Disk'O

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A standard Disk'O at Fraispertuis City, France.

The Disk'O (also known as Skater, Surf's Up) is a type of flat ride manufactured by Zamperla of Italy. The ride is a larger version of a Rockin' Tug, also manufactured by Zamperla.

Versions[edit]

Model name Length Width Height Riders Capacity Description Portable Notes
Skater 21.5 m (71 ft) 11.65 m (38.2 ft) 10.69 m (35.1 ft) 24 600 Small halfpipe with inwards-facing seats. Yes [1]
Disk'O 24.55 m (80.5 ft) 9.68 m (31.8 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 24 600 Small halfpipe with outwards-facing seats. Yes [2]
Surf's Up 29 m (95 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 7.5 m (25 ft) 20 480 Small halfpipe with hill in middle. Guests stand on rectangular platform. Yes [3]
Mega Disk'O 37.5 m (123 ft) 10 m (33 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 600 Large halfpipe with outwards-facing seats. No [4]
40 1000 No
Skater Coaster 81.5 m (267 ft) 11.3 m (37 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 500 Large halfpipe with hill in middle. Inwards-facing seats shaped like a skateboard. No [5]
Disk'O Coaster 81.5 m (267 ft) 11.3 m (37 ft) 15.5 m (51 ft) 24 500 Large halfpipe with hill in middle. Outwards-facing seats. No
40 600 No

Ride[edit]

On a traditional Disk'O, Mega Disk'O or Disk'O Coaster, riders sit on a circular platform with outward-facing seats. On a Skater or a Skater Coaster, riders sit on a rectangular platform with inwards facing seats. On a Surf's Up, riders stand on a rectangular platform. Regardless of the model, the ride experience is very similar. The platform moves back and forth along a halfpipe track while spinning. A Disk'O Coaster or a Skater Coaster both feature a small hill in the middle of the halfpipe.

Installations[edit]

Mega Disk'O at Kennywood, USA.
Disk'O Coaster at Nigloland, France.
Hanghai at Liseberg, Sweden.
Ride name Park Model Opened
Avatar Airbender Pleasure Beach Blackpool Mega Disk'O 2011-05
Cosmic Chaos Kennywood Mega Disk'O 2007
Crazy Surfer Movie Park Germany Disk'O Coaster Unknown
De Grote Golf (most beautiful theming) Plopsaland De Panne Disk'O Coaster 1/7/2013
Disk'O Adventuredome Disk'O 2007
Disk'O Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ Disk'O Unknown
Disk'O Parque Diversiones, Costa Rica Mega Disk'O 2006
Disk'O Oaks Amusement Park Disk'O 2007[6]
Disk'O Flashback Boogie Ride Wild Waves Theme Park Disk'O 2008
Disk'O Magic Enchanted Kingdom Disk'O 2012
Disko Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Disk'O 2004[7]
Dizzy Disk Dollywood Disk'O 2005
Edge Paultons Park Disk'O Coaster 2009-03
Electro Spin Luna Park, Coney Island Mega Disk'O 2010
Electro Spin Silver Dollar City Mega Disk'O 2006
Giant Redback Aussie World Disk'O 2011-04-01
Girabugia Miragica Disk'O Coaster 2009
Goon-E Electric Daisy Carnival Disk'O 2010
HangHai Liseberg Mega Disk'O 2009
The Invader Rainbow's End Disk'O Coaster 2009-12-11
KOBRA Chessington World of Adventures Disk'O Coaster 2010
Mega Disk'O Martin's Fantasy Island Mega Disk'O 2009
The Mega Vortex Waldameer Mega Disk'O 2009-05
Navigator Flamingo Land Mega Disk'O 2005
Northern Lights Valleyfair Skater Coaster 2014[8]
Pipe Scream Cedar Point Skater Coaster 2014[9]
Ramba Zamba Adventure Island Disk'O 2004
Rev-O-Lution Lake Compounce Mega Disk'O 2011
Revolution 360 Seabreeze Disk'O 2010
Shockwave Dreamworld Disk'O Coaster 2011-06-25
Skater Canobie Lake Park Skater 2005
Snoopy's GR8 SK8 Carowinds Disk'O Coaster 2010
Surf Dog Kings Island Skater Coaster 2006[10]
Surf's Up Luna Park Surf's Up 2010-05-30
Tiki Twirl California's Great America Disk'O Coaster 2006
Tail Spin Wild Adventures Mega Disk'O 2013
Tyrsky Särkänniemi Disk'O Coaster 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zamperla – Skater". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zamperla – Disk'O". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zamperla – Surf's Up". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Zamperla – Mega Disk'O". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zamperla – Disk'O Coaster". Zamperla. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Thrill Rides at Oaks Amusement Park". Oaks Amusement Park. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rides at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach". Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Valleyfair to add coaster, area geared toward families". Chanhassen Villager. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Cedar Point (August 27, 2013). "New for 2014 at Cedar Point" (Press release). PointBuzz. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Surf Dog". Cedar Fair Entertainment. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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