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Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby tanthonyam » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:08 am

This looks like a really heavily themed Flying coaster or Kangaroo (Kennywood) ride. Is it? Curious to know what year this was, it looks old. Looks like the name of the ride is not in English.
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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby tanthonyam » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:35 am

A few more..
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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby gerd.muller » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:30 am

This Model was a fair traveling one from Germany. Build in 1962 by Mack, it travelled First the Bigger fairs like Oktoberfest or Cannstatter Vasn. After loosing its popularity and beeing resold Four times, the last owner rethemed it in 2001.
It was scrapped sometimes After its last traveling season in Winter 2010.

The original heavy Theme revered to a Ski-Jump and in the 1976 season it was renamed „Olympia-Sprungschanze“ in honor to the olympic Wintergames in Innsbruck, Austria.

http://www.ride-index.de/include.php?path=content/content.php&contentid=560

I remeber riding it a few times as Kid at our local fair somewhere in the early 80‘s.
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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby tanthonyam » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:24 pm

The older version looks much nicer.

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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby djcoastermark » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:09 pm

Just an interesting observation. Anyone notice the difference in the direction the ride travels? US Kangaroo, counterclockwise. European, clockwise. I know this may be common knowledge for park fans, but the post pics above from across the pond look a bit odd compared to what I'm used to.
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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:56 pm

There was actually a version of this ride, at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair! Truth.
And there has been found a TON of photos of the Gayway that had this ride,
but none taken (that I can find) of this ride, from a direct viewpoint. In all the photos
the Calypso hides most of it, and beyond it, you can make out the go-kart attraction.

Here's what I got from one black and white pic. And it did JUMP like a kangaroo, taking off
and then landing on it's single tire under the ride vehicle. Looked rough to me, and at age
9... and I didn't want to ride it, at - all. :wink:

EDIT!!! And I just found a "Gayway Map" during the 1962 World's Fair,
and the ride in question was called the ...I love this.....Flying Coaster!

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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby djcoastermark » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:07 pm

^ Kangaroo, aka Flying Coaster was my favorite ride as a kid at Euclid Beach, Geauga Lake AND Cedar Point ! When I rode it 2 years ago at KW, it brought back all those memories. I was howling with laughter. So Much Fun !

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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby tanthonyam » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Cedar Point had one?

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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:22 pm

djcoastermark wrote:^ Kangaroo, aka Flying Coaster was my favorite ride as a kid at Euclid Beach, Geauga Lake AND Cedar Point ! When I rode it 2 years ago at KW, it brought back all those memories. I was howling with laughter. So Much Fun !


And actually, that Rides Map has a mistake on it, as the ROTOR that is noted on it, is wrong. What was actually in that spot, was an early version of the Haunted Swing! And I actually remember seeing, from an angle, past the front facade of it, and actually seeing that yellow house go "round and round, upside down"...

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I also did not choose to ride this one either, at The Fair. I now regret it, as I now love those rides. Simple ones and EPIC themed ones, all of them!
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Little Yellow (swinging) House, right behind another (now) classic ride at The 1962 Fair... Flight To Mars.
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Re: Classic ride Kangaroo /Flying Coaster?

Postby grsupercity » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:08 am

I would love for a company like Larson or Chance to make a new modern Kangaroo ride
After riding Lightning Run I can not understand why parks are not lining up to buy some Hyper GTX models. That little ride rocks

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