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.
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;
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.
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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