korny_carny
Thursday, July 22, 2004 5:36:10 PM
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If we were to count any flat ride, I would definately add in the Huss Giants. I'm going on the Jump2 next week, and I've already been on Tomb Raider and Delirium.






The Jump 2 is great.. i'm assuming your going to Canada's Wonderland?
ECZenith
Thursday, July 22, 2004 8:52:08 PM
Yup. I'm heading up to Canada's Wonderland for the flats, mostly. I haven't been there in over 10 years! Besides Sledgehammer, I'm also really psyched about Cliffhanger (Mondial Splashover), Shockwave(Top Scan), Psyclone(Mondial Revolution), Nightmares (UFO), and Orbiter(the last Skylab). The day before that I'm hitting Martin's (for Nitro and Silver Comet) and Marineland (for the only Huss Magic outside Europe).

Easily the best selection of rides.


"If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much room."
Skywheelrider
Thursday, July 22, 2004 8:55:25 PM
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chris,i thought your favorite ride was the hampton jumping motorcycles[;)][:p] lol j/k
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Oh boy here I go!

Allan Herschell/Chance SKY WHEEL!


THE KING OF THE MIDWAY!





Shhhh....don't tell Ryan, but I am kinda partial to the Venture Canoes....even have a photo of Wade's that I took printed on Matt's 2004 calendar. lol
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J-bird
Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:29:45 PM
My alltime favorite ride is the Himalaya, especially the ones that used to go really fast, both frontwards and backwards. What a great date ride. Of the newer rides, I love the KMG Fireball. In my opinion the ideal midway has a good blend of the old and the new. And yes, Chris, I love to look at and ride the Skywheel too......[:)]
bladerunner
Friday, July 23, 2004 11:50:21 AM
lol i think were having to much fun here[:D]
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chris,i thought your favorite ride was the hampton jumping motorcycles[;)][:p] lol j/k
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Oh boy here I go!

Allan Herschell/Chance SKY WHEEL!


THE KING OF THE MIDWAY!





Shhhh....don't tell Ryan, but I am kinda partial to the Venture Canoes....even have a photo of Wade's that I took printed on Matt's 2004 calendar. lol


Future_carnie
Friday, July 23, 2004 2:49:43 PM
here are my favorite rides,in no real order:
Zipper,Roll-o-plane,Enterprise,KGM Freak Out(probally mt fav!),Hi-Roller,Evolution (though its quite scarry i loovvee it),Himalaya,and i loovee all Dark Rides![:D]

oh,and a few years ago my fav ride used to be a ride called The Casino or something but there is also another ride like it called Wipe Out i think...

and my fav kiddie ride was the Go Gator.

i have'nt had a chance to experience many new rides because my fair usualy always brings the exact same rides each year,with few exceptions...*sigh*

[Jen]
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Horses && Carnivals. <3
Matthew
Friday, July 23, 2004 4:50:10 PM
I think you mean the Trabant.

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oh,and a few years ago my fav ride used to be a ride called The Casino or something but there is also another ride like it called Wipe Out i think...

[Jen]
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Steve F.
Friday, July 23, 2004 7:05:42 PM
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I think you mean the Trabant.

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oh,and a few years ago my fav ride used to be a ride called The Casino or something but there is also another ride like it called Wipe Out i think...

[Jen]
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Well if you want to get technical the actual name plate on the ride states "Casino/Trabant".

There was a beautiful Casino in my area owned by Quality Amusements but they sold it to another show. It had artwork by the Wizard which really made the ride look special.
Skywheelrider
Friday, July 23, 2004 7:15:15 PM
Steve F. is correct. The Trabant came first, and then the retheming to the Casino came next. Same ride, two different themes/names. The Wipeout, which debuted in 1991, is basically an updated Trabant/Casino, with some of the differences being the seats being back to back instead of facing one direction, it has a backwall and a doghouse (though some Trabants/Casinos had one added by individual owners, like Carniejoe's), and sits on a raised platform that sits at an angle. Both versions are great rides. Especially if they are fast. A great sound system is cool too (like the one Poor Jack Amusements has on their Wipeout).
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
SaraAB
Saturday, July 24, 2004 8:24:13 PM
I love the wipeout, unfortunatly the only one i was able to ride was the one owned by the former amusements of buffalo and it was in very poor condition, i love what it does at the end, hehe i wont say cause i dont want to spoil it for anyone who hasnt ridden the ride yet! Ill have to try and find another one that is in better condition to ride!
IndianaTED
Sunday, July 25, 2004 6:11:50 PM
My favorite kiddie ride, before I was big and brave enough to challenge the majors, was the Allan Herschell Helicopters.

Johnny's United Shows had a very, very nice one of these back in the 70s. That model was trailer-mounted and had an above ground level catwalk. There were also poles at all of the junction points of the catwalk that had loops at the top and about half way up, in which small guage chain was run through that created the "fence" of the ride.

This piece, is still to this day, the only one that I saw that had both the top propellors and the tail ones as well. As you can tell, I loved this particular ride and in my dreams, wish I could own it. The attention to detail was as good as it got on kiddie ride like this one.
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for more than 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:39:42 AM
Conklin's, MACK 'Schlizenfahrt' back in the day - the ROTOR, and HUSS' 'Rainbow' [:p]
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mazzzie25
Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:24:28 AM
Definately. . The Fireball, my favorite ride since Macon, GA in 2002. I've been on the Evolution in Gaithersburg, MD. Too slow for me [:p]
"Be kind to all strangers for many have entertained angels unaware" Hebrews 13
Matthew
Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:31:06 PM
I miss the Schlit.

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Conklin's, MACK 'Schlizenfahrt' back in the day - the ROTOR, and HUSS' 'Rainbow' [:p]

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Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:50:09 PM

I hear ya Matthew...a classic! [;)]

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I miss the Schlit.

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Conklin's, MACK 'Schlizenfahrt' back in the day - the ROTOR, and HUSS' 'Rainbow' [:p]




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