So far my only in-house-built coaster credit is Viper at SFGAm. I believe it was Six Flags' only in-house coaster, and they did a good job with it because it's a very fun coaster with lots of floater air. I guess it really depends on who and how it is made because Flying Turns at Knoebels took forever to get opened. I guess my opinion is that if they can make it a good ride, then I approve of it.
Spideyfreak wrote:Blazing Fury/Fire in the Hole were in house projects.
Not to mention the Flooded Mine (both parks), the waterboggins (both parks), Grandfather's Mansion/Inventor's Mansion, and past attractions such as the Gandy Dancer and Rube Dugin's Diving Bell at SDC. I'm sure I'm forgetting a number of attractions as well. I know both parks used to have lots of play structures and little side-attractions that were custom as well. The Silver Dollar City Company used to almost be seen as the Disney of the Midwest... Lots of interesting stories behind that era.
The park technically wasn't Silver Dollar City yet, but the cable train in Marvel Cave was also designed and built in-house.
Tornado and Teddy Bear at Stricker's Grove were built by Ralph Stricker but he didn't design them. He used blueprints from the 1935 Teddy Bear at Coney Island in Cincy and Tornado was from Comet at Rocky Glen Park(rcdb.com)
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