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Friday, February 29, 2008 4:07:52 AM
noticed a kite flyer and a cliffhanger for sale on used rides and wondered how each one did? are there major differences in the rides except for the size?
Matt C.
Friday, February 29, 2008 7:05:24 AM
I think the Cliff Hanger does better... its more of a major/family ride, in my opinion. I love the Kite Flyer, its a beautiful piece, but, I would almost classify it with a Lolli Swing or Samba Balloon.
Matt Cook
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Friday, February 29, 2008 5:27:59 PM
The cliffhanger is a better ride and is probably more comfortable for adults and especially women. The kite flyer looks like a kiddie ride and I see very few adults, just children on it (or maybe thats just because its often placed in the kiddie section so you only see kids on it), plus the place where you rest your chest is too big so that makes it uncomfortable for women . I see lots of adults and all ages on the cliffhanger, its a perfect ride for everyone. I have been on both rides.
Friday, February 29, 2008 5:35:02 PM
I tried them both, and the ride experience of the Cliffhanger is better in my opinion. The Kite Flyer is mostly for kids while the Cliffhanger isn't. You can get more people on the Cliffhanger (adults, and children). I have seen an adult on a Kite Flyer however even though I think parents would feel less uncomfortable on the Kite Flyer than the Cliffhanger.
Saturday, March 1, 2008 11:58:50 AM
Cliff Hanger is much higher in the grosses.
Saturday, March 1, 2008 3:09:18 PM
I have seen both on the same midway (just a couple of rides apart from each other too), and the Cliff Hanger always does better. Kite Flyer is smaller, does not go as high in the air, I would guess the Cliff Hanger has more of a "thrill" to it (have never rode either one). Although I will say the Kite Flyer is a sharp looking piece.
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Matt C.
Sunday, March 2, 2008 3:58:26 PM
The kite flyer has a major positive for some, being that it pulls with dually verses the cliff hanger being pulled by a semi.

I classify both rides differently. They both have different actions as well.
Matt Cook
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Sunday, March 2, 2008 4:25:36 PM
Is'nt one a Kiddy Ride???? or I guess they call them Family Rides now....