•  Matthew
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:08:03 PM
I was checking and noticed that the Holiday Bounce is no longer listed. If it's met its fate then it's sad to see such a ground breaking ride to be scrapped. It was a ride that was ahead of its time. Not only being very successful but able to strut its stuff against the Calypso. Hrubetz would never had the Tip Top if it weren't for the Holiday Bounce. All I can say is rest in peace for a true American classic.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:26:06 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:05:37 AM

Actually I think Hrubetz got the idea for the Tip Top from the Bubble
Bounce built by Custer Specialities from Ohio.The ride was successful at many parks and although it was also portable it was not available as a trailer mounted unit. Probably by the time Hrubetz started to build them the Patents had run out and Custer was getting old. Sad to see another classic ride lost but the old rides are disappearing rapidly.

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  •  rhino
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:22:21 AM
It would be ineresting to find out if it did indeed get scraped. I saw that ride in action years ago, and it was impressive for the times, pre-computerized times.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 4:31:45 AM
There was a topic a while back that discussed it getting scrapped. I can't find it right now, but will look for it later and post the link if I do find it.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 5:09:46 AM
I loved that ride, i thought it was a money maker and great looking ride. Is it for sure scraped????

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Thursday, October 11, 2007 5:18:02 AM
I remember it comming to the Michigan State Fair with the late Dwayne Steck. This was of course when I was a lil kid. What a ride!!!
  •  BUB
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:41:15 AM
what the ????
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:01:12 PM
I'm pretty sure it was posted on here it was a re-done Custer , if thats the case is this the last of Bubble Bounces ?

  •  Pinetar
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:44:22 PM
Unfortunetly, the ride and the builder were layed to rest in the same year.

But his spirit lives on, right here @ MCW.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:16:19 PM
Yep, I remember the Holiday Bounce at the Michigan State Fair in the very early 1980's, it sat at the "point," on the top (north) end of the inside of the midway, right across from the twin Sky Wheel's. Beautiful ride, the music they played was strange to me at the time, but now as I think about it, with all the scenes from Europe all over the back wall and such, the music they played really did fit the ride. A shame to see it's gone now. Wow, that was around 25 years ago as I think about it. LOL
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Friday, October 12, 2007 4:31:43 AM
I believe a tub or two survives at Used Rides yard in Greer
  •  Matthew
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Friday, October 12, 2007 9:26:44 AM


Originally posted by Pinetar

Unfortunetly, the ride and the builder were layed to rest in the same year.

But his spirit lives on, right here @ MCW.

For me it lives on as a model which is still almost finished. I need to find someone who can do the lightspray for me.
Friday, October 12, 2007 10:09:16 AM
Great old ride, may it RIP.
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  •  Bill P
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Friday, October 12, 2007 3:57:24 PM
Saw the Holiday Bounce once or twice at the CNE in Toronto in the 70's. It may have played Crystal Beach Park in Canada one season before the CNE too.

On another subject I think I remember them using a recorded "Thank you for riding Holiday Bounce" on it back then. Predecessor to the talk boxes in use today?
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