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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:42 pm

Still love my rock-o-plane.
And the original caterpillar.
And what I called the Salt'n'Pepper shakers.
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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby fraroc » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:21 pm

FaithPlus1 wrote:Those giant topspins are freaking dope!!! I wish there were more of them. Ki getting rid of Crypt was silly, but then again I don't know the finances behind it.


The Crypt wasn't like a Vekoma Wakikki Wave or a KMG Discovery. It was more like a standard top spin with an added row.

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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:28 pm

Don't mean to bump, but I just found this and have to say; coolest "ferris wheel" ever!
There was apparently one at SFGA, anyone remember it or get to ride it?

I think this was the ride featured on Beverley Hills Cop 3!
Kings Island had one as well.


So did Mariott's Great America in Santa Clara AND (non-SixFlags) Magic Mountain, back in the 1970s!
And I rode them both, back then. A bit of a wait between unloading-loading and changing wheels,
but worth the ride and the experience itself.
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Not a great shot, but this is a shot of MM from Sept. 1975. In the very upper left corner of the pic,
you can make out their Sky Wheel - double one, unlike the triples at Great Americas, etc. And the
cleared land in the bottom right, was for the upcoming REVOLUTION coaster, bowing in 1976. (o;
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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby mike541x » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:15 pm

^Hersheypark had one as well which they got rid of in 2004. Neat looking rides!

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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby fraroc » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:34 pm

mike541x wrote:^Hersheypark had one as well which they got rid of in 2004. Neat looking rides!


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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:46 pm

After going to Oktoberfest last week, Top Scans became my new favorite flat. Maybe it was just the cycle that one was running, but it was amazing.
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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby Manic Monte » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:14 am

gisco wrote:A Giant Frisbee!


Same here!

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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby 1badgmc » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:09 am

FaithPlus1 wrote:I think this was the ride featured on Beverley Hills Cop 3!
Kings Island had one as well.


You are correct about Beverly Hills Cop 3.

The other location of the ride was Six Flags Great America, though. Both rides opened in 1976, the same year the parks opened. The parks were originally nearly identical clones of each other when they opened. The California ride closed in 1997 and the Illinois ride closed in 2000.
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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby Suspence1127 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:33 pm

Out of all the ones I have rode I would have to say the KMG Afterburner "It" at Morey's Piers. The ride cycle is so long (Compared to other claw rides, it feels double the length, especially the one at Dorney, which felt extremely short to me.) and I just love it. Also it was the first claw ride I went on that had lap bars. (and the only one with lap bars) I have never been on a giant Frisbee so that all might change when I finally get on one.
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Re: What's your favorite Flat ride?

Postby IdahoKat » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:57 pm

Large - MaXair and other 'frisbee' rides.
Small - Gravitron & "round up" (stick to the wall) style rides.

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