Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:17:28 AM
yeah, a proper refurb is going to take some time, and then a lot of work around the route.

However, have to put my plug in here as well that I hope they can be booked into Columbia SC for the state fair one year. Would really like to see that beautiful piece in person.

And there hasn't been any type of Sky Wheel in Columbia for many many years.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:39:55 PM
Originally Posted by: Scarlett 

One step at a time, once the refurb is done then the route will be considered.

lol i know i know just a one of a kind piece ppl want to see sorry. lol


Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:47:12 PM

rhino don't remember the year. Want to say early 2000's? Was still a Conklin midway. May have been one of the last few years conklin had the fair before NAME came about. Had never seen such an array of big pieces and spectaculars all on the same miday before, at least till North Carolina expanded their miday. They had 100 pieces there that year including the Doople Looping!
Friday, September 21, 2012 7:38:24 AM
Yeah Conklin brought in "big" iron for SC years ago. Rides like the Doppel Looping, Wildcat, Drop of Fear, Flume, 2 G Wheels (European, Chance), Polar, Sno Ball, Big Himi.

Miss those days
Friday, September 21, 2012 2:29:24 PM
Originally Posted by: kris0106

how ironic 125K that's what they cost new in 1967
Friday, September 21, 2012 2:31:04 PM
Hold on to that Sky Wheel. With a little bit a work you could splice it between the center and one of the end trailers on the Space Wheel.🐔
Friday, September 21, 2012 3:51:58 PM
Wouldn't adding a third wheel ruin the classic, one of a kind status of the Space Wheels?
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Friday, September 21, 2012 4:11:21 PM
It's ALIVE!!!

The Space Wheels once again are operational. We sill have to go through and do the cosmetic overhaul but the ride itself is up and running!

Check out this Video 

Scarlett Butler

"I used to have a handle on life, but then it broke off."
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Friday, September 21, 2012 7:09:38 PM
looks great to see her running!!!

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Friday, September 21, 2012 7:46:40 PM
Well that's a beautiful sight.
All Skywheels should be yeller.
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Friday, September 21, 2012 8:56:39 PM
Gave me goosebumps watching that !! Made me think back , watching it run while sitting in Wells cookhouse in Tampa.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 1:23:45 AM
Originally Posted by: olediggerguy 

How many years did ROYAL have her out on the road?
Where did she go after her time at ROYAL?
When was the last time she was set up?
Where has she been sitting all these years and was it indoors or out?

Wheels were on Royal American in the early 1960’s. In the first years they were booked on by Al Kunz.

I read here that CVS obtained then from Royal American and IIRC stored them in their WQs.

Great to see and watch them in the air again. Thanks for the photos and video clip.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:49:40 PM
Originally Posted by: coasterkeener 

Wouldn't adding a third wheel ruin the classic, one of a kind status of the Space Wheels?

Anyone can restore a classic; it takes a real man to cut one up.
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I saw this in 2018..


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