WestCoastPat
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Sunday, August 15, 2004 11:48:43 AM
Last night on our local news, they had a story about fans of the rockers Phish walking 10 miles after abandoning their cars on the freeway to see the group in the last live show they were ever doing. Now the question is this: Whose Wheel was set up near Coventry,VT. and shown on the tv spot? Any Ideas? Looked kinda like a Century Wheel but the supports did not seem the same.
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cny_chris
Sunday, August 15, 2004 4:31:33 PM
What color was it, were there any visible decorative features, sign on the hub, etc.? If it is not a Century Wheel, then maybe it is a Mulligan Wheel.

Hmmmm.... is it a red structure, with red, white and blue lights on the spokes, and a US Flag on top of each gondola? If so, it is probably Dreamland's. They are in Vermont right now.....
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WestCoastPat
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Sunday, August 15, 2004 5:30:28 PM
The shots on the news did not really show much about it, so I do not know the color. I did not see any flags or other items that might give me a hint. I see Chance Century and Giant Wheels out here often-and the support structure of this wheel seemed different. Any good picture of other brands of gondola type wheels I can look at to maybe get an idea? Thanks.
BTW-No real reason to know-just seemed interesting to me. LOL

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with-it
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Monday, August 16, 2004 8:53:01 AM
I have yet to see any of you guys post about the wheel in those stupid "crazyworld " commercials. You know the ones that try to scare you into not smoking. They even have one where they are riding a Himalaya type ride.
Coastercameron
Monday, August 16, 2004 10:32:09 AM
with-it, that's not even the biggest ride they have on them! They also have a KMG Spinout in one. I assume this is Bishop's piece due to the bulb count [;)] and the fact that most TV filming is done on the West Coast.
daniel
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Monday, August 16, 2004 2:02:16 PM
I kinda like those comercialls.

Coastercameron
Monday, August 16, 2004 2:05:40 PM
Those are good comercials, with mute on at least. [:D]