Thread: Favorite Carnival Ride

    • 12 years 10 months ago
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    Quote by anglslife
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    The Gravitron, which is a ride where you are strapped to the walls inside this spinning drum that spins you so fast you literally stick to the wall!


    There is a ride that is almost the same but you go into a UFO, with no straps and the walls move up and down.


    Oh I use to love the Gravitron as a kid! Id turn upside down on the wall and everything! But now I cant ride one because i gte so dizzy... just the thought of it is making me sick, blah
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      • 12 years 10 months ago
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      My aunt and I love the Scrambler. We would ride it all the time at Knotts. I love the giant slides too.
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        The Gravitron, which is a ride where you are strapped to the walls inside this spinning drum that spins you so fast you literally stick to the wall!

        Ahh thanks i was just thinking "whats the name of that spinning ride again?" ALso i liked the giant super slide. I always tried to stand up while sliding, but i always got in trouble by the "man". Reminds me of the time i got banned at target for knocking over a huge clothes rack..ahh good times, good times.
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          Favorites:
          Tilt-A-Whirl
          Scrambler (I had no idea what it was called until now)
          Bumper Cars

          Honorable mentions:
          The Swings
          Drop Zone

          I use to like the basic, old school roller coaster until they replaced it with ones with loops. I hate being upside down, so naturally I never go on any of those rides (I did the Zipper once and hated it). Also I get dizzy and nauseous on spinning rides, so things like the Tornado are out too.

          There was also another one that I really liked that they only had one year. It went all the way around like the Kamikaze, but stayed up right. It had maybe about ten rows of seats, each five facing the center. I don't know if anyone knows what I'm talking about.
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            • 12 years 10 months ago
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            i dunno what the name of this ride is but it was a big fast spinning ferris wheel with individual cars that would also spin in a circle like a spiraled football spin though in side the car was a wheel where u can control the mayhem u can either spin alot or spin a little

            either way you were getting hurt those cheesy seatbelts did nothing and oh boy when u get goin u were in for a world of fun and pain
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              • 12 years 9 months ago
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              Quote by Blue
              Favorites:

              I use to like the basic, old school roller coaster until they replaced it with ones with loops. I hate being upside down, so naturally I never go on any of those rides....


              You do realize that 99.9% of all wooden coasters don't have loops, right? (Son of Beast in Kings Island, Cincinnati OH is the only exception)... as well as the large hyper & giga coasters (200+ & 300+ feet) are usually without inversions because they're built with speed & air-time in mind. Not to mention they still make wild-mouse coasters... most now-a-days include the new gimmick of making them spin freely as they bank around the turns.

              I like park models the most over carnie-flat rides, because they just feel so unsafe (the carnie-models).


              HKtoNY1983: Is this the ride you're thinking of?
              It's a sort of fast spinning ferris wheel where you can control the cars spinning as well... it's a Chance Skydiver:





              I got too many "favorites" to list...
              ...but here's two of 'em. Both of them are park AND portable models, so they could qualify as carnie models... I just haven't seen 'em at any carnies I've been at:

              This is a Huss Fly-Away... you lay down in a flying position & it starts to spin you at a high speed until it lifts up & you start going in circles like a ferris wheel, but mass G's hold you in as you spin upside down in the flying position.


              This is a Huss Frisbee. Very intense spinning ride. Think of it as a Pirate, only instead of just swinging back & forth, you sit around a giant circle, and the giant circle starts to spin faster & faster as you swing back & forth... when you think it's over, the spinning changes direction & you go counter-clockwise while the giant arm still rotates back & forth.
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                • 12 years 9 months ago
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                I love carnivals and amusement parks! I'm down with all kinds of rides (well, except the Carousel and Ferris Wheel..too boring)

                My favorite carnival/fair rides (in no particular order)

                1. Flying Bobs
                2. Scrambler
                3. Tilt a Whirl
                4. Gravitron
                5. Huss Frisbee
                6. Bumper Cars
                7. the swings (they are okay)
                8. giant fun slide
                9. the pirate ship
                10. the kamikaze

                Although I have to agree with SHNAG, I never play carnival games. Not interested in being ripped off. But at amusement parks like Busch Gardens or Six Flags, I don't mind playing in the arcade and Skee-Ball
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                  Quote by Dawg


                  This is a Huss Frisbee. Very intense spinning ride. Think of it as a Pirate, only instead of just swinging back & forth, you sit around a giant circle, and the giant circle starts to spin faster & faster as you swing back & forth... when you think it's over, the spinning changes direction & you go counter-clockwise while the giant arm still rotates back & forth.



                  holy crap, that last ride looks gnarly. Dude, i'd ride that thing in a second!.
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                    • 12 years 9 months ago
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                    Quote by anglslife
                    Quote by mr3urious
                    The Gravitron, which is a ride where you are strapped to the walls inside this spinning drum that spins you so fast you literally stick to the wall!


