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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby tuxedomask5432 » Tue May 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Here’s two lil’ defunct gems
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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat May 25, 2019 3:28 pm

LegendLover wrote:
Jason Maier wrote:Aren't HUSS Topple Towers extinct (or close to)?

I know the one at Marineland has been SBNO for years now


Believe it or not, Marineland finally removed the Topple Tower during this past off season! When asked about it, the park said that there are plans to fill in that space.


I think the one at Djurs Sommerland in Denmark still exists. Yes? No, anybody?
Nice surroundings. Painfully slow tilt and turns. I still liked it. :smile:
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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby crash1984 » Sun May 26, 2019 3:51 am

Mike240SX wrote:
crash1984 wrote:Double Ferris wheels-These are not extinct, just very rare and difficult to find.


Really? According to Wikipedia they're all defunct. Not talking about the Skywheel type, but the tilting type as pictured above.


The type I am talking about is the skywheel type.
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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby djcoastermark » Sun May 26, 2019 4:47 am

^ Skywheel, as in double ferris wheel ? There are about 4 left, I have heard. One carnival company only sets theirs up upon special request anymore. I rode the one at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Fla this past February. Still a lot of fun, especially the "airtime" when you go over the full rotating top. (tummy tickles)
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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby LBIJim » Sun May 26, 2019 7:27 am

3Mutts wrote:Im pretty sure none of these exist anymore:

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I got to ride the one at Hershey before they removed it, needless to say I don't remember much about it cause I was only 10 at the time. Another rare ride is the Von Roll Gyro Tower, as far as I know the only one that still exists is the one at La Ronde:

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Hersheypark had a two arm Sky Wheel.
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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby LBIJim » Sun May 26, 2019 7:35 am

The Chance Turbo mentioned above.

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I rode it at the old Marine Pier in Wildwood, NJ about 1972. The site is now Morey's Mariner's Landing.

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The Turbo replaced the Caterpillar at the pier.

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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby HAZE » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:41 pm

tuxedomask5432 wrote:Here’s two lil’ defunct gems


...Uhhhhhhh

What am I looking at? The top picture specifically. :?r

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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby Chiselphane » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:07 am

HAZE wrote:
tuxedomask5432 wrote:Here’s two lil’ defunct gems


...Uhhhhhhh

What am I looking at? The top picture specifically. :?r


It's basically a non-round Ferris wheel. You can see someone sitting in one of the cars on the bottom, has a yellow back, that should help you orient how it works.

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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby prozach626 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:45 pm

Mule-Go-Round at Six Flags St. Louis, formerly Six Flags Over Mid America. They just don't make em' like they used to...

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Re: Extinct theme park ride types

Postby Jpw2512 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:58 pm

Is there any Vekoma Waikiki wave flippers left or was dreamworld's the last?

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