Parks Creating Rides In-house

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Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby Garet » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:53 am

I read a year or two ago about how Adventure Island in Southend were designing and making their own flat ride, I was bored so I decided to look it up and see what they made and was quite surprised by what they made, for a small non-chain park, it looks like a really fun big flat ride.

I realize a lot of the bigger companies out there will design and patent rides but I can't think of many smaller parks out there that have made their own, are there many? And what are the best ones people have ridden?

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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby ViperLover » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:26 am

The only in-house ride I hade ridden was Bobsleds at Seabreeze in Rochester, NY. Its more of a kiddie or family coaster, but a nice one nonetheless.
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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby Mater » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:51 am

Forgive me if I'm ignorant of something, but do the Disney rides like Radiator Springs Racers count?

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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby robbalvey » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:59 am

Mater wrote:Forgive me if I'm ignorant of something, but do the Disney rides like Radiator Springs Racers count?

Not really because Disney is also technically a ride manufacturer. I think the original poster sort of means "Parks that have made their own rides, when that's not normally part of their core business."

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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby larrygator » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:09 am

The word "creating" entails various stages from concept, engineering design, fabrication to building. I'm not sure many parks have the in house resources for engineering design and part fabrication when it comes to most types of rides.
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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby RideofSteel » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:19 am

Bombora at Lagoon was designed and manufactured in-house by Dal Freeman.
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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby B&MBoy1982 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:29 am

While B&M was contracted to produce The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Universal produced the launch mechanism in house.


I believe The Beast was designed and built by Kings Island.

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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby ernierocker » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:36 pm

Wouldn't Twister and Flying Turns qualify as In-House? I know they were both designed by Knoebels inspired by defunct coasters.
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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby matteocrepaldi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:47 pm

Does Blue Fire count? It was designed and built by Mack which is also the owner of Europa Park!
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Re: Parks Creating Rides In-house

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:47 pm

All the Kings Entertainment/ KECO coasters at Kings Island, Canada's Wonderland, etc. The Beast, Wild Beast/ Grizzly and Minebuster were in-house I think.

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