in India! But it gets better, because the other wooden roller coaster in India is an exact clone of Blue Flyer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, also built by the same group of Blackpool engineers at EsselWorld in 1995, named the Zipper Dipper (as the Blackpool ride was also named back in the day): https://rcdb.com/1390.htm

    I never would have thought that rides as unique as these would have been cloned, particularly so many years after the original opened!
     
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    Doesnt have the same big kink in the lift hill though!
     
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    Merlin can stick their MAP where the sun don't shine, I'm getting one of these for the garden ;)

     
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    An amusement park at a nuclear power plant: of course Tom Scott would make a video there!
     
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    Ever fancied riding a Miami whilst in a cage?

     
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    How the heck is that even safe?! :eek:
     
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    This is going to be one of those things I think about quietly for a very long time... I watched the people in the right hand cage during the ride cycle and I couldn’t help but ask myself how they weren’t hitting their heads on the top/side of the cage??

    Great find!
     
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    I started watching that video thinking that it all looked pretty normal, then I saw the two cages on either end of the gondola. How bizarre!
     
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    The Europeans love a good dodgy stand-up ride. There’s stand up Magic Carpets and Pirate Ships travelling the Spanish fairground circuit.
     
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    Horrific...use of the word Soccer! Actually the more I watch, the more I spot something worse :eek:

    Nobody has ever looked at a Hollywood Yankee, thought I know how to improve that and bolted on two homemade cages on the side. Grim!
     
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    Considering how frequently Miamis fling riders from their seats I'm gonna say the cage is the safest place to be!

    100% would try it.
     
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    I wouldn't like to be in the cage when the usual Miami gearbox failure happens I can tell you that.

    That aside, I'd give it a go. Might make one less boring.
     
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    Who would ride this crazy contraption? Not me :p



    Looks cool from a technical perspective though! :)
     
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    I'd be up for the that being the flat ride maniac i am :p
     
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    CHOO CHOO!

    Does this count? :D:p
     
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