                    There is a ride that is almost the same but you go into a UFO, with no straps and the walls move up and down.


                    It's the same ride, trust me.

                    Probably my fav too. I also like bumper cars and wooden coasters. I have a bunch of others but they're so random and I can't narrow them down. I also used to love guantlet/funhouse types of stuff.

                    Have any of you ever done anything bad while on a ride? Like stand up or something? One time I met this girl on a ride and we spit off the side of it. I also made out on the Monkey Cages once.
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                      Quote by Sunriser
                      Have any of you ever done anything bad while on a ride? Like stand up or something? One time I met this girl on a ride and we spit off the side of it. I also made out on the Monkey Cages once.


                      Ohh dont get me started....throwing stuff, spitting, standing up, flicking off to the cameras (when they were there), yelling obscene things, cursing..i think once one this one ride (it was like the pirate ship, but it made a full rotation and it was a space ship) we started dropping pennies purposely and when we went back down, the pennies we would hit everyone...i remember ppl even losing cell phones on that ride. Gotta secure everything ppls! hehehe...man i love roller coasters, i live to ride them. Funny thing though, i never yell when im on them, rather though (from my dear brother's observations) i just laugh maniacly, or sometimes even sounding like an evil witch.
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                        • 12 years 9 months ago
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                        I've never been My mom never trusted them (in NYC it was the Big A Fair or something like that...), so I never went. Six Flags ruled anyway

                        Carousels was as close I'd be to anything like a Carnival. Those are cool, though
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                          The Side Kick , The Waltzers and the Pepsi Max
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                            When the carnival came to Manhattan as a kid, I'd always ride the Zipper, the Gravitron, the Fireball, the Pirate Ship, and the Flying Bobs.
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                              I never ride the rides at the fair, as i'm not a fan of super spinny rides. Just the thought of the gravaton that keeps being mentioned..yuck haha

                              I prefer log flumes and sit through rides like most of the ones at Disney. There was ONE at our state Amusement park (it's a pretty small park. Only a small number of rides but it has a waterpark on the other side of it.) called Funtown/Splashtown USA called The Astrophere that was basically an indoor scrambler. They'd play "Fire on high" by ELO and do a laser light show and project creepy stuff on the wall with the lights out. I loved that as a kid. It was my favorite. I've not ridden it since the late 90's so who knows if my stomach could handle it these days.
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                                Ferris Wheel

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                                  The Tilt a Whirl. Liz liked the Enterprise. I used to go on with her and the Enterprise made me feel all weird like gravity was holding me down. Batman at Six Flags did the same.
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                                    It's like the Gravitron but when i went on the ride they called it "The Rotor",You stick to the walls and the floor drops and kids would actually hang upside down.You feel like your either high or just chillin on the wall going around and around.My last time on went on it was 12 times in a row and at the 12 Mark I started to get really tired lol,great memories though.
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                                      Quote by Rosequartz2000
                                      The Tilt a Whirl. Liz liked the Enterprise. I used to go on with her and the Enterprise made me feel all weird like gravity was holding me down. Batman at Six Flags did the same.

                                      Batman at Six Flags... whoo boy, where do I begin with that? Yeah, I remember being pushed down on the loops, but the twists felt like the entire world around me was being rotated. Something was spinning, but I didn't know WHAT was (because I had my eyes closed.)
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                                        Quote by Alyssa
                                        I never ride the rides at the fair, as i'm not a fan of super spinny rides. Just the thought of the gravaton that keeps being mentioned..yuck haha

                                        I prefer log flumes and sit through rides like most of the ones at Disney. There was ONE at our state Amusement park (it's a pretty small park. Only a small number of rides but it has a waterpark on the other side of it.) called Funtown/Splashtown USA called The Astrophere that was basically an indoor scrambler. They'd play "Fire on high" by ELO and do a laser light show and project creepy stuff on the wall with the lights out. I loved that as a kid. It was my favorite. I've not ridden it since the late 90's so who knows if my stomach could handle it these days.

                                        I've rode the Astrosphere. It reminded me of Star Wars and the creepy face on the ceiling reminded me of Balok, the guy from the Star Trek credits that was actually a young Clint Howard!
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